Lady Gaga treated some people far away from America to her brand of entertainment as she kicked off her much anticipated Born This Way Ball World Tour last night in front of 45,000 fans. Mother Monster unveiled her latest creations at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea – note how she likes to test out the show before she gets to her main market. She put on a good show – but is it more shock than substance from a pop star desperate to keep reinventing herself as she’s fast running out of ideas?
The stage was a giant castle and Gaga had a multitude of weird ‘n’ wacky outfits. But is she a one trick pony? Some fans reckon it wasn’t that different from her previous tours. We’ll have to wait and see for ourselves.
Gaga has a monster schedule ahead of her…over the next six months she’ll travel through Asia to New Zealand, Australia and then onto Europe and the UK. That’s before heading to South America and then arriving home to play North America in January next year. By then she should be totally burned out – her fans will be.
She wants to stage the biggest World tour ever. Too bad she will never stage the best world tour. Of course the fact that people are willing to pay money to see her is already a miracle. Good luck Gaga. You might want to tweak the playlist a bit as you go.
Some Little Monsters were disappointed with the all important setlist. Gaga played all 17 songs from the Born This Way CD which meant there wasn’t room for early favorites to please her hardcore fans. All the big hits were included but some popular album tracks from the first two CDs were MIA. Here’s the complete setlist. What do you reckon?
Highway Unicorn, Government Hooker, Born This Way, Bloody Mary, Bad Romance,
Fashion of His Love, The Queen, Just Dance, Love Game, Telephone, Judas, Heavy Metal Lover, Bad Kids, Hair, Black Jesus † Amen Fashion, You and I, Electric Chapel,
Americano, Poker Face, Alejandro, Paparazzi, Scheiße — Encore: The Edge of Glory,
Marry the Night.