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Title: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: iehomecoming on July 27, 2015, 08:07:41 AM
Option 1.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: bonorules on July 27, 2015, 08:55:50 AM
I picked option 1, but I probably would have really liked it if she had actually worn clothing and didn't use the fake accent when it was her turn to sing.  She really is talented and I felt it was a shame that even on stage with U2, she felt the need to look like a slut and over exaggerate her voice.  An appropriate dress and singing with the great voice we all know she has would have made that performance so much better.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Saint1322 on July 27, 2015, 09:47:35 AM
Lady Gaga likes to show off her (great) body, particularly her lower-half. I don't feel comfortable with 'slut-shaming.' As a society, we throw money -- both literally and figuratively -- at women who show skin, but then we get to ridicule them at the same time we pay them? That's ugly.

Lady Gaga is nothing more than Madonna re-incarnated, except she has way better musical chops, is less sexual, and has a better bottom half than top half. Other than those distinctions, she is Madonna 2.0.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: U2alwaysforever on July 27, 2015, 10:00:34 AM
I personally loved it, I also personally love half naked women that sing really well, it was a win win, plus I got to hear ordinary love live!
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: So Cruel on July 27, 2015, 10:03:15 AM
Ordinary Love is weak with or without Lady Gaga, but I have no problem with what she was wearing. More rock n roll then what Bono wears these days!
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on July 27, 2015, 10:20:45 AM
I didn't care for it because it just ruined the song for me. I personally thought her outfit and "shoes" we're stupid, but I don't care for any of her costumes.  She has a great voice and does have talent but I'm not a fan of hers.

Fallon was funny but the Roots were the highlight of that show. U2 did the guest thing with Fallon and should have just left it at that. I got annoyed with that guest thing on the 360 because it went into overkill mode and I don't want it to happen again.

I'm paying good money to see U2, not a bunch of guests every show.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: coolz481 on July 27, 2015, 12:36:15 PM
I was there and thought it was a cool little surprise. Bono made mention of her involvement with the one campaign and other initiatives. Ordinary Love is certainly not one of my favorites, and I enjoyed getting a different take on it.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: seashells on July 27, 2015, 12:52:06 PM
Low point of the whole tour.  Pitiful.  I don't know if I can mixlr/periscope any more shows.
And I'm not even going to comment on her costume for fear of being banned.  Yes, she has a good voice.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: wildhoney15 on July 27, 2015, 01:08:36 PM
lots of bad critiques of LADY Gaga on this forum.  Personally I couldn't stand her but I did love the way she sang the song and played so I looked her up .    I didn't realize how much charity work and promotion for AIDS she has done, I checked it out when I got home last night.  I am not going to dance to her music or buy a ticket to her concerts but I was unaware that she writes her own lyrics, music as well as choreography. Very talented kid. 

I think she added a lot to the song and I noticed that the teens, tweens with their parents in our section got a thrill. 

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on July 27, 2015, 01:20:03 PM

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Low point of the whole tour.  Pitiful.  I don't know if I can mixlr/periscope any more shows.
And I'm not even going to comment on her costume for fear of being banned.  Yes, she has a good voice.

Agreed
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: dougie on July 27, 2015, 01:23:33 PM
I voted option #1. I saw her at the Clinton Foundation Benefit at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011 (Bono and Edge performed also). She has a nice voice, but her presentation and theme were fascinating. I see that as her strength.

I really do not like any guests, except for 'regular' fans, at a show. The band has to play it safe and it is a distraction from the U2 express train. I think a lot of this is just a marketing ploy for U2 and Gaga.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: binary_code on July 27, 2015, 01:33:34 PM
The music Lady Gaga puts out is not something I would listen to if given the choice. But noone can deny she has a great voice and she really nails a lot of musical genres! (just check out the Oscars performance she did of The Sound of Music earlier this year - wow!)
Ordinary Love is a song that just keeps getting better and better for me, and I think this performance was good and a lot of fun! Pop stars like her will always be about shocking people and doing the extremes, hence the clothing. That's just part of her package, I wouldn't judge her too much.

Although you pay to see U2, a guest performer being brought on stage is just adding to the fun, imo! And if it turns out to be an artist you don't like, it's only for one song.. :)
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: an tha on July 27, 2015, 01:41:42 PM
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I picked option 1, but I probably would have really liked it if she had actually worn clothing and didn't use the fake accent when it was her turn to sing.  She really is talented and I felt it was a shame that even on stage with U2, she felt the need to look like a slut and over exaggerate her voice.  An appropriate dress and singing with the great voice we all know she has would have made that performance so much better.

An appropriate dress?

What does that mean really?....she dresses how she dresses, that's part of what she is as a performer.

She was performing at a rock n roll show, not picking up an MBE at Buckingham Palace.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 01:57:47 PM
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I picked option 1, but I probably would have really liked it if she had actually worn clothing and didn't use the fake accent when it was her turn to sing.  She really is talented and I felt it was a shame that even on stage with U2, she felt the need to look like a slut and over exaggerate her voice.  An appropriate dress and singing with the great voice we all know she has would have made that performance so much better.

