MANILA: A few hours before her two-day show at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. American pop singer Lady Gaga tweeted: “And don’t worry, if I get thrown in jail in Manila, Beyonce will just bail me out. I love it here!”
Was it an signal she will go daring in the last night of her Manila gig?
On the first night of her concert in manila there was not a big strength of protestors against her outside the SM Mall of Asia Arena and also there was no a little risk for the cancellation of show. if it proved to be “offensive to morals and good customs” – blocked Lady Gaga from staging a performance where she occasionally simulated sex acts, “gunned” down people onstage, and mouthed expletives.
The hour and a half “The Born This Way Ball” held in Manila May 21 and 22 certainly made jaws drop not only for its complicated costumes, stage design and music preparations, but for pushing the wrapper in direct defiance of her critics’ call against her image and music. Lady Gaga sang with extra aplomb the songs “Judas” and “Just Dance” that have been assumed to be “blasphemous” and “promoting homosexuality and pornography,” respectively, by several groups here and in Indonesia and South Korea a few days ago.
“Oh, you like this song…stay with me! Hands up – higher!” Lady Gaga screamed back at the audience when she performed on her song “Judas”.
“The Jakarta situation is 2-fold: Indonesian authorities demand I censor the show & religious extremist separately, are threatening violence,” Gaga tweeted earlier today.
“I am not an alien, I am not woman, not a man, I am not human…I am all your dreams and your potentials,” she declared.
The first show ever to be held at the location, “The Born This Way Ball” fascinated a large number of fans, many of whom are teenagers and yuppies who paid as much as 15,000 pesos per ticket.
Mother Monster spoke to the audience about the protests, saying, “I just feel like, you know, so many people have been protesting and it really doesn’t bother me truly because I know that there has to be change, but for all those kids all over the world that take their lives when they’re so young because they feel bullied or they’re afraid because they’re gay and they don’t want to tell anybody, don’t you think that some of us should stand up and say the god**n truth?”
A large number of fans were wearing dressed like Lady Gaga’s outfits which did not escape the singer’s attention.
“I can see you, my little monsters – put your paws up!” she said to her little monsters standing near the stage.
“I knew this was my destiny but I had no idea what was on the other side of that door…and it was you…you taught me to never give up on myself,” Lady Gaga said to her fans at the end of the show.
In the sidelines, one of her so-called “little monsters” cried foul to alleged public humiliation by the security guards who asked him to shed off his wooden costume, leaving him almost naked while watching the show.
The show ended with the encore numbers “Marry The Night” and “Edge Of Glory,” two of her latest hit songs.