Gaga for Lady GaGa by NottHeads
Don’t be surprised if you missed it, many in the US never saw it coming; so get ready to go gaga for Lady GaGa. The costumes and the entourage may lead folks to believe that it’s all contrived and flash; but there is substance beneath the glitz. The persona who is music star Lady GaGa is the embodiment of the alter ego of a young woman who has a lot to say and now has wanting audiences eagerly waiting.
This native New Yorker had to cross the pond to get noticed where her up tempo dance music style took hold with European audiences. GaGa is classically trained on the piano, a lot like another popular New Yorker, Alicia Keyes, but GaGa wanted to do anything but the classical recital on stage. If she’s going to be the center of attention, she wants to assure that you have something to look at, and something to talk about. GaGa went from bath-house background noise and has become a marketing mega star.
Entertainment Weekly put her outfits on its end-of-the-decade, “best-of” list. Whether it’s a dress made of Muppets or strategically placed bubbles, GaGa’s outré ensembles brought performance art into the mainstream. Lady GaGa has stated that she is “very into fashion” and that it is “everything” to her. She said “When I’m writing music, I’m thinking about the clothes I want to wear on stage. It’s all about everything altogether—performance art, pop performance art, fashion. I want the imagery to be so strong that fans will want to eat and taste and lick every part of us.”
Lady GaGa may be overworked to the point of exhaustion, but that’s not stopping her from committing to help the victims of the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti in January. GaGa donated all of her proceeds from the January 24 show of her current tour, the Monster Ball, and purchases made that day from her online store to the Haiti relief efforts. The total amount donated was over $500,000. She told Oprah Winfrey “Haiti’s still suffering…And I worry that young people don’t know enough about what’s going on there.”