An appropriate dress?

What does that mean really?....she dresses how she dresses, that's part of what she is as a performer.

She was performing at a rock n roll show, not picking up an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Agreed. slut look is good.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: an tha on July 27, 2015, 01:58:43 PM
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I picked option 1, but I probably would have really liked it if she had actually worn clothing and didn't use the fake accent when it was her turn to sing.  She really is talented and I felt it was a shame that even on stage with U2, she felt the need to look like a slut and over exaggerate her voice.  An appropriate dress and singing with the great voice we all know she has would have made that performance so much better.

An appropriate dress?

What does that mean really?....she dresses how she dresses, that's part of what she is as a performer.

She was performing at a rock n roll show, not picking up an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Agreed. slut look is good.

With a name like yours I would imagine you are fond of p****?
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Boom Cha! on July 27, 2015, 01:59:45 PM
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I picked option 1, but I probably would have really liked it if she had actually worn clothing and didn't use the fake accent when it was her turn to sing.  She really is talented and I felt it was a shame that even on stage with U2, she felt the need to look like a slut and over exaggerate her voice.  An appropriate dress and singing with the great voice we all know she has would have made that performance so much better.

An appropriate dress?

What does that mean really?....she dresses how she dresses, that's part of what she is as a performer.

She was performing at a rock n roll show, not picking up an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

I'm insulted that I saw a woman's skin, she should've worn a burqa.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 02:00:07 PM
I just saw that bonorules is a girl.  they don't want other women looking hot around bono. ;D
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 02:01:24 PM
tight clothing is good on women and men provided you have the physique to pull it off
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 02:03:34 PM
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I picked option 1, but I probably would have really liked it if she had actually worn clothing and didn't use the fake accent when it was her turn to sing.  She really is talented and I felt it was a shame that even on stage with U2, she felt the need to look like a slut and over exaggerate her voice.  An appropriate dress and singing with the great voice we all know she has would have made that performance so much better.

An appropriate dress?

What does that mean really?....she dresses how she dresses, that's part of what she is as a performer.

She was performing at a rock n roll show, not picking up an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Agreed. slut look is good.

With a name like yours I would imagine you are fond of p****?

 :D
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Saint1322 on July 27, 2015, 02:03:42 PM
Guests I can handle. Springsteen played a show last time out with EIGHT (8) covers. EIGHT. The guy has the second-best catalog in the history of American music (behind Dylan) and he is charging $150 and a third of the show is COVERS? I swear to God kids, if I had been at that show, I would have demanded a refund.

Guests don't bother me. An occasional cover with a guest doesn't bother me. Look at Dancing Queen on ZooTV! That was an AWESOME moment.

99.9 percent of the time U2 play, they are playing U2 songs. They may not always be the ones I would pick, but they are actual U2 songs.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Saint1322 on July 27, 2015, 02:08:04 PM
For some reason, my 8 got changed to the cool smilie. There is NOTHING cool about Bruce Springsteen playing 8 covers.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 02:11:01 PM
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For some reason, my 8 got changed to the cool smilie. There is NOTHING cool about Bruce Springsteen playing 8 covers.

neither is Bono speaking 8 snippets.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: paddyattitude on July 27, 2015, 02:13:40 PM
amazing how some so called U2 fans can be so conservative
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: lazyboy on July 27, 2015, 02:16:00 PM
she helped play piano (very well) and sing a duet (again quite well!) on a U2 song. 1 of 24? I don't get how anyone is put out by it. She is a star, and only adds value IMO. It creates a buzz and is something different, which is more than welcome for me!
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: achtungx on July 27, 2015, 02:22:54 PM
Option 1

Not a fan of hers, nor of the Ordinary song... would've just shrugged it off and said on with the show.

However... hearing Ordinary Song and Hands that Bored America on the same night in lieu of so many better songs in their catalog would bug me a little.

Just not a fan of dull U2 songs.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Saint1322 on July 27, 2015, 02:36:23 PM
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For some reason, my 8 got changed to the cool smilie. There is NOTHING cool about Bruce Springsteen playing 8 covers.

neither is Bono speaking 8 snippets.



I don't consider one sentence to even be worth mentioning as the atu2 sets do. I didn't even notice most of the ones they reported from the show I went to. Two words does not a snippet make, and I agree that they are annoying, but a snippet is not the same as playing Mustang Sally.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: lazyboy on July 27, 2015, 02:45:33 PM
Yeah Bono has been putting in snippets forever has he not? They never used to make the setlist though. I was listening to some shows, and afterwards when I saw the setlist I had to double take on some of the snippets cos they were literally 1 line!
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: DGordon1 on July 27, 2015, 02:49:09 PM
There's a certain breed of U2 fans that are a bit oversensitive and insular I think. Even if the performance didn't do anything for you, it's hardly a scandal. Acting all indignant about it reminds me in a strange way of the hysteria from non-U2 fans after the SoI release - vastly blown out of proportion.

