July 13, 2015

Eight dresses + one giant ego = a three star show

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett headlined the Gent Jazz Festival in Belgium yesterday. Apparently, there was a lot of hype about it since there had never been a celebrity as big as Gaga there before, but can hype sell tickets?

This article, when translated into English, wondered if the show was going to be "empty" since tickets had been on sale for over eight months and still weren't sold out by the time the article was published (on the tenth of July, so two days before the show).

Excuses being given for the poor ticket sales were: that the ticket prices were high (100 euro), that Werchter (Rock Festival) took place only a week before, that there was too much competition since there were free shows going on at the time as well, that Lady Gaga's fans wouldn't want to sit through a jazz show, and that Tony Bennett's fans wouldn't want to sit through a pop show.

So, what ended up happening? Was the show a success?

I don't know if it ended up selling out or not (though I have a guess), but this review gives the show a modest 3/5 stars.

Translated, the article asks, "did we get a good jazz show?"

They answer their own question with a straight "no".

Instead of jazz, they say they were presented with a "musical". They enjoyed Bennett's performance the whole way through, but only liked Gaga some of the time. Complaints were mostly about her belting when she didn't need to be, and about how the jazz bands playing with them, while talented, were basically forced to play a "Disney version" of the songs.

I guess this show was more of the same old thing that we've come to expect from Lady Gaga nowadays: hyped up mediocrity.

June 29, 2015

Lady Gaga mistakes Mariachi Festival for Pride Parade

Lady Gaga spent some time yesterday afternoon on the balcony of her apartment in Chicago, overlooking the city and watching the first-ever Chicago Mariachi and Folklórico Festival, thinking it was the Chicago Pride Parade.

Little did Mother Moron know that the Pride Parade route was actually several miles north of there in a different neighborhood, well out of view of her balcony.

June 16, 2015

Lady Gaga vs. Avocado

Lady Gaga performed during the opening ceremony for the first European Games in Azerbaijan on Friday. She played a boring rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine" on a piano covered with flowers.

Apparently, she hid out in a hotel for days to keep her presence at the Games a secret. Some sources say she faced criticism from her fans for showing up to this event at all, because of Azerbaijan's human rights record, but I have seen zero backlash or criticism of her performance anywhere. I'd ask if this was an example of media manipulation, but it doesn't seem like anyone's talking about this performance at all, good or bad.

In fact, Lady Gaga posted about it herself on Instagram, and that post got 73,000 less likes than a photo Miley Cyrus took of an avocado.

If that doesn't say something about Lady Gaga's current status as a pop star, I don't know what will. 

May 21, 2015

Another convenient song leak

Lady Gaga is between projects right now, so we've had to suffer through her nauseating attempts at grabbing our attention with news of her upcoming wedding and her oh-so-risqué fashion statements (she's going back to blonde! OMG!!!).


Maybe she's still not getting enough attention from all of that, because now there's a news of a new song leak... And by new song, I mean old song. "Partynauseous", which she recorded with Kendrick Lamar in 2012, has just leaked online - and what great timing!

Taylor Swift just released her highly anticipated video for "Bad Blood" featuring Kendrick Lamar, and in only four days it's already gotten almost 41 million views.

To put this in perspective, Lady Gaga's last single (G.U.Y.) has ~66 million views and it's been out for over a year now.

She's also been dropping hints about a new album:

Could "Partynauseous" have been leaked on purpose to try and gain something from Lamar's recent success? Is Lady Gaga trying to ride Taylor's coattails to get some press? Or was it just a coincidence? A perfectly timed coincidence?

May 6, 2015

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Madonna at the MET Ball

They say the internet exploded when Madonna posted a picture of herself with Katy Perry and Lady Gaga at the MET Ball the other day:

The caption read, "Girls night out.......... Kissing the Ring........Finally"

The picture was then reposted by Katy Perry with the caption, "dropping our single tomorrow" and the hashtag #MONSTERCATREBELHEARTS, and Lady Gaga reposted it as well with the caption, "Breaking Hearts".

Madonna later posted another one of herself with Lady Gaga and Alexander Wang at an after party:

The caption for this one read, "Looking to the Future!! So much fun last night!"

The pictures and captions, along with one of Lady Gaga's previously deleted tweets ("High heels on the dash, breaking hearts and burning cash"), have led to some speculation that the three ladies may be planning to release a single together.

What do you think? Could there be a collaboration in the future? Or did Katy, Madonna, and Gaga just happen to take a couple of pictures together?