Artist Lady Gaga (36)’s performance “Chromatica Ball Summer Tour” in Japan was held at Belluna Dome in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture on the 3rd and 4th. The tour was announced before Corona and will will take place in 15 cities around the world, including New York, Stockholm, Paris, London and Tokyo. Japan for the first time in eight years. On day two of Gaga’s live, which continues to reign supreme as the trend leader, a reporter from Nikkan Gendai also took part.
[Photo]Is Putin a Beatles fan? Two shots with Paul McCartneyTickets range from 8,500 yen for grandstand seating to 100,000 yen for VIP seating. VIPs come with special merchandise, special entrance, and a priority lane for selling merchandise. Although there is an opinion in this ticket ranking that ‘I can show income disparity at live shows’, ‘in the past someone has purchased a ticket from a reseller or an auction that someone has raised to a high price. I think I can justify the price of this,” said an office worker in her 50s. There are no scalpers near the venue, and it certainly looks fair and clean.
The live venue is a cosplay festival
On the first day of the 3 concert, media personality Riisa Naka (32) posted a cosplay photo of herself watching the concert on SNS, and even though it was three hours before the performance, the facade of the venue was colorful and had a high-exposure fashion There are only big fans of makeup, and he looks understated in everyday clothes. Among them, “Gaga Cosplay” stands out. Looking at them, you can look back on Gaga’s “outrageous” fashion transition. There was so much excitement in front of the venue that people lined up to take pictures with cosplay fans. It was impressive that everyone adhered to the morals of infection, such as removing the mask only when shooting and incorporating the mask into the costume. During live performances, he appeared in an Oscar-statue-like costume, sang while sleeping with his feet fixed, and played the piano in an insect costume that resembled a longhorned beetle (?). Many audience impressions were ratings of singing ability, such as “The song was amazing” and “I thought it was lip-synch, but I was surprised by the live song”. Audiences who expected a strange performance were surprised by the overwhelming singing ability. Moreover, even during the dance performances, there is no shaky vocals or shortness of breath. You can also take photos during the live, and share them on social networks. Oideyasu Oda, a comedian, tweeted, “It’s amazing…a combination of stage performances and costumes, real-time and non-real-time footage! Performances and songs that excite you no matter what !”
It was worth the 8 year wait!
Additionally, Gaga is also famous for her support of minorities, and “Born This Way” sung after the message of a world where all LGBTQ people can live without discrimination adds depth. Gaga, drenched in sweat, sang the movie’s theme song “Top Gun Maverick” with flames in the background at the end. Gaga’s performance in Japan was highly praised in terms of performance, singing ability and message. It seems that the fan passion that has been waiting for 8 years has been largely satisfied. (Interview and text = Keiko Iwabuchi / Nikkan Gendai)