LADY GAGA’S MONSTER BALL EPIC
23rd February 2010
After the build-up for the show, it was amazing Lady GaGa was only 40 minutes late for the first gig of her UK tour, but her Monsters Ball epic at the Manchester Evening New Arena was well worth the wait.
GaGa kicked off Act One with her Brits night track Dance In The Dark, with GaGa wearing an amazing padded leotard. Then she set the raunchy tone of the night by whipping off her shoulder pads to reveal her tiny figure in a sexy strapless leotard.
The crowd was brought to its feet during the appropriately titled Just Dance, before Beautiful, Dirty, Rich – and another costume change. This one saw the Poker Face star in a purple glittery hat and cloak – but not for long. GaGa’s next guise was a red, giant-shouldered gown, as she tickled the ivories on a keyboard/string instrument called Emma. Act Two began with the single Lovegame and new track Telephone.
At one stage her piano burst into flames during her song Speechless – which is exactly how many of us felt. The crowd got another eyeful when a naked GagGa was beamed up on the video screen – but the most spectacular set of the night was saved for last as she performed Paparazzi alongside a giant mechanical octopus.
Myself and fellow fans begged the singer to return to the stage for an encore – and she didn’t disappoint, appearing from behind the white curtain in a futuristic white leotard to the beat of her hit Bad Romance. She’s absolutely GaGa!
Lee Bloor, Account Manager at PUNK PR