Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Current Obsession: Lady Gaga

Let me clarify: I have always been obsessed with Lady Gaga. I am just now getting around to proclaiming my obsession, that's all.

You either love her (guilty as charged!) or hate her, but there's really no middle ground in this situation. Regardless of what you think, there's no denying that she is an individual. She's gutsy, over the top and completely fabulous. I love that she doesn't care what anyone thinks. I adore that she's a self-proclaimed outsider. I swoon over the fact that she's an amazing performer.

In a world where we are all expected to fit into an incredibly tiny box, Lady Gaga refuses to conform to society. While her outlandish dress and performances are part of her persona, they aren't without reason. Sometimes, those outlandish results that are beyond explanation, like her head to toe Kermit the Frog dress or the fact that she rarely wears pants in public.

Not long ago, Lady Gaga was on Oprah and when asked what she had to tell her fans, commonly referred to has her "Little Monsters," she explained:

“I want them to free themselves and I want them to be proud of who they are.” Then, talking to the audience, she said, “I perform every night and I look into your beautiful your eyes, and I know how you feel.”

She also explained that she wears those things--does those things--to send a message. She's not "out there" just to be out there, there is a method to her madness. There are plenty of stories swirling about that she is under an immense amount of (self-inflicted?) stress in an effort to constantly outdo herself. Regardless of whether it's true or not, I'll keep buying her CD's and desperately try to convince my husband how awesome she is.

Even if I'm the only person left in America who still does antiquated things like "buying CD's" after I "get carded at Wal-Mart because I'm 26 years old but still look like I'm a 17 year-old."

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