Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Night Lady Gaga Wept

How lucky can one get? Monday night, I was one of those lucky ones invited by Bench to watch Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball in their private box at the Mall of Asia's Arena.
Rain clouds threatened as thousands of Gaga fans queued to get in to the stadium. This was to be the very first event at this venue. Not much of a Gaga fan, I was excited watching all those who dressed to the nines like their idol as I was seeing the marvelous sets and costumes.
I think like any artist, Lady Gaga wants to break barriers and delight us with shock. Towards the end of the show, jet lagged and fatigued, she wept as she thanked the adoring crowd. Just like any of us, she simply wants to be loved.

The spanking new Arena at the Mall of Asia grounds.

The Bench Suite at the Arena.

The Bench private box.

With fellow designer Michael Cinco.

International stars, Michael Carandang and Michael Cinco.

The front act!

Doing the royal wave!

The grand entrance, Lady Gaga on a black stallion.

The opening number.

Lady Gaga talking head reminded me of the Queen in Snow White.

After the concert.

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