Lady GaGa – artRAVE: The artPOP Ball

Well, what a blast that was. I went and saw Lady GaGa live in concert for the first time ever yesterday evening and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was a dream come true to see her in the flesh belting out so many pop classics that I love and admire and she really put on a fantastic show.

This whole week there are a lot of events in store and each one will be covered in some way on here on my blog. For over a year, I have saved up to see some of the biggest concerts and shows around as I will also be heading to Las Vegas this week as well (forgot to mention that bit didn’t I). The first show was of course Lady GaGa at the O2 Arena in London. The O2 Arena is a massive arena with so many things to do inside and outside of the venue that you are spoilt for choice. Whenever I go to the O2 I always end up having a lot of fun. Luckily, I will be going back in December to see Basement Jaxx perform as well.

So yeah, back to subject. Lady GaGa’s show. It was epic, to put it lightly. Every song from start to finish reminded me why I love her so much and how she is really a genius at creating some of the catchiest and loved pop tunes in recent years. There were a lot of party songs that got everybody on their feet but for the most part the show centred around her third studio album “artPOP” which was released at the end of last year.

La GaGa (as I call her) has really been at the forefront of pop controversies over the last few years and it is easy to see why, it’s because she wants to speak her mind and speak out for things that are right and tell people when things are wrong. In her show, there was a lot of this. I am not a big fan of a lot of talking in concerts but I felt it was very poignant in her show last night that it actually made it better for me. The heart-breaking moment was when a die-hard fan had written a letter to GaGa telling about her cancer and how GaGa helped her through this with her music. It was a lovely moment when the girl (who was very young I might add) joined her on stage, sitting next to GaGa at her piano and singing a ballad version of “Born This Way”, one of GaGa’s signature tracks that speaks out for those that are different and to learn to love themselves. This was the moment in the show that really moved me and made me love GaGa so much more than I ever thought possible.

Other standout tracks in the show included “Do What U Want”, “Bad Romance”, “Judas”, “Swine” and of course “Applause” which came towards the end. “Gypsy” was also an unexpected but delightful encore that got a great reception in the arena. In fact, I would have to say that the whole show has made me want to listen to each track that was performed as it has ignited my love for them.

If you ever get a chance to see GaGa in concert, do it. I think even the not so die-hard fans will be blown away by the amount of enthusiasm and drive that GaGa gives on stage to each performance. I really want to see her again and I hope that she tours with her next album, whenever that will be or whatever form it takes.

So I will leave you now with my highlights reel from last night with clips that I shot. See for yourself the magic that is artPOP.

Until next time…