artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball Tour is everything you could want from a Lady Gaga show- elaborate costumes, electrifying sounds, and entertainment to the max! I’m so glad I was able to make it this time around to her concert and it was well worth the wait. The name of the tour fits perfectly as the audience is swept into a Cirque du Soleil on steroids theatrical performance. You’re not sure what to expect but it doesn’t matter because the whole time you’re drawn into so much energy on stage from not only Lady Gaga but her back up dancers and musicians. Before I get into my Queen’s performance, a few mentions have to made to her amazing opening acts, Hatsune Miku and Lady Starlight.

FIRST, my adorable Hatsune!



When I first read that Hatsune Miku was going to be opening for Lady Gaga, I freaked out! For those that don’t know, Hatsune Miku is a “Vocaloid” which is basically a singing synthesizer software. Mix that in with a human-type projection and you get the kawaii Hatsune! In Japan, she has stand alone concerts and has a huge following online. Even Pharrell Williams is getting on the Hatsune train with a remix he produced using her vocals! For Lady Gaga to have Hatsune Miku open for her was great to introduce new fans as well as keep her already fans entertained. I mean, look at those pig tails, how could you not love her??


NEXT, my new favourte, Lady Starlight!



I’m not gonna lie, I had no idea who Lady Starlight was besides the fact that she was good friends with Lady Gaga (some fan I am lol). But, now that I’ve seen her live, I can now say I’m definitely a fan! Her beats did not bore the audience and she had so much energy that it pumped me up right before Gaga came on. From just hearing her, I could tell music is a way for her to expresses who she is and I love that about her. Her beats set the mood for the rest of the night by being lost in the music, thinking outside the box and basically having fun. Definitely going to check out some of her songs after hearing her play.


AND NOW, the moment you’ve been waiting for, the review of Mother Monster!

AH-MAH-ZING! That’s what I have to say about the whole of the concert! From start to finish, the multi-talented performer draws the audience into her aura (song pun lol) and has them on their feet for the majority of the night. Always grateful to her “little monsters,” Gaga puts on a show you know will have bizarre costume changes but, with a powerful voice like hers, who cares? Her vocals really shone for me on “Do What You Want” as well as her piano rendition of “Born This Way.” Her inspirational speeches regarding equality for all including gay, transgendered, bisexual, and straight people were taken to heart by all the fans and appreciated, as all those people were represented within the audience. Acknowledging this fact is great because some artists wouldn’t dare talk about it so, much props to Gaga for that.

I think she had a good mixture of old and new songs – she of course performed the fan favourites – “Just Dance”, “Paparazzi”, and “Bad Romance” while also performing new songs like “Partynauseous”, “Applause”, and “Aura”. I’m actually kind of shocked she didn’t do “Marry The Night” or “Judas” however, she might do those songs at other cities. But, all in all, the song choices were great and the live music was fantastic from her band. At one point, she even started playing the guitar! My favourite performance hands down was “Do What You Want.” If Gaga was ever to venture into an all R&B album, I would be totally for it! That’s another thing I love about her, she dabbles in different genres of music which I have mentioned multiple times in past blogs as a great thing for artists to develop and hone their skills as musicians.

To close this review, I can’t wait till the next tour she does! If you have the chance to see her in concert, do go! Even if you’re not the biggest fan of hers, you’ll be entertained throughout.


Have you ever seen Lady Gaga in concert? Leave a comment below!

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