The Born This Way Ball
Singapore Indoor Stadium
28 May 2012
DISCLAIMER: This would be a pretty damn good time to close the window if you're trying to avoid spoilers for the tour!!! Don't even bother scrolling down. This post is so damn long, you won't make it to the endSo last week I went to watch the first ever show of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball in Singapore and if I had to describe this entire experience it would be surreal, exciting and dramatic.
And I live to tell the tale because I am a bad ass ur hur hur. Sorry, I mean Bad Kid *ba dum tss*
I remember earlier this year when the tour date here was announced and I immediately called Sibyl because if there is anybody I want to share my first Gaga experience with, it's her. (This is the part where she's supposed to cry) After all, she was the one who introduced me to Gaga in the first place!
So when I found out that the tickets were an incredulous $288 I casually asked "Wanna get the $188 tickets instead" and she was like "NO" without hesitating HAHAH
Come the day before the tickets were being put up on sale via the American Express presale, I thought I'd be able to wake up in time to order the tickets at the stroke of 9:00AM.
I was wrong.
I woke up a few minutes after 9, and even then didn't even panic but slowly switched on my PC. I logged onto SISTIC at about 9:06AM.
EVERYTHING SOLD OUT
FUCK MY FUCKING LIFE and Sibyl was so fucking pissed she started to cry over the phone, especially after how her sister asked her before it went on sale if she wanted tickets but she was like "Oh my friend is gonna buy later!" SO IT WAS ALL MY FAULT
Eventually SISTIC ended up being a fucking liar because every time you refresh there'd be new tickets available so that's pretty fucked up.
Long story short we got the tickets!!!!
Fast forward many weeks later we were already contemplating on our costumes because nobody goes to a Lady Gaga concert underdressed. Or at least that's what they all say.
My initial idea was to dress up as Jo Calderone from Gaga's Yoü and I, but we later on realised that it looks too simple and all the other guys will probably wear the same shit. (I was wrong)
So my plan B was pretty much something like what the Judas dude in her Judas music video wore, except instead of a crown of thorns (I don't want to be stoned to death) it'll be a paisley bandana like what Gaga wore. I even bought pyramid studs off eBay to stud the back of the jacket!
Sibyl on the other hand already planned to sew an entire mermaid dress by herself, complete with fins and all, inspired by Yuyi in Yoü and I as well. Fucking crazy!
In fact she didn't even start constructing the costume until March and we had to go to Spotlight just to search for suitable fabric for the dress.
I ended up having to carry the super bulky phallic-looking fabrics around the store for her.
I was already panicking for her by the time May came because all of a sudden she decided to WORK but with her mother's help she managed to complete it on time! Turns out I was the one who was behind time with my costume LOL
Ever since the tour kicked off in South Korea Sibyl and I abstained as much as possible about the tour, including setlists and costumes. We did see the stage, but only the concept sketch that Gaga tweeted!
Unfortunately at one time I logged into Facebook and some idiot decided to post the entire setlist and thus I knew the first 3 songs of the setlist. It was a quick glimpse though, so I couldn't remember its particular order.
I also accidentally saw some pictures of some outfits, and those couldn't be unseen either. Sad life. ~First world problems~
Honestly Sibyl and I wanted to camp for many nights from the start because we wanted to see Gaga backstage so badly but we decided not to be kiasu in the end. Besides, I had school and she had fucking WORK.
On Saturday night we were chatting via FaceTime and Sibyl was panicking like mad because I had yet to start studding my jacket, and since it's the first time I'm attempting at this she thought I'd take a damn long time.
I started at 12AM and I was done by 3AM! Better than expected, I must say.
I forgot to mention that I was actually studding a huge-ass JUDAS at the back, together with a cross. I wanted to do a skull at first, but I tried to make one and it ended up looking like shit.
So eventually we decided to camp overnight outside the Singapore Indoor Stadium because some people posted online that they were and we thought it'd be... fun.
Initially I wanted to head there at 5PM first because my fellow coursemates Kimberly and Josiah were! But just a few hours before that we all received the notice that overnight queuing was NOT allowed, and that to help prevent crowding they'll be carrying out a numbered wrist tagging system instead, where we will re-queue later on in the afternoon before the actual show!
Thus I decided to go later since Sibyl will only end work at 10PM and we both conceded on the idea of simply lazing around the area until the next morning, so it's not exactly camping within the stadium's premises.