Anyway, I thought it was quite cool. Gaga's a very accomplished pop star, and it's always nice to hear collaborations between good artists.

As for what she was wearing, it's up to her. She's a bold character and obviously likes to make an impression. Those that judge and lambast her for that really have no business doing so. In fact, no one should tell anyone what they should or shouldn't wear (unless it's an "I 💚 Hitler" T-shirt or something like that).
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: jjcruiser on July 27, 2015, 03:02:13 PM
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Lady Gaga likes to show off her (great) body, particularly her lower-half. I don't feel comfortable with 'slut-shaming.' As a society, we throw money -- both literally and figuratively -- at women who show skin, but then we get to ridicule them at the same time we pay them? That's ugly.

Lady Gaga is nothing more than Madonna re-incarnated, except she has way better musical chops, is less sexual, and has a better bottom half than top half. Other than those distinctions, she is Madonna 2.0.

In the same message that you are criticizing "slut shaming" you are objectifying her "bottom half" versus "top half"?  Cognitive dissonance, much?

Anyway, I don't think it's U2 jumping the shark, exactly, but these celebrity-sightings tend to be my least favorite part of shows.  I don't care if Mick Jagger is at a concert, if Jimmy Fallon is hiding and performing with the band, or if Lady Gaga is wearing more or less clothing.  I think U2 is so much better as artists than than the rest of them combined it annoys me to have anyone else play with them.  I really like Cash and BB King and still have a hard time with their lead vocals on other U2 songs....
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 03:06:03 PM
the way I see it is if you've got a great ass then you show it off.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Mr. Red on July 27, 2015, 03:22:39 PM
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amazing how some so called U2 fans can be so conservative

And this surprises you?? Someone started a thread whining and was appalled about beer drinking and pot smoking at shows. You would have thought that someone stole their new born child at the show and sold him/her on the black market.....geeez
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: miryclay on July 27, 2015, 03:27:22 PM
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the way I see it is if you've got a great ass then you show it off.

I wonder if anyone did an 'attempted ass graze' in the GA on her.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 03:27:54 PM
I wouldn't say that yer typical U2 fan is conservative but I would say that yer typical U2 fan is more politically correct than many other rock fans
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 03:28:22 PM
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the way I see it is if you've got a great ass then you show it off.

I wonder if anyone did an 'attempted ass graze' in the GA on her.

I don't even know what that term means.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: miryclay on July 27, 2015, 03:30:44 PM
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Guests I can handle. Springsteen played a show last time out with EIGHT (8) covers. EIGHT. The guy has the second-best catalog in the history of American music (behind Dylan) and he is charging $150 and a third of the show is COVERS? I swear to God kids, if I had been at that show, I would have demanded a refund.

Guests don't bother me. An occasional cover with a guest doesn't bother me. Look at Dancing Queen on ZooTV! That was an AWESOME moment.
99.9 percent of the time U2 play, they are playing U2 songs. They may not always be the ones I would pick, but they are actual U2 songs.

U2 are straddling this line this tour. Some of the guests are cool, but some can't dance and/or play guitar. U2Brothr was the highlight for me.

I se eyour point about covers as well, sometimes they bring down the show. 
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 03:34:34 PM
what really irritates me about covers is when I want to make a playlist out of the setlist and I can't because of the covers.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: iehomecoming on July 27, 2015, 03:35:11 PM
As much as I don't like her music, a hot woman in her underwear is what the otherwise moribund ordinary love needs to make it interesting.

Assuming of course said woman, and of course this adage applies to men too, dresses for the body she has not the body she wants.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 03:36:56 PM
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Assuming of course said woman, and of course this adage applies to men too, dresses for the body she has not the body she wants.

yeah that can be disastrous.  like mutton dressed as lamb.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: bonorules on July 27, 2015, 03:40:17 PM
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I picked option 1, but I probably would have really liked it if she had actually worn clothing and didn't use the fake accent when it was her turn to sing.  She really is talented and I felt it was a shame that even on stage with U2, she felt the need to look like a slut and over exaggerate her voice.  An appropriate dress and singing with the great voice we all know she has would have made that performance so much better.

An appropriate dress?

What does that mean really?....she dresses how she dresses, that's part of what she is as a performer.

She was performing at a rock n roll show, not picking up an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

I'm insulted that I saw a woman's skin, she should've worn a burqa.

I'm not saying she can't show any skin. I'm just disappointed that instead of showing off her amazing talent last night, she chose to show off her bra and panties. If she wanted to sex-up the rock 'n roll look, a leather strapless mini-dress would have been a good choice and, in my opinion, would have helped her looked so much better. 
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: So Cruel on July 27, 2015, 03:56:45 PM
Were all the people complaining about what Lady Gaga wore complaining when Adam's hammer was swaying in the wind on the Achtung Baby cover?
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on July 27, 2015, 04:11:12 PM

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Were all the people complaining about what Lady Gaga wore complaining when Adam's hammer was swaying in the wind on the Achtung Baby cover?

