Lady Gaga & Kid Cudi – without parents!

December 12, 2009

Soon I’m going to have to rename this blog “Three Wongs”. This post marks the music blogging debut of the third Wong, Sarah, who reviews the irrepressible Lady Gaga. Miles chimes in with his take on the genre-crossing rapper Kid Cudi. When the tickets for Gaga and Cudi’s Vancouver shows went on sale weeks ago, something told me I had to get some for my kids, and that it would be all right for them to go without us old parents. It was the right hunch – they had a great time at the sold-out “Monster Ball” show, nothing bad happened (other than getting their ears blasted) and they experienced two artists at the epicenter of contemporary pop culture.

Lady Gaga by SW
On Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 I got to see Lady Gaga live at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. It was amazing!!! Lady Gaga is one of my favorite singers and it was so cool to see her perform.

It was very cool because I got to go with my brother and it was the first time I’d ever been to a concert without parents. My brother went to the concert because he wanted to see Kid Cudi who was opening for her. Kid Cudi was actually really good. I don’t know if Miles enjoyed the Lady Gaga part but he was really glad to see Kid Cudi perform.

Lady Gaga was very, very good. She had great energy and she’s an awesome singer live. I didn’t know some of the songs but that’s OK. Usually when I go to concerts I always hear stuff I’ve never heard before and then I want to listen to it later and then I get to hear something new. But the songs that I did know were performed really well and I enjoyed singing along at the concert (though it was too noisy to hear myself).

I really liked when Lady Gaga played piano because she’s super-skilled at piano. I also liked the cool effects she had. There was this part when a couple of the dancers were in this green box and it looked really cool because the box was neon green. I also liked when Lady Gaga talked to the audience because she’s just super cool when she talks and most of the things she was saying were intelligent and deep thoughts. She was talking about how when you’re feeling sad she wants to let you know she’ll always be right beside you, and stuff like that. She played for a long time and it was super loud but I had a great time.

It was hard to see during the concert because everybody was taller than me because it was mostly adults that were at the concert. I had to keep looking around people’s heads and stuff. That part kind of sucked, but whatever.

At the concert I bought a t-shirt that says “Beautiful Dirty Rich” on the front and “Lady Gaga” on the back. It also has a black and white drawing of Lady Gaga wearing sunglasses on the front. I like it a lot and “Beautiful Dirty Rich” is a good song, which was well-performed at the concert.

Something that makes Lady Gaga really unique is her fashion sense. She’s known to go a little crazy when it comes to clothing and I was excited to see what she was going to wear. She wore lots of gold and silver and she wore one red outfit. I thought she was going to change her outfits a lot but she didn’t change them that often. She wore lots of sparkly stuff and some masks that were pretty cool. She’s a definite fashion icon but I don’t think anyone will ever understand her crazy fashion sense.

I think it was one of the best concerts I’ve been to (although I haven’t been to that many) and it was an interesting experience going to it with only my brother. I’m very lucky and fortunate that my dad bought the tickets for us. I am so glad I went.

Lady Gaga at the QE Theatre:

Kid Cudi by MW
I definitely couldn’t care less about opener Semi Precious Weapons. They were just … not my kind of thing. At all. Anyways, on to ma boy Cudi.

The lights went out, and he came out with a little intro, which went into “Soundtrack 2 My Life”. Cudi was in his usual ecstatic mood, prancing around the stage. He was really getting the crowd into the set, even though I could tell that no one really knew most of his songs. Of course he mentioned a number of times that he was sorry that he was blabbing on because he was slightly drunk. Still though, it was a really dope set. He absolutely killed it on his “multi-song megamix”, including “Cudi Zone” and “Day ‘n Nite” (with a bit of the Crookers Remix!). People were just going insane when they broke out the Crookers Remix. Anyways, Kid Cudi just totally delivered, and hopefully he’ll be back soon.

Cudi at the QE:


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