In my classic combination of lapsap clothes, I wore a plain white tee (it was planned to be worn under the jacket) with boxers and slippers. To say that I looked like a karang guni is an understatement.
To add on to that I also lugged a shoebag containing my shoes (because our plan was to camp then change a few hours before the show) along with a huuuuge Forever 21 plastic bag containing my costume, a few black garbage bags as a "compressible mat" (practical or what) and some other necessities we would need for the camp.
After a lot of rushing about we finally reached the stadium at around 12:30AM, except we had a problem -- we didn't know where everyone was.
First we walked to the Stadium MRT to fetch my classmate, Kim, who was also going for the concert. Then we started our search for Kimberly and Josiah!
During our search we saw a bunch of people waiting nearby at the Kallang Theatre, whom were intimidating because we thought they were ah bengs hanging around in the middle of the night. They even waved at us but we tried to avoid eye contact to save our lives.
When we found Jo and Kimberly at the taxi stand's staircase, we found out that the misjudged ah bengs were camping there too!
Not only were they really not ah bengs, but 2 of our Year 3 FMS seniors were there too: Dyan and Matthias! We stayed at where we were for a while, but later a group of them came and told us to join them!
We found out later that these people have been camping since Friday night (surprise) and they found out from the security guards that the intended start of the queue would be where they were since they had done so for previous K-Pop concerts here.
Honestly, by the time we settled down we were all feeling damn shitty and cranky already. I was sweating like mad and I was lugging not just my bags but 2 1.5l bottles of water which Sibyl bought to survive the night.
You wouldn't want to be caught dead wearing what I was wearing
Surprisingly, time passed by really quickly there and we also made new friends along the way :) we somehow managed to click and talked a lot together while some people took turns to sleep.
At one point, we saw a car similar to the one Gaga was in when she arrived enter the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Everyone was suddenly so excited because it was 3AM, and why would a car mysteriously appear and be allowed into the SIS when security is so strict there? (Sibyl, Kim and I got chased out when we tried to enter) Must be Gaga going for a sound check!
The car door opened and just stayed there while a security personnel went over to talk to the person in the car. It literally stayed that way for the next 10 minutes, but eventually the cockblock came when the car simply drove away after that.
Tension was also quite high because there was some drama earlier on before we arrived.
Basically somebody was unhappy that he was not the first in line, and not only did he mock them by pretending "nobody was there", but somebody even stole the tickets of the first guy in line, Kira.
Fucking hell! The poor guy ended up having to last minute buy tickets from someone else, spending extra unnecessary money.
The said unhappy person apparently had a very glum face after realising he bought another set of tickets. We're not trying to name names, but obvious shit is obvious. Just sayin'.
And by then I was actually pissed because another group of people refused to join our queue, and insisted on forming "their own queue" instead. When some people from our group decided to be diplomatic and talk them into joining us, they decided to just laugh at us instead.
In addition to feeling really disgusting at 4AM, being all sticky and oily and shit (by that time things really weren't going as well as I thought), what they did really irked me and I was saying how with all of us being little monsters I didn't expect this kind of behaviour among us fellow fans.
In fact, one of them even attended the shows in Korea and Hong Kong and said that the fans there were very cooperative with one another, unlike over here, with people stealing tickets and shit.
Even when it comes to queuing for concerts, Singapoeans choose to create unnecessary tension by being so competitive. Heck, it's not even being competitive anymore. It's being an asshole.
By then I was too cranky to really give a shit about anything anymore so I decided to take a nap until it was about 6:30AM. That was when we expected more people to come since public transport would start operating by then. Feeling like shit level was over 9000 by that point.
Honestly though the resulting queue at 8am was actually shorter than I thought. Oh, and if you thought the drama ended then, there's more!
The previous group of people who laughed at us and "formed their own queue" ended up being chased by the guards to join our queue which was the actual one. But they made a smart move - they queued IN FRONT of us, on the pavement.
It doesn't even end there! When it was about 7:30AM, NOT EVEN 8AM YET, some people thought they were going to start the wrist tagging in the SIS premises and what ensued was one of the most disgusting sights I've ever seen of Singaporeans.
Picture this - a Hunger Games-esque scene of people climbing over railings, running across the road, climbing over the railings in the middle of the road and sprinting all the way to the entrance.
So much for forming a fucking queue. The people who camped overnight including me literally just stood there, stunned, and you could see the look of disappointment on Kira's face. We then slowly made our way to join the already formed queue at the entrance, and one of them vented out her frustration on the way. We were seriously damn pissed.
