Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Returns To Lollapalooza After 2007 'Train Wreck' Show

In 2007, Lady Gaga was booked to perform at a small side stage at Lollapalooza. On Friday night, she played the main stage on the show's opening night and thanked her fans for helping her make it there. She told the crowd that critics called her performance at the show three years ago "a train wreck.”

The New York Times makes an interesting note of Gaga's ingredients for fame.

But part of Lady Gaga’s genius has always been to make her own career a self-fulfilling prophecy of fame, which she has accomplished not only by creating irresistibly catchy music and building a persona around spectacular excess, but also by making her fans feel complicit in the accomplishment. No act since Kiss has been more endlessly flattering — some might say obsequious — toward their fans; hardly a tweet goes by that Lady Gaga does not call out to her “little monsters,” and she was careful to do that on Friday night, making her rise to the big time a collective toldja-so moment. It wasn’t gracious, but it was indeed the mark of a star.

“We did it, little monsters,” she said as she began her encore, “Bad Romance,” a song that has been out for less than a year but seems like a standard. “We made it to the main stage at Lollapalooza.”

Gaga, who played a two hour set, dedicated her song "Boys Boys Boys" to "all the Chicago gays."

A short clip of her lambasted 2007 performance is AFTER THE JUMP. So are a couple of clip from this year's show where she stage dives into the crowd (twice) during a set by Semi-Precious Weapons, the opening act on her Monster Ball tour.

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  1. Good going , Gaga! Love the sunglasses!

    Posted by: River Kali | Aug 8, 2010 1:40:31 PM

  2. Jesus,who the F cares? Who died and made this no-talent queen?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 8, 2010 3:26:44 PM

  3. If you don't care then don't read the post! Is that so hard to understand?

    I love Gaga and can't wait until she comes to Philly!

    Posted by: Leonard | Aug 8, 2010 4:27:33 PM

  4. I agree, Who the f**k cares? Leonard do you get a hard on when this things name is mentioned?

    Posted by: David | Aug 9, 2010 2:42:13 AM

  5. I wasn't there for the 2007 "trainwreck", but I sure enjoyed the AMAZING performance she gave on Friday at this year's Lollapalooza. it took me a long time to warm up to GaGa, but she is brilliant and entrancing. I'll never forget my night at the Monster Ball... 8.6.2010!

    Posted by: Chris | Aug 9, 2010 2:11:54 PM

  6. While I'm not the biggest Gaga fan out there, I do get kind of annoyed by people who say she is talentless. She does have talent for song writing and singing. Dancing not so much

    Posted by: Billy | Aug 9, 2010 4:26:24 PM

  7. She gave the same shout-out to us also during stop here in Phoenix. Great show!

    Posted by: Jess | Aug 9, 2010 6:44:52 PM

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