After days of rehearsals, Lady Gaga finally took to the stage at the Roundhouse theatre and she certainly didn’t disappoint in the costume stakes. One minute Gaga, 27, was a black-haired ninja complete with balaclava and eightie’s powerhouse shoulderpads, the next she looked like a nymph of the sea with a shell bikini top and a seaweed encrusted thong giving her once again the chance to show off her derriere.
At the show – which was the first gig in the 20 day calendar of the iTunes Festival – fans watched Gaga perform a few of her most famous songs as well as tracks from her upcoming album ARTPOP. Earlier in the week, the world was treated to a sneak peek of her latest song Manicure, which she debuted at the fest, via a rehearsal video posted to the star’s Youtube page.
The Applause singer, born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, engaged in a choreographed dance routine with her backup crew, who writhed and contorted around her in a sultry and sweaty rendition. At one point her backup performers raised their arms over their heads and sensually swayed in a wave motion as the pop star unleashed her vocal power with startling force – proving that festival goers are in for a rare treat.
Die hard fans made themselves known outside the venue, dressing up in typical Gaga dashion, taking inspiration from singer’s most famous get-ups. And to celebrate her new song Swine, many fans donned pig noses and held up signs that said ‘#swinefest2013’. On Wednesday she released a minute long snippet of her new song Swine. The lyrics include, ‘I know, I know, I know, I know you want me / You’re just a pig inside a human body / Squeal, squeal, squeal… / You’re just a pig inside, swine.’
She later added a few more Swine lyrics onto her Twitter account: ‘Maybe I should have a little more / Just to stay out of my mind? / ‘Cause it’s when I’m not thinkin’ with you / That I act like a swine. She is also promoting her new album in the US and the UK and is expected to debut lots of new material during her concert performance this weekend.