Then something that can only be described as good karma happened -- IT WAS A FALSE ALARM AND EVERYONE RUSHED BACK TO WHERE THEY WERE OMG FUCKING FUNNY I WAS LAUGHING WHILE RUNNING! And now some of these greedy people ended up queuing way behind than where they were, so orh bi good.
I mean, even if you cheat your way to the front to meet Gaga backstage, I don't even know how you can live with it tbh. Where's your conscience? No guilt at all one ah? If Gaga saw all this happen I think she'll be very disappointed, and this is after the news of her cancelled Jakarta show!
It's not even about the rule of "no queuing overnight", because it did not state WHERE you cannot queue overnight, did it? Did they say you couldn't queue OUTSIDE of the SIS premises? That's right.
WE DON'T CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY, WE KNOW THE TRUTH! And the truth is Gaga wants us to queue like mad bitches overnight. (Once again I have proved to be a stellar comedian)
It was then when I swore that I would never do something like this ever again. In fact, I was so turned off by this whole incident that I didn't even want to attend another Lady Gaga concert ever again.
And then the SIS staff crossed the road towards us, and what ensued was a rather heated argument between the group who queued on the pavement and us, the people in the actual queue. Like bitch, I was not here for the drama and kept quiet but we ended up winning anyway and got escorted to get our wrist tags first, booyah!
It was then when I finally felt happy after so many hours of disgustingness...
I'M THE 23RD BITCHES!!!
Since we could leave then we went to McDonald's to have breakfast nearby. We were so tired and angsty we didn't even bother to look for where it is. We just called for a taxi to bring us there.
Afterwards we attempted to wait for the merchandise store to open which was supposed to be open at 12PM, but we ended up going back (more on why later) to French's house at Serangoon since it was nearby to shower, rest, change into our costumes and leave our bags there because we heard there'd be a bag check and time can't be wasted on that!
We all thought the wrist tags would be made of shitty paper and thought we'd have to bathe with one hand up. Turns out it's actually waterproof, LOL!
3) Getting Ready to Ball, Bitches
After getting our shit together at French's house, our mood was slightly better but still feeling pretty shitty.
The general consensus then was that everything was a waste of everyone's time - the camp and all the unnecessary drama involved. How in other concerts, you just arrive half an hour before it starts and find your seat, that's it.
But for this, you have to fight with ticket-stealing bitches, queue overnight to get the best view, and even get a costume! Ok, nobody is pointing a gun at my head to do all this, but still.
Here it is, everyone. Our costume for the Born This Way Ball.
Baby I know.
The bandana idea adapted from this scene in the Judas video
With matching eye make-up done by Sibyl!!
Back of my leather jacket inspired from this scene:
In addition, I decided to change from the plain white tee (after sweating so much I'm not gonna wear it to the concert obviously) to my Monster Ball Tour Dance In The Dark tee which I long forgotten I had (which is a freaking size L). The chain necklace is also borrowed from Clement, along with some other accessories but can't be seen from here.
You can't really see Sibyl's fin, the highlight of her outfit, cuz she's lifting it up! Her shoes were initially $60 from Rubi, but later dropped to $30, then $15.
Even while queuing for merchandise some reporters from the Straits Times came and interviewed + took a video of her outfit!
I was so angry at the reporter because he asked me why I didn't dress up. EXCUSE ME BLOODY CHEEBYE
If you thought our costumes kicked ass, you have not seen our competition:
OH GOD these people just made every single person underdressed for the concert. These were the people we queued overnight with too! I couldn't believe how good they all looked!
Even while walking behind them into the stadium, reporters took pictures of them and when we walked past them they promptly put down their cameras.
From that point on, I vowed to go in drag every time Lady Gaga comes for a show here. MARK MY WORDS!!!
On that day, The New Paper also had an article which had a picture of my seniors on it, and on the very next day, another schoolmate of mine, Yue Jie, appeared on the front page of Zaobao because of his amazing skeleton makeup! All I can say is... FMS UH UH SIOL.
And despite the 3-hour effort in studding that jacket, a lot of people came with studded leather jackets too, except they were SO GOOD THAT I JUST GOT SLAYED INSTANTLY. I'M NOT JOKING. Too bad I don't have pictures as proof!
Josiah and Kimberly brought this!
