Even though I have never seen her perform before I have still been a fan of Lady Gaga. I love her uniqueness and her individuality. No matter what she is not like most other artists. I found it interesting that she was willing to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. She had kind of been out of the spotlight for awhile and it was great to see her come back. She recently blasted the music industry by saying “What I really want to say is that it is really hard sometimes for women in music. It’s like a f—ing boys club that we just can’t get into.” She was referring to sexism in the industry. If you saw her show you realized that it is probably more “visual” than anything. She had props galore, outfit changes and so many dancers that at times you couldn’t find her onstage. Believe it or not, somewhere within all that activity there was a band that probably wasn’t even plugged up. If you check out this clip you can see the entire halftime performance:
I can’t say that she lip synced the entire show because she really did sing… “along with the track.” Whether or not you heard more of her than her track remains to be seen (or in this case… “heard”). However, there is no way you are going to be suspended upside down in the air and expect to hit notes perfectly. Also at one point she is singing while one of her background people is picking her up sideways while jiggling her (and yet her voice didn’t waver at all). The kicker is when she “plays keyboards.” The first keyboard she has is the liberator (It is strapped around her like a guitar). Whatever notes she was “allegedly playing” didn’t seem to correspond to the song at all” which led me to believe that she was only “fake playing.” The real stint came when she was on the piano later. While she knew the correct chords to play (If it had been her actually playing the parts would have been right… I give her credit for that…) a couple of strange things happened. There were times when she lifted her hands up to point fingers (and yet the piano chords still played even after she lifted her hands up… amazing how that happens). Then after a pause she gets up and leaves the piano (only to find that the piano parts come back in again without her.. she must really be gifted in that regard). Believe it or not I think the audience heard more of her voice on the “Bad romance” song. The quality of it didn’t sound like the recording (of course, she might have just recorded her own lead vocals again just for this show). For the record, I do believe that Lady Gaga can sing. Considering the fact that she wanted to give a “total production” of her show it would have been extremely difficult to do all that moving and dancing and still hit her singing notes on the right pitch (without breathing heavy or passing out in the process). I liked her presentation and I thought it was a really nice performance. I always look out for the things that go on “behind the scenes” so don’t mind me (smile). I hope you enjoyed the entire game. I loved the commercial that brought back Spuds McKenzie. That was hilarious. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Johnny Gil and Bobby Brown (from New Edition) with Brett Jolly