Last night was the opening for Lady Gaga's artRave: ARTPOP Ball and it was a spectacular, to say the least.
The tour kicked off in Fort Lauderdale, in a performance that an MTV blogger quotes as "almost too much for words."
The concert is full of outlandish outfits including a blue-and-pink polka dotted octopus, a phoenix-esque winged leotard, and a neon see-through latex ensemble.
My favorite look would without a doubt have to be the octopus costume, complete with inflatable tentacles.
During one of the costume changes, Gaga rather than going backstage, had her team come to her onstage to put her into her next outfit. Her stylists stripped her down, leaving her standing onstage in nothing but her underwear and a few nipple pasties, a nightmare that I'm sure more than one of us have had before giving a public speech. The songstress shared a usually private experience with her audience making it one of the most vulnerable moments of the night.
The singer performed all but one of her songs from the ARTPOP album, of course leaving out my favorite song "Dope," and replacing it with the song "Ratchet," which was rumored to have been on the album, but never made the cut. The following is the set list from the Fort Lauderdale show but we expect Gaga will be changing the songs up from night-to-night.
Band "ARTPOP" Intro
Cake Like Lady Gaga
Brief Ambient Music
Do What U Want
Born This Way
Jewels and Drugs
Lady Gaga will talk
Mary Jane Holland
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