Lady Gaga with a fan backstage last night in Manila.
The Born This Way Ball (Part I)
Last night was so amazing I don’t even know if it’s real.
So nagkita kami sa McDo St. Dominic ni Diego, yung kasabay ko papunta sa Ball. Sumakay na kami sa sasakyan nila. On the way, nalaman kong ibebenta niya na lang yung Upper Box ticket niya dahil meroon siyang Patron ticket na nakuha ng libre courtesy of Smart. Okay lang naman sa akin yun. Tanggap ko na naman na ang shitty ng view ko from my seat.
Pagdating namin sa labas ng MOA Arena, mahaba-haba na din ang pila. Hinahanap namin kung nasaan ang merchandise. Sabi nung guard nasa loob daw ng arena. Eh hindi pa nagpapasok, so, fuck it. Pumila na kami. Pagkatapos ng ilang sandali, biglang may sinabi ang guard na wala daw pila. Putcha. Nagpanic tuloy kami. Pero ang good news ay - inencourage pa kami ng guard na lumipat pa sa unahan dahil nga walang pila.
Nandun na kami sa medyo harapan ng pila ng 3:30PM. Habang nasa pila, biglang dumating ang mga magulang ni Diego na may dalang dalawang tickets. DALAWANG PATRON TICKETS DFHSAJKDHSKA. PATRON NA AKOOOO. Lumipas ang 4PM. Sabi ng mga guard 5PM daw magpapapasok. Lumipas ang 5PM. Nagiging impatient na ang mga iba. “LET US IN!” “REFUND!” Tapos na ang Frappucino Happy Hour ng Starbucks. Lumipas na ang 6PM. Hindi pa din kami pinapasok. Nasasuffocate na ako. Nauuhaw na ako. Dumaan ang kotse ni Lady Gaga. SHET. YUNG KOTSE NI LADY GAGA. DHSJKHDSAKJHKDJSA. Kalama na ulit. Biglang gumalaw ang pila. Nagpapapasok na. PARTEEEEEEEEH.
Pagpasok namin, I was like, “OHMYGOD. AIRRR.” then I was like, “SHET AIRCON.” Tapos nagmamadali ako kasi bibili pa ako ng tubig na walang takip for security purposes.
Nasa 3rd row kami sa harapan. The view was so awesome there. Kitang-kita yung stage and everything. Kaya ayun. Itutuloy.
Gaga with fans backstage at the Manila Born this Way Ball - 5/21
If any protesters hurt lady gaga… i’ll know what to do.
Lemme criticize how Lady Gaga critics wrote this so-called “Letter of Concern”
How dare they judge and insult my idol so blatantly when they barely knew her.
Look at this, it’s a formal type of letter. Why did they just call her “Miss Lady Gaga” (which just sound redundant with the titles ‘miss’ and ‘lady’), “Miss Gaga” (which sucks hearing), or just plain “Lady Gaga”? It’s because they did not even know her birth name! They failed in researching even things like that. And to have the right to be criticizing, one must be knowledgeable enough of what they were talking about. Otherwise, it would just be babbling—a lot similar to what they did. They were calling her anti-Christ and demonic when they had so much more to learn about this person.
I hear a lot of Facebook bitches saying, “You know my name, not my life’s story” or something like that. But those christian bastards, they didn’t now BOTH Lady Gaga’s real name AND her story. To judge her that instantly.
So the next time you make such letter, write it with something like, “Ms. Stefani Joanne Angeline Germanotta, who goes by the name Lady Gaga…” And pleeease. If they are going to call her satanic because of her song entitled “Judas”, try to look past its literal meaning first. I know they won’t get it. People like them takes the meaning of everything literally—even in their own bible. (I hear people like them talk about their bible like, “This stuff translates literally from Hebrew like this and this. So it means blah blah blah…”) But if you are intelligent enough, you know that Judas was a motherfucking metaphor about her love life. She was religious enough to be able to think of substituting biblical stuff to her artworks. And all they think is that she was blaspheming Jesus when writing the song Judas was, somehow, her own therapeutic way of praising God and healing her broken heart at the same time.
Look at that letter again. Those lyrics they quoted, auuugghhh even the non-fans will get that it was bent to make Judas really sound bad. The lyrics were actually:
- “I’m just a horny fool, oh, baby he’s so cruel but I’m still in love with Judas…” not “I’m in love with Judas” (as how they had written it there) that made the meaning very different with just removing the word ‘still’
- “I’ll bring him down… King with no crown” —I think she was not pertaining to Jesus with those lines. Correct me if I was wrong, but I think she was pertaining to her metaphorical Judas who she would like to bring down and forget; who rules her life as a king though he doesn’t have a crown or an authority to do so.
- Okay, I don’t get how they quoted something that jumped from one stanza to another—without the use of ellipses. We all know that the ‘fame hooker’ part and the ‘wear ear condom next time’ thingy are separated with several lines. They were obviously brought together by those critics to weave another meaning to what Lady Gaga originally wrote.
I don’t know how they get to be so cruel with her. They insist that Lady Gaga attacks our morality when they were so immoral themselves. Lady Gaga had undergone so much in her life. As a teenager, she was bullied at high school (Bet those critics didn’t know about that). Because she was naturally brunette (a lot of people don’t know that either), she always fails singing auditions though she knew to herself that she was way better than any of her contenders, that she was just discriminated because of her looks. That was why she writes inspirational thoughts in her songs (Hair, Born This Way, Bad Kids,etc.). That was why she contests against any form of discrimination. That was why she was helping on uncountable number of charities worldwide.
Yet despite of every good thing that she did—despite of all the fame and riches she earned—she was still judged deliberately just because she was different. Call her weird if you may. But that was never a reason to bully her. It was never a reason to bully anyone.
To those Christian groups who are against her, look at yourself. You think she’s evil when you are the ones who are bringing back the traumas she had from being bullied before. From being bullied up to now by your prejudicial ways. You are evil. You are hypocrite. Unless you haven’t noticed, you equate the scribes in Jesus’ times—if you were not worse than them.
I’m done here.