Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The Monster Ball
Last night I went to Lady Gaga's Monster Ball in Kansas City. I don't get to go to a lot of concerts because I usually have to work, (aka, I don't get out much) but I was really excited about the show last night. It was an artistic spectacle. It was a 'pop-electric opera'.
The enormous video screen behind the stage displayed images of Gaga doing crazy things (vomiting, eating a bloody organ?, moving in slow motion), something I would expect to see in a modern art gallery. It was fantastic. Some of the show was a bit political, but I was just there to dance and take it all in.
The set list was superb. I woke up with 'Dance in the Dark' stuck in my head this morning. The crowd went crazy for songs like Pokerface, Telephone, and Paparazzi.
The Monster Ball fans were wild and crazy. It was amazing to see the thoughtful costumes and absurdly creative hairstyles. Hair hairbows, telephones in hair, police line tape worn as an entire ensemble. There were lots of boys dressed as girls. ;-)
Our little gaggle of gals made sure that we had nearly five hours in the hotel before the concert to get ready. My stylist Christina did everyone's makeup and special effects. I took pictures of the process in case you are looking for ideas....I was stumped about what to wear to Gaga...but luckily, anything goes. We all decided that Halloween is only once a year...but Gaga deserves the same costume treatment and we had a blast getting GLAM!
Here's a few iphone photos from the evening with the hipstamatic!
And finally, here's the whole group!!
I'm sad because summer is almost over. ;( But it has been a very fun and memorable one!!