She is known for outrageous costumes and putting on one heck of a show.
And Lady Gaga delivered on all counts last night as she brought her Monster Ball tour back to the United Kingdom.
But what fans might not have expected was to see the softer side of the singer, who performed an emotional set before breaking down and crying as she talked about her sick grandfather who is in hospital.
Dedicating the song Speechless to him, she told the audience: ‘If we all sing loud enough, maybe he can hear us!’
Half way through the song, Gaga had to pause to wipe away her tears.
Fans and reviewers were stunned to see her softer side.
The Monster Ball show has controversial for reasons other than her shocking flame-thrower costumes and daring onstage antics.
Tickets for the second leg are double the cost of the first – between £50 and £75 a pop, rather than the initial dates which were organised by a different promoter and cost £27.50.
Promoters said the singer had scrapped the original staging, seen in the U.S., for a huge production which reportedly cost £2million with bigger staging and better costumes.
‘What was a small arena/theatre production is now a massive, first rate arena production,’ Arthur Fogel, chairman for Live Nation said earlier this year.
‘Ticket prices for the previous dates were set long before the current Monster Ball show was developed. Ticket prices are comparable and fair.’
But it was not long before she was back in the normal swing of things, bathing in an angel fountain spouting blood and gets friendly with her female dancers.
Her show in Nottingham is the first date of her second leg of the Monster Ball tour in Britain.
Live Nation said the extra dates had been added – in Birmingham, Manchester and London in May and June – because of .overwhelming response’.
Tickets for last night’s gig in Nottingham, and a further date in June in Sheffield, were priced at £27.50 because they were postponed from March.
But tickets for the O2 show on Sunday – which were sold at the higher price – are now trading from upwards of £60 and VIP tickets are selling for as much as £2,200.
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