Adam was showing off one of his talents!  :)

Seriously, I think her costumes and shoe choices are really over the top and usually stupid looking. It does take away from her talent, IMO.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 04:16:17 PM
I like her FM shoes here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIm2RFfJjxQ

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Kurukira on July 27, 2015, 04:19:01 PM
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Were all the people complaining about what Lady Gaga wore complaining when Adam's hammer was swaying in the wind on the Achtung Baby cover?

Um, I'm not complaining about what Lady Gaga's wearing or Adam's hammer.  Quite frankly, I envy them.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: very good on July 27, 2015, 04:24:47 PM
Even if it was a great idea to get LG onstage, it was certainly ruined by the startlingly boring ordinary love as song choice.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 04:26:21 PM
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Even if it was a great idea to get LG onstage, it was certainly ruined by the startlingly boring ordinary love as song choice.

should have done the troubles.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: miryclay on July 27, 2015, 04:27:43 PM
I guess it comes back to the hammer
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on July 27, 2015, 04:51:23 PM
The Troubles should only be performed by Lykke. I think LG would overdo the vocals like she did on OL
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 27, 2015, 04:58:07 PM
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The Troubles should only be performed by Lykke. I think LG would overdo the vocals like she did on OL

true.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: jjack339 on July 27, 2015, 06:00:00 PM
I saw the Youtube clip thought she did a good job.

Clearly a few of the ladies on here didn't like it because they caught their man staring at her ar*e the entire song....  ;)    (I kid, sortuv)
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: rpgiantsfan on July 27, 2015, 06:24:31 PM
I think she added a nice spark to the show. Not a fan at all but she has a great voice.
I enjoyed it more than some random guy from the audience playing piano or guitar.
I have to admit, I thought some stripper was taking the stage when she walked up.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: jjack339 on July 27, 2015, 06:50:25 PM
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I saw the Youtube clip thought she did a good job.

Clearly a few of the ladies on here didn't like it because they caught their man staring at her ar*e the entire song....  ;)    (I kid, sortuv)

im not sure, but seriously, what if a u2 fan did wear a 2 piece number like gaga--would they let her into the show?

is there a dress code for fans?

if my man looked at her, so what, then, when I caught bonos water... ;D

knowing Bono if she was pretty she would but up their dancing to Mysterious Ways.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: jonnydeaf on July 27, 2015, 07:01:38 PM
It occurred to me that having Lady Gaga sing the co-vocal on "Troubles" would have given that song an interesting performance on this tour.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Thunder Peel on July 27, 2015, 07:04:44 PM
I'm not a fan of hers so I wasn't really impressed or excited about it.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: macfoley on July 28, 2015, 03:32:52 AM
That was Lady Gaga? I thought it was a drag queen with a really bad voice!

It was horrendous. Maybe I am getting old, but maybe that was a time where U2 should have said "no"
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: U2Tim on July 28, 2015, 04:12:26 AM
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I'm not a fan of hers so I wasn't really impressed or excited about it.
Neither. Hope it's just a one-off.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: il_capo on July 28, 2015, 05:28:10 AM
Not a fan of Ordinary Love, and I have preferred the more democratic ethos where a fan comes onstage and performs with the band.  However, the crowd seemed to appreciate the performance and she played the piano and sung well.  It also seems rather one-sided to comment about how she dresses as I doubt anyone would say anything about "appropriateness" of clothing if a male performer had joined the band on stage. 
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: TheRealEdge on July 28, 2015, 05:57:18 AM
If I was a woman then I'd be upset.

All the hassle women have in this male-dominated world and LGG just comes on stage dressed like a w**** - it's true - and what does that say? That says 'only judge me by my body'.

I understand that there are stage clothes and all that - see Madge, Beyonce and Rhiana - and women can dress how they bloody well like (don't need men telling them what to wear), but it just makes me sad that 4 middle-aged men are all dressed in standard 'rock dad' clothing and Gaga is dressed like a slut.

Or am I getting old?


Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Nikki_Silver on July 28, 2015, 06:13:29 AM
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If I was a woman then I'd be upset.

All the hassle women have in this male-dominated world and LGG just comes on stage dressed like a w**** - it's true - and what does that say? That says 'only judge me by my body'.

I understand that there are stage clothes and all that - see Madge, Beyonce and Rhiana - and women can dress how they bloody well like (don't need men telling them what to wear), but it just makes me sad that 4 middle-aged men are all dressed in standard 'rock dad' clothing and Gaga is dressed like a slut.

