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Little Monsters Invade Long Island

Posted on: April 24, 2011

Last night at Nassau Coliseum “the doors were locked and the freaks were left outside” said Lady Gaga to the sold-out audience. This was my third Lady Gaga concert and let me tell you she never disappoints! The only two complaints I have about the night are that she didn’t take the stage until 10pm and “Speechless” was cut from this leg of The Monster Ball Tour. Other than those two minor details it was one hell of a show! Some might even say there was more of a show going on off the stage than on. Hundreds of little monsters (as Lady Gaga fans refer to themselves as) came out decked out in their best Lady Gaga attire. From people dressed in caution tape, huge sparkly dresses, crazy hair, and even a black swan outfit, it was some fashion show!
As for Lady Gaga’s opening act, they fit right in. Semi Precious Weapons have opened for Gaga ever since she started touring. In fact before she made it big she was a fan in the audience at their concerts. They are a rock band from New York City. I would describe their music as mostly glam rock with an alternative mix. Lead singer Justin Tranter sure is entertaining. On stage in sparkly high heel shoes, he starts the set off fully dressed and by the end of the set he’s left in a not so long shirt, the pants come off, and he has tights and high heels on. I thought their set started off a little rocky, but by the end I was loving it. Their last two songs were my favorites- “Semi Precious Weapons” and “Fuck The Dance Floor”.
Then came the 45 minute break where the whole audience got to hear what seemed like the whole entire Michael Jackson Greatest Hits album, while waiting for Gaga to come on stage. Is it just me or does every single concert play Michael Jackson while waiting for the main act to get on stage??? Finally at 10pm Lady Gaga took the stage opening the show how she always opens it, with “Dance In The Dark”. The show starts off with her and her crew in Brooklyn and throughout the whole show they venture through cities trying to make it to The Monster Ball. This high energy show continued with “Glitter and Grease”, “Just Dance”, “Beautiful Dirty Rich”, “The Fame”, and “LoveGame”. For “Boys Boys Boys” Gaga traveled from Brooklyn to Long Island by way of subway, which she said takes her anywhere she wants to go (hey anythings possible at the Monster Ball). Next came “Money Honey” followed by a phone call to a lucky audience member. This lucky girl got the chance to talk to Lady Gaga on the phone during the show and got to meet her after the show. Right after the call Gaga went right into her hit song “Telephone” before slowing things down.
Now this part of the show has always been my favorite. I LOVE when Gaga just sits at the piano and plays and sings. This is where you see her true talent and musicianship. She sang piano versions of “Born This Way” and a new song “You and I”. Standing on her piano bench pounding away at the keys with her hands and belting out her lyrics was absolutely amazing. And to make things even more amazing, she proceeded to play the piano with the heels of her shoes! Now I could sit and listen to her at the piano the whole night, but after she slowed things down she got right back into the high-energy and dancing part of the performance with “Monster”, “Teeth”, “Alejandro”, “Pokerface”, and “Paparazzi”. For “Teeth” she came out in a bra and panties covered in fake blood. “Teeth” has always been one of my favorite songs she performs. While Gaga is passionate about each and every song she sings (and that she does NEVER lip-synch) I always feel the most passion in her voice during this song.
She ended the show with encores of her two biggest-hits “Bad Romance” and “Born This Way”. This two-hour show was filled with high-energy, amazing dancing, flawless singing, and lots of Long Island love. If I knew how many times Gaga would say Long Island in one show I would’ve started making a tally! Most of all you can’t deny how much she truly loves each and every single one of her fans! Just observing the audience members you can tell the impact that she has had on some of their lives. Lady Gaga isn’t just “the next big thing”. She is a phenomenon that is going to live on for a long long time!
This is one performer that you can’t go without seeing! Check out some videos from the concert below!

Lady Gaga Doing Piano Versions of “Born This Way” and her new song “You & I” (it’s a long video but well worth the watch- You & I starts at the 4:25 mark)

Lady Gaga Doing “LoveGame”

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3 Responses to "Little Monsters Invade Long Island"

Thanks so much for posting this review. I drove by a few times and really regretted not going once I saw how many people were walking there all dressed up. Great videos. I definitely wont miss her next time. Thanks!

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Thanks I appreciate the feedback and definitely keep reading!

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