At the holding area to enter the stadium
With Kim Kim
If you were wondering how come my eyeliner ended up looking so shitty, it's because I totally forgot I had eyeliner on. It was so bloody hot and when I wiped away the sweat on my face I saw that my fingers were black and by the time I was like OH SHIT it was too late.
Even then I still didn't learn my lesson and continued smudging it subconsciously.
After they started escorting us group by group we were led inside another holding area where we sat down for I think another half an hour until everybody from Pen A was inside already. Guess who I saw! Chen Hanwei and his (I think) boyfriend!
A board which they did last minute, with lights and all! I also found out there that they were all from NAFA :o
And then they started to bring us in in about groups of 10 each. That was when shit really hit the wall because everybody started to RUN. I WAS NOT READY FOR THAT SHIT.
In fact, I was not here for so much of shit that happened. The stupid drama, having to deal with bitches, looking at everyone fighting over nothing, going through all that grossness overnight, looking like a karang guni walking around the area, sweating like a pig, having my face oily as Madonna's vagina and many others.
But the moment I stepped into the actual stadium interior, and saw that there was plenty of space available for us, I realised that everything was worth it and all our efforts truly paid off.
WE'RE AT THE VERY FIRST ROW BITCHES!!!!
4) Opening Act
The opening act for all Asia stops is German DJ Zedd, who I honestly couldn't give two shits about but prior to his act I heard people already saying that he isn't that good.
Honestly I kind of liked Zedd's act but I guess the crowd just wanted to see Gaga so understandably they looked like they couldn't be bothered. I myself got bored after a while. At least he took the effort to rally up the crowd though, which I think worked to a certain extent!
After his act which lasted for about 45 minutes they started to play classical music again (they did it before Zedd came too) and we were all bloody excited!! We think the classical music was selected by Gaga herself too.
It was, however, a major cockblock to everyone because after each piece ended people thought the show would start only to be disappointed when another piece plays. Lol!
And then the curtains dropped.
5) The Stage
When we all found out the stage was going to be modelled after a castle, the first thing I thought of was Koda Kumi during her 2008 Kingdom Tour.
Her horrendous costume is not the point
ut if you thought that was good (It looks very shit now in comparison), look at this:
HOLY FUCKING SHITBALLS
And if you thought this wasn't orgasmic enough, the castle is able to fucking "OPEN" from the middle to expand it
HEAD BITCH IN CHARGE. I CAN'T.
And unlike many stage sets, I was so amazed by how intricately planned this entire stage is. There are small compartments within the castle housing each band member. Not just that but the other rooms of the castle were used for some parts of the performances as well. AIYA I DUNNO HOW TO SAY LA IT'S FUCKING COOL
On top for the Judas performance
6) THE FUCKING CONCERT
When the beat for Highway Unicorn started and the dancers started coming out I COULDN'T BELIEVE THIS WAS HAPPENING!!!
The best thing then happened when Gaga started singing, coming out sitting on a FUCKING UNICORN
RUN RUN WITH HER TOP DOWN BABY SHE FLIES
Sibyl and I unfortunately were standing right in front of the speakers so we were pretty much deaf by then already. And I thought MISIA's concert in 2008 was considered loud!
In between some of the acts there was this floating hologram of Mother G.O.A.T (Government Owned Alien Territory) with her alienated face which was very disturbing yet amazing at the same time because it looked damn realistic! (google it yourself)
And then she started singing GOVEERRRMENNNNTTT HOOOKERREEHHH OMFG I COULD JUST FUCKING DIE ON THE SPOT IT'S LIKE MY SECOND FAVOURITE SONG OFF BORN THIS WAY AND I WAS DYING TO HEAR HER SING THAT
After that performance was a very disturbing scene before her performance of Born This Way where she is supposed to look like she's giving birth with a huge assed vagina but the entire thing ended up looking like a chicken which was hilarious.
I also filmed a short 17-second clip of her Born This Way performance just to see how it'll look like on video!
A better picture I found online with aforementioned chicken behind.
Gaga also made eye contact with me during this performance oh god my heart stopped.
During the Black Jesus performance (YES I WAS THIS CLOSE) which made me love the song more than I already did. This is also probably one of my favourite performances of the night because of its amazing choreography.
There was this part of the choreography where someone struts forward while being caressed by the other dancers / Gaga and then they take turns to do it AND IT WAS THE FUCKING HOTTEST THING EVER I JUST WANT TO BE IN AN ORGY WITH ALL OF THEM RIGHT THERE AND THEN hold on while I calm myself down
At one point after Bad Kids she sat down and somebody threw a doll at her. She tried to make it do the Born This Way choreography which was damn cute!