Or am I getting old?
Imo, women should be allowed to dress how they feel comfortable, without being judged. Lady Gaga included.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: il_capo on July 28, 2015, 06:23:00 AM
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If I was a woman then I'd be upset.

All the hassle women have in this male-dominated world and LGG just comes on stage dressed like a w**** - it's true - and what does that say? That says 'only judge me by my body'.

I understand that there are stage clothes and all that - see Madge, Beyonce and Rhiana - and women can dress how they bloody well like (don't need men telling them what to wear), but it just makes me sad that 4 middle-aged men are all dressed in standard 'rock dad' clothing and Gaga is dressed like a slut.

Or am I getting old?
Imo, women should be allowed to dress how they feel comfortable, without being judged. Lady Gaga included.

Exactly.  You'll notice noone ever accuses a male star of dressing like a "slut" or "w****".  Such judgmental labels are always an attempt to shame women into dressing in ways the accuser finds "acceptable".
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Eno on July 28, 2015, 06:25:14 AM
I doubt anyone from U2 has ever listened to any of her albums in their entirety.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: TheRealEdge on July 28, 2015, 07:26:24 AM
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If I was a woman then I'd be upset.

All the hassle women have in this male-dominated world and LGG just comes on stage dressed like a w**** - it's true - and what does that say? That says 'only judge me by my body'.

I understand that there are stage clothes and all that - see Madge, Beyonce and Rhiana - and women can dress how they bloody well like (don't need men telling them what to wear), but it just makes me sad that 4 middle-aged men are all dressed in standard 'rock dad' clothing and Gaga is dressed like a slut.

Or am I getting old?
Imo, women should be allowed to dress how they feel comfortable, without being judged. Lady Gaga included.

Exactly.  You'll notice noone ever accuses a male star of dressing like a "slut" or "w****".  Such judgmental labels are always an attempt to shame women into dressing in ways the accuser finds "acceptable".

'The accuser'???

I didn't even mention 'acceptable' - please re-read my post - as I DID state women can dress how they want BUT she does look like a slut, but f she wants to dress like a slut then bingo she's done it and what a step forward for all the females on the planet that she does dress like a slut.

Man, I wonder if these 'fans' would want their own mums, sisters, daughters, grandmas parading on stage in their underwear looking like a slut - but maybe those 'fans' wouldn't mind that?

Good luck to you being 'accepted'.



Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: imaginary friend on July 28, 2015, 07:30:00 AM
She was in really bad vocal form...well, either that or the song really didn't suit her.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: U2alwaysforever on July 28, 2015, 07:48:11 AM
I know lady gaga is main stream and has a stupid name, but she writes her own music and does play, not like some of the other modern day popular artists that are a small step above milli vanilli as far as only singing and using the whatever it's called auto tone I think? Plus the crowd loved it, since it was a rare song, I'm sure I'm not the only hardcore U2 fan that loved it.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Saint1322 on July 28, 2015, 08:15:47 AM
Speaking of scantily clad at U2 shows, didn't Chelsea Handler get 'em out near the e stage at one of the LA shows?
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: JHook on July 28, 2015, 08:26:22 AM
I was there, and my only issue with Lady Gaga is that her singing style tends to drain meaning from the lyrics and make it all about the singer. For all the talk about Bono's ego, he always uses his voice in service of the song, and not the other way around.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: ZooClothes on July 28, 2015, 08:26:44 AM
Regardless of how anyone feels about Lady Gaga, she certainly is a polarizing choice. I saw OL online and I liked it. LG is a pro. Maybe we can stop with the U2 playing it safe threads now? 😏
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: EnduringChill on July 28, 2015, 09:58:53 AM
I guess I should pick option one on this poll because I didn't hate the performance, but it wasn't spectacular or anything. What I mostly disliked was when Bono and Lady Gaga sang the chorus at the same time, and I can't tell if she was trying to harmonize or what but whatever tune she was singing didn't fit with the actual melody. They should have sung the melody of the chorus together. She sounded okay when she sang the chorus by herself.

Lady Gaga's singing is kind of hit or miss depending on what songs she chooses... I think she sounded the best doing performances with Tony Bennett or when she sang music from The Sound of Music at the Academy Awards, but in more rock or pop oriented performances (like this one) she more often shouts or oversings and it's not very pleasant. She's definitely less restrained live than in her recorded music (what I've heard on the radio anyway).
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: EnduringChill on July 28, 2015, 10:03:13 AM
Also I'm really surprised the word "w****" is censored on the forum and "s***" is not! They have very similar connotations.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: il_capo on July 28, 2015, 10:41:43 AM
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If I was a woman then I'd be upset.

All the hassle women have in this male-dominated world and LGG just comes on stage dressed like a w**** - it's true - and what does that say? That says 'only judge me by my body'.

I understand that there are stage clothes and all that - see Madge, Beyonce and Rhiana - and women can dress how they bloody well like (don't need men telling them what to wear), but it just makes me sad that 4 middle-aged men are all dressed in standard 'rock dad' clothing and Gaga is dressed like a slut.

