Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Viejas Goes Gaga for the Lady

The Lady Gaga show at Viejas Arena was a spectacle. The set design featured neon signs of roadside motels and gas stations and a fluorescent green car (with a keyboard hidden under the hood), elaborate costumes (designed by Gaga), and sexy choreography, all playing into a slick performance.

Gaga's talent can't be denied. In addition to writing all her own songs, she surrounds herself with world-class musicians, singers, and dancers.

With songs such as “Dance in the Dark,” “Glitter and Grease,” and “Just Dance,” she worked the crowd into a frenzy early and kept them there all night, all the way through to her radio and club hits “Poker Face,” “Paparazzi,” and her latest chart-topper “Born This Way.”

The highlight for me was Gaga sitting at a flaming piano, and I've seen Keith Moon smash his drums, Pete Townsend smash his guitars, and Keith Emerson throw knives at his Hammond. Don't get me wrong; I'm not comparing Gaga to those rock legends, but a half-naked blonde casually sitting at a flaming piano singing a ballad was pretty damn cool.

  • Concert: Lady Gaga
  • Date: March 29
  • Venue: Viejas Arena
  • Seats: Sec F, Row 10, Seat 8
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

The Longview Manor estate built by Ralph Hurlburt

He designed dozens of distinctive houses from Point Loma to Kensington to La Mesa
Next Article

Space Truckin’

Ace Frehley, Travis Barker, Tolan Shaw, Andy Robinson, Thousand Below

The Lady Gaga show at Viejas Arena was a spectacle. The set design featured neon signs of roadside motels and gas stations and a fluorescent green car (with a keyboard hidden under the hood), elaborate costumes (designed by Gaga), and sexy choreography, all playing into a slick performance.

Gaga's talent can't be denied. In addition to writing all her own songs, she surrounds herself with world-class musicians, singers, and dancers.

With songs such as “Dance in the Dark,” “Glitter and Grease,” and “Just Dance,” she worked the crowd into a frenzy early and kept them there all night, all the way through to her radio and club hits “Poker Face,” “Paparazzi,” and her latest chart-topper “Born This Way.”

The highlight for me was Gaga sitting at a flaming piano, and I've seen Keith Moon smash his drums, Pete Townsend smash his guitars, and Keith Emerson throw knives at his Hammond. Don't get me wrong; I'm not comparing Gaga to those rock legends, but a half-naked blonde casually sitting at a flaming piano singing a ballad was pretty damn cool.

  • Concert: Lady Gaga
  • Date: March 29
  • Venue: Viejas Arena
  • Seats: Sec F, Row 10, Seat 8
Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Oceanside Film Festival goes virtual

The Devil’s Road: A Baja Adventure, Bess Myerson: The One and Only Jewish Miss America, Becoming Lola
Next Article

Shawn Mitchell: moved by a Youth for Christ group singing at the Civic Theater

“That night I made a decision to follow Jesus”
Comments
1

I agree with this reviewer totally. I saw Gaga when she played a sold-out show at the Sports Arena a while back. That woman puts on a terrific performance & pours her soul into it. Though her shows can get campy and freaky, there is no denying her artistry and talent.

People look at Lady Gaga's weird get-ups and bizarre antics, but I think that is just all part of being uber-creative. Go Gaga!

April 6, 2011

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close