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At the Monster's Ball: Lady Gaga in Jozi

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I should have posted this 2 days ago, at least, but I was still nursing a Gaga-induced hangover (sans alcohol, mind you). I told myself I had to finish it before the Cape Town show is over, and since that is happening as we speak, I am still safe.

On Friday night we went to see Lady Gaga perform at the FNB stadium in Soweto, aka Soccer City. This is significant for a number of reasons. Not just because she is the first female act to ever perform at the magnificent Soccer City, or that it is Mother Monster's first time in the Dark Continent. But because it was my first time at Soccer City, and my first time at a concert of this magnitude. I've been to festivals and local shows, but never a big one in a stadium. And yes, I was really looking forward to sitting in the giant calabash, 2 years after the World Cup.

About 3 or 4 days after the Computicket queues and dramas were old news, I checked to see if there were any tickets left, purely out of curiosity. See, South Africa has r…

At the Monster's Ball: Lady Gaga in Jozi

Image
I should have posted this 2 days ago, at least, but I was still nursing a Gaga-induced hangover (sans alcohol, mind you). I told myself I had to finish it before the Cape Town show is over, and since that is happening as we speak, I am still safe.

On Friday night we went to see Lady Gaga perform at the FNB stadium in Soweto, aka Soccer City. This is significant for a number of reasons. Not just because she is the first female act to ever perform at the magnificent Soccer City, or that it is Mother Monster's first time in the Dark Continent. But because it was my first time at Soccer City, and my first time at a concert of this magnitude. I've been to festivals and local shows, but never a big one in a stadium. And yes, I was really looking forward to sitting in the giant calabash, 2 years after the World Cup.

About 3 or 4 days after the Computicket queues and dramas were old news, I checked to see if there were any tickets left, purely out of curiosity. See, South Africa has r…