Or am I getting old?
Imo, women should be allowed to dress how they feel comfortable, without being judged. Lady Gaga included.

Exactly.  You'll notice noone ever accuses a male star of dressing like a "slut" or "w****".  Such judgmental labels are always an attempt to shame women into dressing in ways the accuser finds "acceptable".

'The accuser'???

I didn't even mention 'acceptable' - please re-read my post - as I DID state women can dress how they want BUT she does look like a slut, but f she wants to dress like a slut then bingo she's done it and what a step forward for all the females on the planet that she does dress like a slut.

Man, I wonder if these 'fans' would want their own mums, sisters, daughters, grandmas parading on stage in their underwear looking like a slut - but maybe those 'fans' wouldn't mind that?

Good luck to you being 'accepted'.

‘The accuser’ was a general point about those condemning Gaga for what she wore on stage.  But you yourself said “Gaga is dressed like a slut” and repeated this as if it is a statement of fact in a later post: “BUT she does look like a slut”.  Would you ever accuse a male star of dressing like a slut?  Judging women as “sluts” on the basis of what they wear is unlikely to be “a step forward for all the females on the planet”. 

Re. acceptance: I did notice from the video that the “real” Edge looked absolutely delighted Gaga was on the stage and the band interacted well with her. 
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: DGordon1 on July 28, 2015, 10:56:51 AM
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If I was a woman then I'd be upset.

All the hassle women have in this male-dominated world and LGG just comes on stage dressed like a w**** - it's true - and what does that say? That says 'only judge me by my body'.

I understand that there are stage clothes and all that - see Madge, Beyonce and Rhiana - and women can dress how they bloody well like (don't need men telling them what to wear), but it just makes me sad that 4 middle-aged men are all dressed in standard 'rock dad' clothing and Gaga is dressed like a slut.

Or am I getting old?
Imo, women should be allowed to dress how they feel comfortable, without being judged. Lady Gaga included.

Exactly.  You'll notice noone ever accuses a male star of dressing like a "slut" or "w****".  Such judgmental labels are always an attempt to shame women into dressing in ways the accuser finds "acceptable".

'The accuser'???

I didn't even mention 'acceptable' - please re-read my post - as I DID state women can dress how they want BUT she does look like a slut, but f she wants to dress like a slut then bingo she's done it and what a step forward for all the females on the planet that she does dress like a slut.

Man, I wonder if these 'fans' would want their own mums, sisters, daughters, grandmas parading on stage in their underwear looking like a slut - but maybe those 'fans' wouldn't mind that?

Good luck to you being 'accepted'.

Why should Lady Gaga, or any female pop star, have to carry responsibility of representing all females? Continuously describing her as a "slut" shows your attitudes in a poor light rather than hers.

Maybe her family feel awkward about seeing her like that but that's very much a secondary issue, and their problem alone.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: miryclay on July 28, 2015, 12:27:39 PM
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If I was a woman then I'd be upset.

All the hassle women have in this male-dominated world and LGG just comes on stage dressed like a w**** - it's true - and what does that say? That says 'only judge me by my body'.

I understand that there are stage clothes and all that - see Madge, Beyonce and Rhiana - and women can dress how they bloody well like (don't need men telling them what to wear), but it just makes me sad that 4 middle-aged men are all dressed in standard 'rock dad' clothing and Gaga is dressed like a slut.

Or am I getting old?


Yeah you are getting old if you think the world is male dominated. In fact you might want to go for a mental health check up.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 28, 2015, 12:33:25 PM
Women do enough slut shaming of other women. they don't need us guys throwing in their two penneth as well.   


Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: an tha on July 28, 2015, 01:13:33 PM
More power to Lady Gaga, she can wear what she wants and clearly does...

Individuality should be celebrated....the lads from Lypton Village would no doubt have no problem with Ms Gaga's attire.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: il_capo on July 28, 2015, 01:22:42 PM
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More power to Lady Gaga, she can wear what she wants and clearly does...

Individuality should be celebrated....the lads from Lypton Village would no doubt have no problem with Ms Gaga's attire.

Well said.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: miami on July 28, 2015, 02:23:13 PM
Gaga is a very good singer who isn't your run of the mill pop tart ala Taylor swift or Britney Spears. She is a good performer and songwriter, and who cares what she wears, the less the better. She's got the body so why not flaunt it?

I've no problem at all with U2 performing with her.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Blofeld on July 28, 2015, 02:24:45 PM
Taylor Swift isn't a tart.  she's a nice girl
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: bostonguy on July 28, 2015, 03:14:07 PM
I voted meh.  I was there and I found her over the top vocals and wardrobe amusing.  Would have preferred an E stage premiere to a forgettable guest spot.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: U2Fan on July 28, 2015, 03:34:19 PM
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Gaga is a very good singer who isn't your run of the mill pop tart ala Taylor swift or Britney Spears. She is a good performer and songwriter, and who cares what she wears, the less the better. She's got the body so why not flaunt it?

