I don’t think I (or any true fans i.e. a lot of you!) had any doubts that this performance would be culturally appropriate and perfectly executed, the mystery just lay in the detail!
There was lots of speculation to the level of political commentary included in the set, but let’s be real – Gaga, along with countless artists and creatives (myself included) have fought relentlessly for freedom, particularly towards the end of last year. We all learnt that the echo chambers we live in are exactly that. This was a chance for an artist who has ALWAYS fought for freedom, inclusion and liberty to have the biggest stage in the world for 13 minutes and showcase their legacy – there is no escaping the politics – and read in to it as you will (even Just Dance felt like a freedom song!), but there is no denying the class with which it was executed – a performance to unite, not to divide. Let’s be real, at this point, #45 doesn’t deserve a name check in ANY capacity. This is a timeless feat.
Personal highlights for me were the drones from Intel – because duh, drones. Of course, jumping off the roof is no small feat, and delivering the show SOLO- completely SOLO is the biggest statement fall – she is a rare human that can carry this alone.
So much class, a legacy of power, freedom, humanitarian values and undeniable talent. I love you Lady Gaga – grateful for the impact you have had in my life and I’m so happy the world gave you this deserved platform at a time when it needs it the most.