Lady Gaga’s Artpop Ball at the Staples Center on July 21 was a spectacle that would of made Andy Warhol proud.
During the show, she metamorphosed from an angel into a giant squid–and in typical Gaga fashion, underwent more wardrobe changes than most people do in a week. Her set bursted with neon LED lights and inflatable flower beds. Dancers on stage were clad in skin-tight leather bodysuits and other outrageous outfits. It was a feast for the eyes.
The empress of electro-pop danced and belted out songs like “Applause” and “Do What You Want,” from last year’s album ARTPOP and some of her past hits like “Born This Way,” “Pokerface,” and “Bad Romance.”
Although the sounds of her opening K-Pop act Crayon Pop and the Lady Starlight were more lounge-y than rave-y and failed to hype the crowd, Gaga used her wild imagination and explored the relationship between pop music and pop art–proving that it makes a vibrant symphony of bold visuals and lively ballads.