Posted On 10 Aug 2017
Last night (Wednesday August 9) was pop superstar Lady Gaga’s second concert out of three sold out shows at the LA venue, The Forum. Called the Joanne World Tour, this is her fifth headlining tour and it is in support of her Interscope Records fifth studio album, “Joanne.” The tour kicked off on August 1st in Vancouver, Canada and is scheduled to conclude on December 18th back at The Forum.
You would have never guessed that Lady Gaga had already done the whole show once before (Tuesday night) because her energy was so fierce, her dance moves on point and her voice was amazing. The entire performance was electric and she proved what an incredible entertainer she truly is. Packed with fans, dressed in all kinds of flavorful Ga Ga inspired wear, the venue was hardly able to contain all the love everyone had for the musician. For the entire night, her “little monsters” as she calls them, screamed, danced and chanted Gaga’s name in adoration.
For two solid hours, Lady Gaga danced across four stages, pounded on a see-through piano, strummed a guitar and a keytar and sang her way through her biggest and best songs. During the interludes, specially curated videos were played on the main screen to keep the crowd entertained and in the moment. The cinema was powerful, captivating and captured the depth of “Joanne”.
She performed tracks off just about all her albums including “Joanne,” “Born The Way,” “Artpop” and her debut collection, “The Fame.” Breakout hits like “Poker Face,” “Just Dance” and “Paparazzi” were widely enjoyed. She urged the packed crowd to sing along with these classic Gaga numbers. Peppered in with these songs were newer tunes like “Diamond Heart,” “John Wayne” and “Dancin in Circles.” At one point, Lady Gaga asked which of the audience was part of the LGBT community, and who wasn’t. Then she sat down at her colorful piano, launching into a performance of newer track, “Come to Mama.”More old favorites “Alejandro”, “ScheiBe,” “Bloody Mary” and ‘The Edge Of Glory” were equally enjoyed.
During the title song, “Joanne,” the artist took to one of the smaller circular stages in the center of the venue and played an acoustic stripped down version. Before singing, she talked about losing her aunt, Joanne to Lupus and how the death affected her family. “It’s an intergenerational pain, a grief passed on by our grandparents, through our parents. For me, that pain has only one name, and it’s Joanne.” This slowed-down section really allowed the audience to connect with her. The intimacy was indeed welcomed after all the faster and hard-hitting dance numbers earlier in the night.
Throughout the whole show, there were quite a few outfit changes, which isn’t surprising seeing as Lady Ga Ga is nothing short of a fashion goddess. Each outfit appropriately correlated with the feel and essence of the corresponding song.
According to the singer, “lighting is a big thing this year” on the tour. This was certainly clear by all the incredible lighting tricks seen through the arena. There was fire and colorful patterns lit up on what was would eventually become bridges for her and her team of dancers to move around. These transitions were absolutely seamless.
If you were lucky enough to attend, then you know that the show took you on a wild, emotional journey through the many states and phases of Ga Ga. One can only hope to be blessed with many more tours to come from this bold and brilliant performer!
To purchase tickets: https://www.ladygaga.com/tourdates