I've no problem at all with U2 performing with her.

Taylor Swift is talented.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: TheRealEdge on July 28, 2015, 04:09:39 PM
Gaga dressed like a slut - oh that word again!!!

U2 acted like sluts for ogling her.

The crowd were the sluttiest I've ever seen.

The piano - man, now that's one hell of a slutty piano!

And the members posting on here who are defending her are sl.... entitled to their opinions.

Oh, and she was awful and U2 have definitely 'jumped the slut' sorry 'shark'.

I do like that song of hers 'Porker Face' and the other hit 'Bad Performance' - now those are grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat :-)

SLU2T.



Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: wlomaco on July 28, 2015, 05:34:51 PM
All I could think of was my desire to disinfect that piano seat.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: miryclay on July 28, 2015, 06:38:50 PM
GaGa wins at life because she is a self-titled 'Lady' and wants all of the privalages of that. But what she really is in essence is a cold capitalist. Her monsters are just innocents and taking money from them is literally like taking candy from a baby.

I am not going to comment on her dress because it is impossible to win that discussion without being labelled mysoginist or oppressor.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: lemonPOP on July 28, 2015, 07:12:43 PM
Gaga is nasty ugly and can't sing.  Put some damn close on! ( Oh its a rock concert)  really it's an U2 concert that should not include half naked women.   If I want to see that I have plenty of other "Rock concerts" I can go too.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: TheCourt on July 28, 2015, 07:27:18 PM
U2 seemed to think that their concert should have at least one half naked woman.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: iehomecoming on July 28, 2015, 08:03:13 PM
Who is to say what should or shouldn't be in U2 concert ? We all have opinions but really ultimately it's up to the band. Its the same response you give to uptight right wingers who dont want to see same sex kissing on TV. Dont like it ? Don't watch.



Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: lemonPOP on July 28, 2015, 08:17:03 PM
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Who is to say what should or shouldn't be in U2 concert ? We all have opinions but really ultimately it's up to the band. Its the same response you give to uptight right wingers who dont want to see same sex kissing on TV. Dont like it ? Don't watch.

Good point,  however my U2 tour history has been very uplifting for the most part.  Family friendly and less sex, drugs and more uplifting music than most rock shows.  U2 do have a different vibe and spirituality to them than most bands.  It's a big reason why I like them so much. I also don't know why I see all the conservative right wing bashing on here.  Believe it or not U2 has many fans from Texas to Virginia and I'm guessing some right wingers in there.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: AchtungPop on July 28, 2015, 08:25:14 PM
Somewhere between love and meh. It wasn't earth shattering, but I don't mind it. They don't do it often. It changed the show up a little.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Kurukira on July 28, 2015, 08:46:41 PM
Meh.  All these 'slutty no talent' comments remind me of Madonna when I was growing up.  I loved her stuff and people would always ask me, why do I like her, she's a slut.  I liked her music, I always reply.  "But she's a ho!" they reply.   In this case, Gaga could've worn what she had on with Tony Bennett, but I'm going to reply just like I did back in the day - I liked the music, and she has a great voice.  I guess I have an affinity for sluts.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Nikki_Silver on July 28, 2015, 08:58:22 PM
If she's good enough for Tony Bennett, then why not z U2? LOL
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: iehomecoming on July 28, 2015, 09:24:03 PM
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Who is to say what should or shouldn't be in U2 concert ? We all have opinions but really ultimately it's up to the band. Its the same response you give to uptight right wingers who dont want to see same sex kissing on TV. Dont like it ? Don't watch.

Good point,  however my U2 tour history has been very uplifting for the most part.  Family friendly and less sex, drugs and more uplifting music than most rock shows.  U2 do have a different vibe and spirituality to them than most bands.  It's a big reason why I like them so much. I also don't know why I see all the conservative right wing bashing on here.  Believe it or not U2 has many fans from Texas to Virginia and I'm guessing some right wingers in there.

Did you seriously think what I said was "bashing" ? Maybe you are seeing a lot of bashing that isn't really bashing. I simply said if you don't like what you see, don't watch. No one is holding a gun to your head. I could just as easily have said " left wingers who don't want to see Duck Dynasty or Bill O'Reilly. Don't like it, don't watch".

Kids see just as much skin on a regular typical day at the beach, is that not "family friendly" either ?

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: miryclay on July 28, 2015, 09:29:02 PM
It is not her choices as a woman that bother me it is her choices in the corporate board room. I liken her over exposure in media outlets to be an affront to my personal space. It is like she is raping me.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: mdmomof7 on July 28, 2015, 11:00:30 PM
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I picked option 1, but I probably would have really liked it if she had actually worn clothing and didn't use the fake accent when it was her turn to sing.  She really is talented and I felt it was a shame that even on stage with U2, she felt the need to look like a slut and over exaggerate her voice.  An appropriate dress and singing with the great voice we all know she has would have made that performance so much better.

