Last Night: Lady Gaga closes BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend
Never one to just turn up, do a small set and bugger off to her trailer and fly home, Lady Gaga is a performer, one that you feel would perform even in a retirement home when she is 99, even though the hip action might be a little less erratic. Last night the eccentric American singer arrived in a coffin for BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend, seemingly heavily pregnant, but fear not she just had a football stuffed up her top.
Whether or not this is a hint at a feud with Katy Perry, whose West Ham side had just been relegated from the Premier League, no one will probably ever know, but worth stirring it up for the tabloids to go for!
Emerging from the velvet-lined box for her only British festival appearance this year, she opened with ‘Born This Way’.
The bump was then whipped off as she performed a free hour-long show for the young 20,000 strong crowd in Carlisle.
Lady Gaga, wore typically skimpy clothes throughout her set, with the funeral theme evident on emblazoned PVC and leather clothes, she wept during current single ‘Edge Of Glory’, which was dedicated to her grandad.
She changed the words to jazz hit ‘Orange Coloured Sky’ to include mentions for newlywed royals Kate and William, seemingly upset that Ellie Goulding got the reception gig ahead of her (Goulding performed at the weekend event in Carlisle on Saturday – easy gig for her to get surely with boyfriend Greg James hosting!).
Gaga said of her song for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge:“When I was in the United States I wished I was at the Royal Wedding. I want to be the gilfriend of a handsome prince.”
After a third costume change, Gaga wore an eye mask, leather studded jacket, bra, and hot pants – with a crucifix on her crotch – to perform the track that everyone has been talking about, ‘Judas’.
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