Three years after her Lollapalooza debut, Lady Gaga graced the stage at the Chicago festival Friday night with a vengeance.
In front of an audience of thousands of her Little Monsters, Gaga told her fans to forget anyone whoever told them they weren’t pretty or skinny enough. Or that “your Lollapalooza BMI stage show was a f***ing trainwreck. You’re a f***ing superstar. You were born that way!” (We think she may have been talking about herself in that last part.)
Her command was met by a roar of cheers from her Monsters.
It was redeeming moment and a far cry from Lady Gaga’s first appearance at the festival in 2007, when she sang and played keyboard in a glittery bra and teeny-tiny black boyshorts. Footage of the daytime performance show a distracted crowd and a sparse stage.
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Last night, a towering image of a scantily clad Gaga flashed on a billowing white curtain. The singer started the show in a black jacket with sky-high shoulder pads. Next, she donned a shiny red cape, later dancing around in a transparent dress.
“My name is Lady Gaga. I thank you for coming to my show. I didn’t used to be brave. In fact I wasn’t very brave at all,” she told her fans. “But you have made me brave, little monsters. So now I’m going to brave for you. Tonight, I want you to free yourself.”
With The Associated Press