Thursday, November 11, 2010

Un Romance Difettoso

I want your love,
And I want your revenge,
I Want your love,
I don't wanna be friends,
J'ai ton amour,
Et je veux ton revanche,
J'ai ton amour,
I don't wanna be friends.

It's been a long time since I've gone to a concert. U2 would be cool to see in concert but at $250 per ticket, I think that's a bit much - even for U2.

However, lately I've becoming increasingly obsessed with the phenomenon known as Lady Gaga. Of all the artists out there today, it is Gaga that truly delivers the goods. She's a SuperStar of Epic Proportions.

Beyond the simplistic and catchy tunes that threaten to leave her as a one hit album wonder instead of the next Madonna, Gaga packs more punch than just about any artist today. Watch videos of her performances or appearances and she's always over the top. From crazy outfits to entourages to just about anything, there's nothing understated or normal about Lady Gaga.

And the stuff I've heard about her performances has been nothing short of outrageous. Large set pieces, multiple costume changes. Gaga gives it her all when out in the public and really, should we expect anything less from our rock stars?

Certainly there are many artists out there putting out more lyrical, more poignant and more insightful music, but I'm not seeing much beyond the rocker/hipster standing in front of the microphone wailing or the hip hop artist dancing around in bling. Lady Gaga seems to glitter and even though it is manufactured by her own group called Haus of Gaga, who can deny that it's exciting to watch?

On top of that, the videos I've seen actually demonstrate that Gaga has true musical talent: she can play music. An added plus and an unusual twist in the world of modern day pop music that lingers over the legacy of boy bands and Justin Bieber.

So, with all that in mind, and the fact that I'm going to find myself awash in Europe for a few days next month, I've decided to venture to Milano and catch Lady Gaga in concert at the Mediolanum Forum in Assago.

If any of you are in town that weekend, let me know...

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh... Caught in a Bad Romance...