She also talked about how she used to be bullied back in school which involved her being thrown into garbage cans and being called pathetic when she cried, after which she went on to play Hair on the piano.
I've always wanted Gaga to perform the studio version of Hair and really detested the piano versions she'd always play live. But after that night's show, everything changed. WALAO THE PERFORMANCE WAS SO EMOTIONAL I CRIED LIKE SHIT LA OK ;_;
Speaking of crying, which was pretty much what the entire front row was doing (Sibyl was literally crying every other song. It was hilarious), I thought it was annoying how the security guards in front of us had to keep a straight face which made them look so judgemental. And when you're in the middle of crying and you make eye contact with one of them making that judgemental face, shit just gets awkward.
During Electric Chapel she MADE EYE CONTACT W ME AGAIN AND THREW HER GUITAR PICK AT MY DIRECTION!!! I SWEAR TO HOLY MOTHER OF KRISHNA SHE WANTED ME TO HAVE IT BUT IT LANDED AT THE 3RD ROW!!! ARGGSGSDGFFA
At one point she was facing the audience with her ass out and it was right in my face when she was shaking it from side to side OMG HYPERVENTILATED SO BADLY.
Before the show I also made a comment on someone who brought a disco stick which he made on his own. I said "Disco sticks are soooo 2008!"
I RETRACT THAT STATEMENT because during her performance of Telephone HE MANAGED TO PASS IT TO HER!!! She was like "Oh a new disco stick!" and danced with it for a while before throwing it back to him. OH GOD GAGA YOU CAN TAKE MY VIRGINITY ANY TIME YOU WANT
The last song of the show was Scheisse, my favourite song in the entire Born This Way album. The moment I heard the line "I don't speak German but I can if you like," MY LIFE WAS FUCKING COMPLETE. SATAN TAKE MY SOUUUUULLLL
I LOVE the choreography so much (I swear I'm gonna learn it one day 10 years later) that it's one of my favourites that night as well.
After that she came out for an encore where she sang The Edge of Glory and Marry The Night. During Marry The Night she looked at the whole group w Dyan, Matthias they all and said to them "I'LL SEE YOU TWO BACKSTAGE!!!"
OMG GAGA TALKED TO THEM!!! AND THEY GOT TO SEE HER BACKSTAGE!!! I FELT SO FUCKING HAPPY FOR THEM YOU KNOW!!! And I heard on the second night she chose 6 people randomly to go backstage too! WHEN WILL YOUR FAVE?
Next time she comes back I will not only come in drag but also hold up a sign saying "I WANT TO GO BACKSTAGE GAGA!!"
They got to take pictures with her in the end and even got some of their stuff signed!!! SO JEALOUS
At the end of the night, everything was worth it. I'd say it truly was a unique experience because who else would you bother dressing up like mad for, queue for DAYS for and create a few enemies here and there while at it? Diana Krall?
I don't even care about all the remarks towards Gaga regarding how satanic she is. Bitch please, if this is what hell is like, I will be willingly glad to go there. I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE
Everybody was so exhausted and thirsty they quickly ran out to go get something to drink. I think I was so dehydrated at the end that my armpits couldn't produce anymore sweat causing them to sort of glue together. Yup, too much information. I was so smelly, I felt sorry for the taxi driver who drove me back.
And because the music was so damn loud it left my ears ringing really horribly which caused me to be extremely cranky and easily irritated afterwards. It's so fascinating yet scary at the same time. Like, is this how ayumi hamasaki feels every time she performs Trauma?
When you hear people talk, your ears are like cheap speakers from China and the people talking are like music files of 16kbps being played. You literally can hear their voices peaking and sounding really noisy when it really isn't!
The high frequency noise even made them sound higher in pitch. Quite cool come to think of it. But yes, I did some research and it's a sign of permanent damage to your ears so... lesson learnt, everyone. Bring ear plugs!
The ringing continued for the next few days though it got progressively better. In fact as I'm typing this 6 days later I can still hear slight ringing. Sigh.
Apart from the show I also really enjoyed making new friends there. It's like we're all able to click just like that! Okay, maybe not all given the drama happening but come to think of it, it's not like it's unexpected.
Surprisingly I thought it'd be very squeezy in the standing pen and I was all ready for my balls to get squashed by the end but there weren't any difficulties at all! Nobody tried to squeeze in front or anything!
