Lady Gaga The Born This Way Ball Manila

Lady Gaga – either you love her or hate her. So on the one hand,you see legions of little monsters eager to go see her and on the other, a group of protesters pleading the government to ban her from the country.

Admittedly, I’m not a huge Gaga fan. I only know some of the more popular songs in her first and second album because they are awesome dance songs and I love to party! Haha When Smart gave me tickets to her concert, I thought it would be a great opportunity to make my decision regarding Gaga.

First off, I gotta say that I love her fashion although it’s undeniably outrageous. If you follow my Pinterest account, you might have noticed my penchant for leather and bondage and that’s exactly what she delivers. In the succeeding photos, you will see her various costume changes during her concert:

Lady Gaga’s ode to the Philipines – a Filipiniana – inspired costume.

I guess Gaga owned people’s accusations of her worshiping the goat god. Cheeky, eh?

This is so retro with the pink circle sun glasses, origami dress, and fur coat.


At this point, Lady Gaga came into the stage riding a motor bike with the Philippine flag waving behind her. Then she proceeded to play the piano attached to her bike and rock it out with her electric guitar. I was impressed!

Remember how Gaga once created such a ruckus when she strutted the red carpet at the MTV Music Awards wearing a meat dress? Here’s another version of it, complete with hanging slabs of pork.

Gaga’s gun boobs and the photo directly above this is just hilarious! :))

Long this studded jacket and corset. It’s very cool and rock and roll! πŸ™‚

The concert had its highs and lows – the lows being the parts when the tall people in front of me blocked my view and when she sang some of the songs I’ve never heard of. Hahaha There were also times when things got really weird! Even I was a bit freaked out. My favorite part of the show though was when Gaga became a little bit emotional when she was talking about how the protests affected her. With tears in her eyes, she admitted to being irresponsible yet she also spoke of her mission to speak up for those who oppressed by the confining rules of society.

Unfortunately, I only have one decent video of the concert because so many tall people were blocking my view!!! Hahaha Check this out:

At the end of the day, I can say that I maintain my love – hate relationship with Gaga. I don’t think any one side can win me over completely. πŸ™‚

Again, thank you Smart for my free tickets! πŸ™‚

23 thoughts on “Lady Gaga The Born This Way Ball Manila

  1. I’m also curious about how the entire concert went, though I might say it’s quite thoughtful how she incorporated the Filipiniana and flag in her performances. She can still dance in her costumes! =)


    1. Yes she was a great dancer! πŸ˜€ The concert went OK naman. πŸ™‚ It was fun when she sang songs from her first album πŸ˜€


  2. Like you, i also that have love-hate feeling over Gaga!:) There are times that she’s likeable and not so likeable for me.:)) it’s still good thing allow her to perform to be fair to all the people who bought her tickets unlike here in Indonesia, i think it won’t be pushing through because of the protest. a lot were disappointed about this.


    1. That’s true. To be honest, she didn’t really do anything offensive during her concert. She just sang her songs and had a good time without being too out there! πŸ™‚


  3. i also have that love-hate feeling for Gaga! sometimes she’s likeable, sometimes she’s not!:) it’s good that the Philippines allow her to go on with her concert, it was still nice for us..unlike here in Indonesia, the govt really stopped Gaga’s concert in spite of tickets being sold out.


  4. i told my husband that i won’t watch any concert here in singapore until i’ve seen lady gaga perform here. but then right before i knew everything her ticket concerts were sold out! i know its insane! Ur such a lucky girl that u’ve seen her perform right before your very eyes!! xx


  5. i am so inggit. huhuhu. forever inggit.
    wala akong love-hate relationship with gaga kasi i LOVE her @_@
    walking art huhu gusto ko rin siya makita
    fortunate you πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ yey for free tickets !!!

    btw, did she sing SCHEIBE ? Omggg favorite ko ang song na yun.


  6. Ako naman, love-and-indifference for Lady Gaga.. haha.. XD Sometimes I really like her, but there are times that I don’t care.. :)) Anyway, thank you so much for posting this entry! Kahit I wasn’t able to watch ’cause the ticket prices were too expensive for me (di ako prepared when I found out she’ll have a concert in the Phils), I got a glimpse of what she wore.. πŸ˜€ It’s actually the main reason why I wanted to watch her.. 2nd ang music niya.. hahaha.. XD


  7. Ok, fist of all I am a Lady Gaga fan (Little Monster) and it was really offensive that you placed “Monster Ball” in your title. Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball finished last year. Those pics are from Lady Gaga’s newest world tour “The Born This Way Ball” which started about a month ago. Please Change it! πŸ˜€ She is an incredible person! PAWS UP!


    1. Hahahahahaha thanks for correcting me! It just shows how out of the loop I am in terms of gaga news. I shall edit it now πŸ˜€


  8. thanks for sharing the photos mich!! I felt like in a way, i was there too! hahaha! i’m not the biggest lady gaga fan but i find her very interesting!!


  9. Gosh! I love gaga… She makes me go gaga when hearing her music. I think she is nice in real life. kawawa si gaga, of course her producers and manager also want her to do those things for publicity whether good or bad. It’s all about the money honey! LOL. thanks for sharing the photos M πŸ˜‰


  10. waaaaaah envy again. you saw her. I actually love her and also hate her at the same time. ahahaha I love some of her songs but others I find it a little scary and freaky. But still, I respect her expression. I guess people have to realize that they should respect other people, they are not the only people in this world, others do appreciate her.


  11. I love to know what no-monsters have to say about her, especially when they are smart enough to go beyond critcizing her clothes. Great post πŸ™‚


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