Meet a Few of the Dedicated Lady Gaga Fans We Saw Last Night at the Garden

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All photos by Sandy Honig for the Village Voice
A few Gaga fans we met last night.
Before Lady Gaga pulled out all the stops for her "ArtRave: The Artpop Ball" show on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, we met with her die-hard fans outside Madison Square Garden, asking them about their adoration and dedication to Gaga, who's experiencing lower sales (for Artpop) and buzz than she's typically received. Photos by Sandy Honig for the Village Voice.

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Lady Gaga - Roseland Ballroom - 4/6/14

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Courtesy of 42 West & Getty Images
Gaga opening the second to last Roseland Ballroom show
Better Than: Anyone else closing out Roseland Ballroom's long and storied chapter in New York City.

With a stage hidden by a deep red curtain surrounded by oversized, large roses, it's clear Lady Gaga took her role as emcee for Roseland Ballroom's "10-day funeral," as she has called it, seriously. In front of a slightly more subdued crowd than expected in terms of dress (more casual concert-wear than Gaga costumage), Gaga entered from a door also shrouded in roses at house left, burlesque-teasing the audience with only a hand and leg before revealing herself completely. She posed and vamped before sitting at her first piano of the night, a less showy opening than one can be accustomed to experiencing at a pop concert. In a way, she was making it clear the set was less about her and more about the venue she was helping celebrate and close out.

See also: Does Roseland Ballroom's Demise End the Era of the Manhattan Megaclub?

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Lady Gaga Concerts to Close New York's Famed Roseland Ballroom

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When word came last month that famed NYC venue the Roseland Ballroom would be shutting its doors for good in April, it was a shock. The Ballroom--which has seen acts as diverse as Beyonce, the Rolling Stones, Green Day, Metallica, Radiohead, Nicki Minaj, and Fugazi take its storied stage--opened in 1919, and there was no reason to think it wouldn't go on forever. Now, comes news that it will live forever ... in the hearts and minds of of Lady Gaga's Little Monsters, at least, who will no doubt clamor to snatch up all the tickets for the just-announced four-show run their ARTPOP God will play to see the place off, March 28, 30, 31 and April 2. Tickets go on sale next Monday, November 25, at 10 a.m. Full press release (including ticket prices) after the jump.

See also: Lady Gaga Was a Glorious Hot Mess on SNL

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Lady Gaga Was a Glorious Hot Mess on SNL

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The third time was apparently the charm for a nearly-perfect Lady Gaga, as her most recent SNL hosting stint was ratings gold: Saturday night's SNL brought in the most viewers since Justin Timberlake's episode on March 9, and matched Miley's hosting stint in the coveted 18 to 49 market. Her hosting duties brought forth tons of great moments in which Gaga was not only hilarious, but successfully self-deprecating and charming: the Worst Covers Of All Time sketch was flawless and poked fun at the much griped about similarities between Gaga's "Born This Way" and Madonna's "Express Yourself"; a look into the future with a decrepit and forgotten Gaga was fantastic as well. Both performances measured up to the standards she set with an exceptional opening monologue and the sketches that followed, so yeah, we're not surprised at all about the overwhelming success of the episode.

See also: Lady Gaga Fan Portraits That Look Nothing Like Lady Gaga

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ARTPOP: An Otherworldly Guidebook to Lady Gaga's World of Weird

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Like the cover of her last album Born This Way, Lady Gaga may be half machine. More likely is that she's transforming into the pop alien-robot she has been selling herself as since The Fame, and for the first time, she has released an album that feels like most streamlined expression of who she is as a pop artist.

See also: What to Expect From Lady Gaga's ARTPOP


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Lady Gaga's "Do What U Want" Featuring R. Kelly Is Insane

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It's out! Earlier this month, when the tracklist for Gaga's new album ARTPOP dropped, the big news was that she had collaborated with R. Kelly on a song, "Do What U Want." A few days ago a partial leak and some, ahem, cheeky artwork (above) were released, stirring the pot of hype even more vigorously. Late last night the world was given the gift of "Do What U Want" in full (embedded below), and it is, quite naturally, insane.

See also: What to Expect From Lady Gaga's ARTPOP

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Lady Gaga Fan Portraits That Look Nothing Like Lady Gaga

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Pollypixels on etsy.
We're not sure what Lady Gaga really looks like anymore, but we know this collection of fan art doesn't resemble her at all.

We swear this lovely nerd (above) was in our graphic design course, not on the VMAs. "Miss Gaga" Digital Art Print by Pollypixels

See also: What to Expect From Lady Gaga's ARTPOP

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What to Expect From Lady Gaga's ARTPOP

Categories: 2013, Lady Gaga

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Last Friday Lady Gaga revealed on her website that her new album would be released on November 11th. It will be called ARTPOP. She elaborated (of course) with the following gibberish: "ARTPOP explodes onto the physical and virtual universe at once on November 11, our 'BIG BANG! On this day HAUS OF GAGA venges with forte to bring the music industry into a new age; an age where art drives pop, and the artist once again is in control of the 'icon.'" In case you don't speak Self-Obsessed-Fame-Monster, we'll break down what to expect from Lady Gaga's upcoming album.

See also: What Lady Gaga's Next Career Move Should Be

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Why Is No One Getting On Lady Gaga's Case For Ripping Off "Mmmbop"?

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In an mmmbop, it's gone.
This morning I took an exercise class—"piloxing," a combination of Pilates and boxing that results in its attendees punching the air for about 45 straight minutes and that I highly recommend for anyone who reads the Internet too much—and its mix of music was decidedly '90s-centric; high-energy versions of "What A Girl Wants," "I Want It That Way," and "Bye Bye Bye" were on the table, as was a remix of "Good Vibrations." (The Marky Mark one.) There was one point, though, where I thought the present would intrude on the past—an extended intro for something that sounded a lot like Lady Gaga's "The Edge Of Glory" crept up, only to turn into a similarly triumphant pop song from the year I graduated college. TO THE EMBEDS!

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Asshattery In 140 Characters Or Less: Which Musicians Are The Biggest Klouchebags?

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Which Gallagher brother is a bigger prat... on Twitter?
If you're on the Internet you might have heard of Klout, a pseudo-scientific way for measuring the slippery ideal of "online influence." Taking into consideration a variety of factors, it has (despite its often being utterly gameable and as a result off the mark) turned into a way for people online to judge not just each other, but themselves.

Today a variation on Klout, Klouchebag, launched to further fill in the picture drawn by Klout's algorithms. Dubbing itself "the standard for measuring asshattery online" and putting itself (or, well, its code) on the lookout for people engaging in jerky behavior in the 140-character wild, it judges users' Twitter feeds on four metrics—"Anger," "Retweet Abuse," "Social Apps," and "English Misuse"—and then figures out just how much of an annoying prat they are accordingly. (Your correspondent's score of 57 causes her to fall in the "bit of a douchebag" range.) This new, exciting measurement of the always-rampant scourge of online idiocy caused us to wonder: Which musicians with prominent social-media presences are, in actuality, the worst—or at least, worse than their chief rivals using a semi-scientific method? A couple of head-to-head matchups after the jump.

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