There were a lot of people who claimed that the show wasn't good, and honestly my claim of it being very good isn't that reliable because trust me, when you're in the standing area, you'll be in the mood so much that you will love everything. I WAS LIKE SINGING EVERY SINGLE LINE FROM THE FIRST SONG TO THE LAST! EVEN I WAS IMPRESSED WITH MYSELF!
I guess that's why people who do concert reviews usually get the back seats so that they won't go apeshit and lose their sanity to churn out a proper review. IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!
Honestly though, I feel that in terms of the theatrics and everything she definitely went all the way. ayumi hamasaki and Koda Kumi need to fucking LEARN. I'm talking about 1 minute costume changes, having a castle with different compartments that EXPANDS AND YOU CAN FUCKING STAND ON IT ok sorry
Granted, it'll probably only be appealing in smaller venues like this and not so much in the bigger arenas, but hey, she did put in a lot of effort to craft out a good show for all of us. I guess you could say this show was mainly crafted for the hardcore fans like us anyway.
This also made me realise that it's been 4 years since I found out about Lady Gaga. I remember watching the video of Just Dance one night in September 2008 shown by Sibyl, going to school the next day asking Noel if he knew who Lady Gaga was. His response was "Huh?"
I even remember how when The Fame was first released, it only reached #20 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling a pathetic 18,000 copies. How when the European version of The Fame was sold in Singapore, it was all over HMV with nobody buying it. I just feel so proud to see that she's come so far to even have 3 sold out shows in Singapore ;_;
If anything, attending this show has made me grow to love Gaga even more, as well as the Born This Way album. I'm so glad she didn't perform The Queen because it's the only song on that album which I can't stand, so yay!
It made me smile when I saw Gaga tweeting about how satisfied she was with the show here. It was a good closure to the Asian leg of the tour, and it's great considering how I think she was already pissed with us from the beginning.
Just thought I'd share a little sidestory of what happened when Gaga arrived in Singapore: she wanted to come out of the car to sign some things for the fans, but the moment she rolled down her window, this irritating girl SHOVED a letter through the gap (RUDE BITCH) and I heard one of them even threw a sketch book which hit her FACE.
I think this was the reason why she didn't even tweet about her arrival here. Gaga isn't Rihanna, guys. *ba dum tss again*
Before I went to the show I saw some of the merchandise sold in the other tour stops and they were all so amazing!!! I wanted to buy a lot of the T-Shirts until I found out that each one would cost $50 here. Good grief.
The other stops also sold plasters that looked like meat but not here! The cheapest item was a $10 air freshener. I know right. There were also necklaces, lighters, lunchboxes, (super cute, but I didn't want to buy cuz I know it'll only collect dust) USB drives, towels and stuff.
I got the tour poster T-Shirt, tour program and skeleton socks! Which set me back $95. I was reaaally damn broke already. The amount of money I've spent on this concert is ridiculous.
Tour program with her creepy ass face
The skeleton socks which are cute as hell
The tour program to those who are wondering simply contains pictures from the album photoshoot along with lyrics to all 5 singles. There were also some screenshots from her music videos here and there.
I was personally quite pissed at the vendors selling the merchandise because everything was a hot mess. By hot I mean literally damn HOT.
They were supposed to be done by 12PM, but at 12PM they were only just beginning to set it up and when I asked them when they'd be done, he said 2PM. That's why we decided to go back and change first.
When we came back at around 3PM, there was a looong queue forming but nothing was being sold yet because of dunno what. They ended up delaying it to 4PM, and then 5PM. Fucking hell!
There were 2 queues: one for cash payment and one for credit card payment. I was the second person in the credit card payment but they took so long that we gave up and just went to queue for the concert.
Halfway through we got jealous of the people who got their merchandise already so we went out to faster buy anyway HAHA.
Either way I'll probably wait for her official online store to sell the merchandise and I bet the T-Shirts after converting to SGD sure as hell won't cost $50.
Kim and I had a massive Gaga hangover the next day and we even wore the shirts we bought (she bought a tank top with her alien face)! Josiah, Kimberly and I also kept our wrist tags on still.
I pray that for the next time Gaga comes here again, there'd be no more drama, I will go in drag to get her attention, and I shall aim to see her backstage! Just you watch suckas!!! Oh, and I hope she doesn't perform The Queen. EVER.
p/s. on a random sidenote, damn, I think this is the longest post I've ever done in like 2 years.