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While the world was obsessing over the eclipse and wearing their solar glasses, the only shades I could think about were these:
Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour had been on my mind since I first heard the album and fell in love with this new, more vulnerable side of Gaga. Although, I had always been a fan of Gaga and the way she inspires everyone to embrace their inner self, I appreciated this softer album and the strong ballads she included such as Joanne and Angel Down.
Gaga’s concert at the Xcel Energy Center on Monday night was packed with a wide variety of age groups. I was surrounded by fans of all ages, from 9-79. When Gaga made her entrance onto the stage, she talked about how important this night was to her. She spoke about a time where she was told that a World Tour would not work for her since her music was for such a niche group, and there was no way it would succeed in certain parts of the United States. Minnesota must have been one of these controversial locations, because she emphasized that this concert was sold out.
Her performance was filled with an array costume changes and insane stage changes. Throughout the concert, pieces of the stage would ascend from the ceiling to form a bridge for Gaga to walk across. These bridges brought her from the main stage to the smaller front stage with her grand piano, and circular middle stage that fans surrounded.
Her performance was filled with an array of costume changes and insane stage changes. Throughout the concert, pieces of the stage would ascend from the ceiling to form a bridge for Gaga to walk across. These bridges brought her from the main stage to the smaller front stage with her grand piano, and circular middle stage that fans surrounded.
The concert was a jam packed 2 ½ hour Gaga experience, she sang all of her hit songs from Poker Face and Love Game to Born this Way and Telephone. The energy of these performances was electric and the entire crowd screamed along with the lyrics. However, it was her stripped performance of Edge of Glory that pulled at my heart strings and brought the crowd to tears.
Gaga dedicated this song to a native Minnesotan named Emma who Gaga looked to for inspiration in times of struggle.
Throughout the concert, Gaga communicated her love for her audience and the true message of acceptance that her music brings across. Her passion was eminent in each of her performances. However, her love was truly overflowing in her ode to her late aunt Joanne, her namesake and the album’s namesake. The lyrics of this song are so heartfelt and watching her share this piece of herself with an entire audience was indescribable.
“Before when I thought about Lady Gaga, I thought about her meat dress and crazy outfits, but now I see that she truly has a passion for music and for her fans.”
Gaga gives fans an even deeper look into her life in the Netflix documentary entitled: Five Foot Two. Gaga dropped the docu-series last week and gives a glimpse at her recent album and the process of making it!