Photos: STOMP, Nando's
The first sold-out night of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball at the Singapore Indoor Stadium saw 11,000 'Little Monsters' (her pet name for her fans) in attendance, some queuing for hours to get a choice spot in the standing pens.
According to a news report, Little Monsters waited patiently outside the Indoor Stadium for the concert to start yesterday (May 28). Many of them were clad in outrageous outfits despite the heat.
And how did the term Little Monsters come about? Apparently, the singer was in Boston when she heard her song Love Game playing in the car she was in. She saw passengers in other cars roll their windows down, put their arms out and make paw signs.
"That was when I realized Little Monsters had been born," said Lady Gaga, much to the delight of the Little Monsters in the crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
STOMPer Rara, who attended the concert, wrote:
"There is a castle in the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and for three nights it will remain. There is a queen in the Kingdom of Fame, and her name is Lady Gaga.
"The star of her show was not just Lady Gaga. She took time to showcase her dancers, her musicians (yes, live music); her creative props and her detailed set.
"While waiting for the encore after German infused Scheiße, some fans left the stadium. Was this the end? Perhaps it was as believable as how she pulled everyone go into her strange Gaga world on the stage. Shouts of the fans all chanting and calling for Gaga were deafening. It was 10.30pm, two hours after the concert had started, but it was not enough.
"A light shines on the top right turret of her castle. There Lady Gaga is, a cloak draped around her as she works a keyboard. I'm on the edge of glory, Singapore, she sang, tossing the cloak out of the turret as if trying to make an escape, but later reappears to get married to her fans in Marry The Night.
In Lady Gaga's world, everything is over the top and pushing the boundaries. In Lady Gaga's world, dresses are made from meat and machine guns are mounted on a matching black bra. In Lady Gaga's world, fans were wowed not only by the extravagant set and costumes, but by the Queen's performing and oratory prowess."
STOMPer Melvin added:
"Say ‘Bom Dia’ to the ‘biggest’ Lady Gaga fan in Singapore! Barci, the happening ‘chick’ from Nando’s, could not stay away from the excitement that permeated the island upon the arrival of pop music’s most unorthodox queen.
"Decked out in its finest Gaga feathers, Barci immersed in the sensation with Lady Gaga fans outside the Indoor Stadium on 28 May, hoping to catch a glimpse of its favourite music star in full glamour!
"Unfortunately, Barci had one fly in its headdress – it had not been able to get one of the highly coveted concert tickets. Sympathising with its plight of not having a ticket, the fans wondered if Barci will be able to fulfill its heart’s desire to watch Lady Gaga live before the concerts are over… Nando’s widely recognised mascot, Barci, has appeared in landmark events around the world ever since its creation.
"From street dancing in Toronto to skateboarding in central London, Barci’s antics have been the source of entertainment and amusement for thousands. Since its arrival in Singapore in 2010, Barci has been delighting the public with unexpected appearances in notable events, including the Youth Olympic Games in 2010 and One Direction flash mob in 2012.
"With its quirky appearance at Lady Gaga’s concert, Barci is well on its way to becoming Singapore’s most happening chick!"