The Gaga Experience -- Born This Way Ball in Manila [★]Thursday, May 24, 2012
Oh yeah baby! I was part of history!
|OUR GAGA TICKETS! YAY!|
|The BTW Ball Stage (with the filthy rich people who could manage to avail the mosh pit tickets *bitter* xD)|
FRONT ACT BEGINS!
Gaga's front act is Zedd, a club music DJ (not sure how to call him). Boy, he was amazing! He rocked the whole arena with his music!
He performed a series of music remixes of songs (including some of Adele's) for roughly 30 minutes. After some time, I got tired of dancing with the beat. I want to see Gaga already. xD
AND THE MAIN SHOW STARTS...
The castle was unveiled to the audience. At our point of view, it looked like those barbie castles in polly pockets.
|The medieval castle of Gaga|
Here are the songs that she performed for the night (in consecutive order):
Born This Way
Fashion of His Love
Heavy Metal Lover
You and I
Edge of Glory
Marry the Night
I was at awe on the number of costume changes that she did throughout the show. She was amazing. It was a total performance, from start to the very end. I knew she has a great voice but heck, she sounded even better live! She was able to flawlessly belt the high notes in her last two songs. She's also a good dancer! I don't know what sport she does (I'm sure she has one) because she has a very well-toned body.
|Gaga riding this weird looking belly-shaped inflatable|
She climbed down behind the balloon structure then something ripped the belly open and she appeared again. She was literally 'born' at that moment. Appropriately, she sings Born This Way after.
|Blurry Gaga. :))|
|creepy Gaga Hologram|
|blurry Gaga again ><|
I liked the way she glided during Bloody Mary. She was wearing a long white gown and her head was veiled. She must be riding some kind of scooter under the gown.
Everyone was dancing with every song. I danced the hardest during Judas. I know this is her most controversial song, but this is my favorite (because of an inside joke between me and my sister xD).
Gaga said 'Kamusta!' to the delight of the crowd. She altered the intro of Scheiße and instead she said,
"I don't speak Tagalog, But I can if you'd like."I like the way she connected with the crowd. She spoke strong statements like "I am not a creature of your government" [pertaining to the protests and the threat of being thrown to jail] before she sang Judas. Everyone was moved by her speech on accepting each other for who they are, then singing Hair while playing the piano (I cried during that part, along with everyone else in the crowd I think). I also remember her say,
"[paraphrased] We are not non-conformists. We are rebels. Non-conformists don't do anything with the things that they don't like, whereas rebels take action."
Honestly, I think she's a good person deep deep down. She just have a weird way of showing it. Also, I felt her genuine love and concern for all the gays. Besides, the gay crowd are her first supporters during the early days of her being a musician in the bars of New York City (yes I did my research :p). She had a tough start in her career there and then.
But I must say, she's really talented. I totally agree on what blogger Chico Garcia stated on his site: "Take away all the fancy clothes and the weirdness, there's a real singer in her." She deserves all her Grammy awards.
Anyway, good luck to the rest of your Born This Way tour, Gaga. Thank you for giving us a great great show in Manila! :D
Here is Lady Gaga's moving performance of Hair in BTW Manila.