Last week, I was fortunate enough to be able to grab tickets to the Lady Gaga: The Born This Way Ball here in Singapore. For those who know me, they'd know that I'm not that much of a fan - I like her songs [silly and kiddy as it may sound, I actually love the songs when the Glee kids sing them] but let's just say we can leave it at that. So watching the show was a chance for me to understand her "artistry"; and that I did.
True to form, the show was cray cray to the nth level! Watching the show helped me prove a point that she pushes boundaries, way beyond their limits more often than not. From the overgrown Mama Monster giving "birth" to her little monsters to the ludicrous set of a dividable castle with crosses and what not arches - oh and lest we forget, the floating "alien" Gaga head - to the over the top haute couture outfits and scantily clad dancers; all in all it was one extreme concert. Nonetheless, there were moments of bliss - moments where you're allowed to catch a glimpse of the artist and rationale behind all this craziness. And in these instances, you feel her truth as a human being and that she pushes the limits to express her individuality. She champions for each person to reach one's individuality and celebrate it with everyone else, with people you care about and who cares for you.
Why then is she relevant? In my opinion, it’s not because of the crazy outfits or the lewd behavior or the boundary-less songs; it’s what and who she stands for. Individuality. And from what I saw that night it is when she voices these reasons through her songs when she is at her best. It is this message that makes her relevant.
I must say it was one interesting show – a show that will go down in infamy in my list. But I must say I was glad I went. It gave me good perspective on my own individualism – as a person, as a child, as a friend, as a marketer, as a blogger. As the French say, joie de vivre!
(My Outfit for the Concert: H&M Red Orange Blazer, Versace for H&M Long Sleeved Polo Shirt, Polka Dotted Bow Tie, Fendi Leather Cuff, Chanel Interlaced Bracelet, Karl Cut-Off Gloves, Topman Skinny Jeans, See by Chloe Sneaker Wedge)
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