The inaugural balls may have been the talk of Washington on Monday night, but it was Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Ball that brought the house down at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The pop diva/fashion icon/songstress put on a show that was closer to a Broadway revue than a rock concert, lasting nearly two and a half hours, complete with a goth sci-fi “storyline,” about a dozen costume changes, and a bevvy of tight-ab’ed, midriff-baring dancers.
While Gaga is still a force to be reckoned with – legions of devoted “little monsters” were dressed in all manner of Gaga-ness, from wigs in every color to sky-high heels – the show was not sold out, and the spectacle of Gaga wearing crazy costumes or preaching about LGBT rights, while admirable and fun to see, did not feel as shocking or momentous as it has on past tours. That said, she more than delivered on the promise of an over-the-top glitterfest. READ FULL STORY »