Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Going Ga Ga-Lady GaGa on Our 'Lesbian' Prime Minister

photo : Patrick McMullan www.patrickmcmullan.com  http://pmc-mag.com/
It's a sad fact but whenever a celeb comes to Sydney or Melbourne all life as we know it ceases. And so it is with Lady GaGa in Sydney on a three day photo opportunity and taking the town by storm.

arriving at Nevermind
The Shuttle went to the Channel Nine studios for GaGa's interview with Tracey Grimshaw and was pleasantly surprised when the great pop star performed singing two songs in a giant perspex box with a minimum of backing,

and leaving Nevermind
And she was good, bloody good and far better than other unnamed pop goddesses (although the name Madonna springs to mind). Yesterday GaGa tweeted her fans with non too subtle messages about the gay clubs Nevermind and Arq which she duly turned up to last night. She arrived in one outfit and departed in another. At both clubs. That's four outfits for the cameras who obliged.

Earlier in the evening Lady GaGa went to the Town Hall and received a certificate proclaiming her an honorary citizen from Lord Mayor Clover Moore for her work for gays and lesbians (she tweeted "just do it" to local politicians referring to gay marriage).  She also made a gaffe during her interview with Grimshaw and wondered why the Prime Minister Julia Gillard as a lesbian didn't support gay marriage. That didn't make it to air.

The majority of those who queued from 3pm for tickets to Arq and Nevermind -both gay clubs, were heterosexual teens but it's the thought that counts. GaGa sang two songs at Arq. Tomorrow night she gives a special show for 1000 fans at the Town Hall and by what we've seen so far, it should be one special night.Not bad for a singer who came to Sydney in 2009 as a support act for The Pussycats.

Go to Channel Nine's A Current Affair website to watch the Lady GaGa interview and performance.
A Current Affair