Thursday, August 28, 2014

I didn't go to Lady Gaga's ARTPOP Ball. And I'm sad. Really, really sad.


Mother Monster, aka Lady Gaga, performed in Melbourne on the weekend. And I’m upset that I missed out on seeing her in all of her extravagant costumes and sparkler bra glory {cries}. I’m really sad, you guys.
When tickets went on sale for ‘artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball,’ I made the tough decision not to purchase any so I could save some much needed money. While this has turned out to be a wise choice given that medical expenses and natural therapies have been costing me a small fortune this year, missing out on a Gaga concert still hurts. A lot.
Having been to her ‘Monster Ball’ in 2010 and ‘Born This Way Ball’ in 2012, I know how awesome ‘The ARTPOP Ball' would have been.
There is no concert quite like a Lady Gaga concert. She’s extremely entertaining and she puts on an incredible show. Her beautiful live piano ballads are goose-bump-educing, and her catchy pop anthems always get me excited. To sum things up, her concerts are energetic, theatrical, and electric.
As a Christian, chucking on a Lady Gaga album is my guilty pleasure. I just can’t help but love her. She’s kooky, crazy, creative, and talented. I find her music oddly motivating. Things get done when there’s Gaga in the background. Blaring ‘Just Dance’ and ‘Telephone’ always brings me a bit of happiness on a bad day. Her music just helps.
After walking out of a doctor’s appointment feeling very down the other day, I found myself in need of a Gaga concert fix. To try and fill this void I’ve been binge watching YouTube clips. It’s not the same but it is the next best thing. Here are my favourites:
 
 Bad Romance


Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah! Roma-roma-mamaa! Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!


Telephone



Best. Song. Ever. Lady Gaga AND Beyoncé? It doesn’t get any better than that.


Just Dance



It’s gonna be okay.


LoveGame



Lady Gaga and her cheeky metaphors! Pelvic thrusting and crotch grabbing aside, I can’t help but like it. Why must dirty songs be so damn catchy?!

Paparazzi



Looooove this acoustic version.


Poker Face



The stripped back arrangement at the beginning of this performance is stunning.


Marry The Night



My all-time favourite, kick-ass song. I just love the meaning and the inspiration behind it.



It has become my chronic illness anthem and is my go-to song whenever I feel like giving up. Singing “I’m gonna marry the night, I won’t give up on my life, I’m a warrior queen…” is kind of empowering. For me “marrying the night” is all about embracing chronic illness while still continuing to dream big.


Born This Way



I’m on the right track baby, I was born to be brave.


Judas



I'm kind of digging the green hair.

I really, REALLY shouldn’t like this song, but I do. It’s pretty awesome live. I’m much more a fan of the tune than I am of the lyrics though, just FYI.


You and I



My favourite Gaga ballad. Just gorgeous.


Do What U Want



I keep getting this song stuck in my head. It’s not good.

Dope



I have boot envy.

“I do not have to be high to be great. I do not have to be drunk to have a good idea. I can sit with my thoughts and not feel crazy. I can do it. I can do it without the dope.”
And this, my friends, is exactly why I love Lady Gaga. I find her honesty in this song refreshing and I really respect her as an artist.

Fangirling at The Born This Way Ball.


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