Last night was an evening I had been waiting to come for a long time.
A few of my girlfriends and I went to the Lady Gaga concert in Philly.
We were armed with an official Gaga wig to get the party started.
Jill, Kate, Jacqui and I all had some fun with the wig. We even got the bartender to put it on too!
We all met up and headed to Marathon Grill in Philly to enjoy some Happy Hour half priced appetizers before the show.
About an hour before the show we headed down to the Wells Fargo Center to check out the Gaga Block Party.
I enjoyed a beer and a water.
Jill, Jacqui, Kate and I were pumped for Lady Gaga.
Kate and I purchased matching t-shirts.
We were armed with our monster paws for the show!
I wore my sparkly converse shoes to the event. I figured they were festive and perfect for the occasion!
We started off way in the nosebleed section – pretty far away from the action and with a blocked view. We were unable to see any of the screens which showed what was going on in the show close up.
When I said we were in the nosebleeds – I meant it. We were at the very top, with the wall behind us.
I was a little disappointed because these were $100 seats and we were at the wall at the top of the top of the show?!
We had some fun playing with the wall but when the show started it was difficult to see.
I had some major zoom action in my camera to see the stage.
Gaga was amazing. She came out with a bang and was awesome to watch the entire night. In true Lady Gaga form, you didn’t know what she was going to do next.
To me the show was mirrored after the Wizard of Oz. Lady Gaga spent the entire show trying to get to the ‘Monster Ball in Philadelphia.’ In the opening number her car broke down and then she was shown the yellow brick road to get to the Ball.
Crazy costumes were all over the place throughout the show.
The show was crazy high energy with lots of different set changes.
A few songs in Jacqui and I went to see if we could get a closer look at the action. I wanted to get some better pictures for the blog and we ended up heading a few sections down and finding two great seats.
We had a much better angle and were able to see the screens!
It was pretty cool when the piano was on fire – This was one of my favorite parts of the show.
It was even cooler when someone threw a Phillies hat on stage and Gaga wore it for a few songs.
Doesn’t the white outfit make Gaga look like Glinda the Good Witch?
I also enjoyed when Gaga sang “Monster” and came out in a monster suit. She looked a little nuts but it was fun to watch!
Weren’t our new seats so much better? I was able to take these pictures from the big screens! Yay!
At this point in the show things got a little weird for me. Gaga was rolling around in fake blood which I didn’t get.
I also didn’t get it when she was in the fountain of some saint/angel and apparently they were draining its blood when it caught on fire?
I feel like some of these things went over my head. I was just there to enjoy the music!
Then a big monster came out and we had to kill it by flashing our camera lights at it.
Doesn’t this look like Wizard of Oz? Maybe its just because she’s in a green outfit and maybe looked like either Elphaba or a munchkin. I can’t decide!
It was an interesting show to say the least!
The final number was ‘Bad Romance’ which was a great way to end the show, which climaxed when Lady Gaga made it to the Monster Ball!
I really enjoyed the fact that Lady Gaga sang live the entire time. She did a great job interacting with her audience and the show was high energy the whole time.
I was surprised a few times when Lady Gaga would yell out some hardcore curse words. At one point she told the guys in the audience to “Whip It Out”. There were also lots of religious references which I didn’t full understand, but I had a great time at the show.
The songs were awesome and it was cool to see Gaga perform. She did an amazing job.
One thing I learned from the concert was that when making plans to go see concerts in the future, I need to remember that if its an artist I am really excited about, I should just shell out the extra cash to get a better seat.
I could have gone without getting a shirt there and maybe a few overpriced drinks pre-show and used that cash to double my ticket price and get closer to the action. Because when it comes to going to a concert, you want to be close to the action, right?
I am not sure I would have paid $200 for Gaga tickets, but its just something to think about.
Either way I had so much fun being a Little Monster for the evening!
Lady Gaga was a fabulous concert and I am glad I went but nothing will compare to my all time favorite concert experience which I also refer to as – The Best Night of My Life which you can check out here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
What’s the best concert you have ever been to?
Are you a Lady Gaga fan?