Lady Gaga cries sometimes when in concert. She seems to become overwhelmed with emotions. Some may say that it’s just hype and for publicity or to increase her fan-base by pretending that she understands her “Little Monsters”, which is what she calls her fans. Lately, her nickname has become “Mama Monster” or “Mother Monster” to her die-hard fans.
Some say that her shows of emotion are just acting or a ploy to keep her relevant in the media. I don’t think so. She is an anomaly and sometimes that can cause a person to be wrought with emotion. There has never been a performer like her. Yes, there have been a handful of stars that are flamboyant, dynamic and even controversial. There have been those whose talent coupled with their uniqueness is like an unexpected assault on the senses. Think of Little Richard, Prince, Liberace, early Elton John, Grace Jones, Madonna, Iggy Pop, Ozzie Osbourne, Carmen Miranda, Adam Lambert, Kiss, David Bowie, Flavor Flav, Charo, Slipnot and others. These are people that love to perform, had or have their own style and don’t give a rat’s patootie about what the world was going to think.
I love Lady Gaga as an artist, as a performer and as a person. Obviously, I can’t know her true intentions, but I do deeply feel a lot of her emotions and the things she says about being unique, being free, owning your inner freak and your own personal insanity and we are all a little but crazy, some moreso than others.
Recently, while on her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga broke down crying in Poland during a performance. Her new album will be out soon and it will be called “Born This Way”. During the concert, she spoke of the inner depths of owning your true identity and your inner freak without shame in a world that wants you to succumb to societal norms and go with the pre-determined and acceptable flow of things.
Here is what she said, in tears, as reported in a Yahoo.com article (link below):
“The funny thing is that some people reduce freedom to a brand,” They think that it’s trendy now to be free. They think it’s trendy to be excited about your identity. When in truth, there is nothing trendy about being born this way. “Born This Way” is a spirit, and it is this connection that we all share. It is something so much deeper than a wig or a lipstick or an outfit or a [insert graphic curse here] meat dress. “Born This Way” is about us, “Born This Way” is about what keeps us up at night and makes us afraid.”
I understand where Lady Gaga is coming from. I have always been one who never quite fit into any mold or fit in anywhere as a child, a teen or an adult. I still don’t fit in anywhere and honestly as I got older I didn’t care. I still don’t and never will. I have never been ashamed to let my freak flag fly and be myself and if people didn’t like it, then oh well, but sometimes to be true to yourself you risk ousting and isolation and being labeled and it can make you sad.
I found out early on in junior high school and high school that a lot of people shun a person who is different, too out-spoken, odd or unique or whose looks or style don’t fit into some kind of cookie-cutter mold. Now, as an adult, I still wave my freak flag. I am me and I am free. Now, would I dress up in an outfit made of meat or wear a sequined lobster on my head? Hm, maybe not, but that’s okay, because Lady Gaga is here for the freak in all of us.
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