Her majesty, the jester, Jesus and an a-hole: Just how many hats does Gaga wear?
NEW YORK -- During her Monster Ball set at Madison Square tonight (Feb. 22), Lady Gaga donned a pointy purple crown and a glowing scepter, objects from her "Kingdom of Gaga." But then she declared us all the kings and queens of the future, she, a mere "jester."
She referenced Jesus Christ Superstar in her favorite cloak, cleans her hands at a holy fountain and dons a see-thru plastic outfit with cross pasties and a nun's habit, shortly before she prays and preaches on the Christian God, covered in fake blood and writhing on the ground.
Her hair was its simple yellow weave as she said she fancied herself as Tinkerbell, and cooed like Glenda the Good Witch when a giant angler fish-headed monster wrapped its tentacles around her body and stripped away her skirt (you heard me). Hoods, tiaras, head masks, a retractable fiber optic halo: Lady Gaga wears a lot of hats during her Monster Ball show, newly updated with "Born This Way" tacked onto the end.
And she may refer to herself or her band members (or even the audience) as sluts, assh***s, freaks, tramps and, of course, monsters. But there's definitely one thing she'll never be: a lip-syncer.
I would have said as much, judging by the number of vamps and improvisations the singer pulls off in her show, but Gaga just wanted to drive the point home.
"Never have, never will," she bared during "Teeth." "I won't be the bitch to lip-sync her way through an HBO special."
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