My thoughts precisely and none of the options convey what I felt being assaulted in person by that "performance" the other night.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: jjack339 on July 28, 2015, 11:46:39 PM
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Who is to say what should or shouldn't be in U2 concert ? We all have opinions but really ultimately it's up to the band. Its the same response you give to uptight right wingers who dont want to see same sex kissing on TV. Dont like it ? Don't watch.

Good point,  however my U2 tour history has been very uplifting for the most part.  Family friendly and less sex, drugs and more uplifting music than most rock shows.  U2 do have a different vibe and spirituality to them than most bands.  It's a big reason why I like them so much. I also don't know why I see all the conservative right wing bashing on here.  Believe it or not U2 has many fans from Texas to Virginia and I'm guessing some right wingers in there.

Fricken Rick Santorum was at one of the shows in NYC. Yes, right wingers like U2. If he says something "on the left" you can just chalk it to "eh he is a performer, they all say that kind of stuff"
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: mdmomof7 on July 28, 2015, 11:51:41 PM
Don't have time to read back right now. Should have been asleep hours ago, but my body is on U2 time!  ;) Leaving for the closing shows in the early am, on the bus so I can hopefully sleep a bit? Probably not! ha ha But, I loved that my Facebook feed basically had a severe attack of nausea when Bono fawned over Nancy Pelosi! Turnabout and all that. Bono gets it.

And on the Gaga front, fairly sure Lady Gaga wears clothing in the presence of Mr. Bennett...
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: iehomecoming on July 29, 2015, 08:07:48 AM
This just in. Right wingers and left wingers like U2. Straw men defeated.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: JHook on July 29, 2015, 09:41:50 AM
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It is not her choices as a woman that bother me it is her choices in the corporate board room. I liken her over exposure in media outlets to be an affront to my personal space. It is like she is raping me.

You might need to look up the definition of rape, pal.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: philnmarks on July 29, 2015, 10:57:11 AM
I sort of enjoyed the addition of a piano to the song, really added some depth to it live and moved it forward a bit. Felt a bit like Gaga was being Gaga trying to out sing bono.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: Saint1322 on July 29, 2015, 01:51:23 PM
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It is not her choices as a woman that bother me it is her choices in the corporate board room. I liken her over exposure in media outlets to be an affront to my personal space. It is like she is raping me.

You might need to look up the definition of rape, pal.

'Rape' and 'Nazi' should mean 'rape' and 'Nazi.'

I must have missed a memo; I am kind of in favor of women with insane bodies wearing little clothing. I guess I am just old-fashioned.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: il_capo on July 29, 2015, 05:41:14 PM
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Idk....but I got to thinking that since ordinary love was a tribute to nelson mandella ...perhaps then lady gaga was over the top and in your face on purpose with her clothing choice, and particularly with u2, as a statement of freedom

she does provoke discussion and she does support gay rights

ireland was the first country to allow gay marriage

she made for an interesting and yes, controversial performance

that has us all talking about rights and image, and being a woman

she has the right to be who she is and freedom to express herself in her clothing choices at least here in the unites states

Im sure someone else can voice this better than me....

Very nicely put - thanks for your contribution.
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: missey on July 29, 2015, 06:29:21 PM
Assault?, rape??? Really??  I see people wear less walking in the middle of Manhattan on any given day.   She wore what was basically a bikini.  So you don't go to the beach cause you might see someone there dressed like that?  Geez, she wasn't having sex on stage, she was sitting playing a piano. 


Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: EnduringChill on July 29, 2015, 06:59:28 PM
I don't really care what Lady Gaga wore onstage. But I must say that outfit's pretty practical for GA (besides the shoes, ouch!). At least for me, it was pretty hot being among so many people. Less clothing is better. ;D (She was in GA, right? That's how it looks in the video... Either way, I don't have any other strong opinions about her clothing choice.)
Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: TheRealEdge on July 30, 2015, 01:59:27 AM
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Assault?, rape??? Really??  I see people wear less walking in the middle of Manhattan on any given day.   She wore what was basically a bikini.  So you don't go to the beach cause you might see someone there dressed like that?  Geez, she wasn't having sex on stage, she was sitting playing a piano.

That's her next performance.

Title: Re: The whole Lady Gaga thing
Post by: aviastar on July 30, 2015, 06:51:25 AM
I was at this show (July 26th).  My wife and I traveled to NYC to see U2 at MSG...it was a great show.  I am no Lady Gaga fan, but whatevs...I don't think it's a grasp at relevance as much as them wanting to do a rotating guest list on the NYC shows...were the Ramone brothers still around, they probably would have been the guests at every NYC show.

What I was wondering about this show was the Japanese lady they invited up to the stage - was that scripted or no?  It had to be, right - who the heck wears full Japanese dress in the heat of a Manhattan summer?