artrave backstage

I will never ever forget this night.

That night Gaga spoke to us for maybe 80minutes in a small room about everything from highschool, fame, drugs, Cheek to Cheek and most importantly ART and POP.
Seeing her in person, hearing her talk and even sing for us acapella was just so surreal, I can’t even describe what it was like. She’s so talented and genuine, it’s almost scary how passionate she is. You can tell that she doesn’t take anything for granted and that this opportunity and this life she lives is something she uses to do everything she’s ever wanted. 

She responded to all questions, regardless of the content. Some fans told touching personal accounts and she was truly touched. She really expressed a concern at the current state of pop culture and flogged the notion of ARTPOP a lot. When you hear it come out of her mouth you know that ARTPOP is something so important to her. She adores art, she literally finds inspiration in all of it,  she told us that right now commercialism and pop were at an all time low and nothing was more important than art, and needed to be at the front, literally and conceptually. 

She told us that her high school was tough given its elite reputation and unless you were filthy rich you weren’t taken very seriously.

She told us that it’s been tough coping shit from Madonna, given she’s always been a fan. She never mentioned Madonna, fans brought her up.

She expressed love for Marina, and laughed off her ice challenge because she had experienced much more wackier experiences with Marina during training at her estate. She told us Marina would put on a video camera, strip her and leave her to her own vices in forests. 

She told us that she wants her legacy to be that Lady Gaga was so dedicated and involved that she almost seemed arrogant because she believed and invested in her word, messages and concepts so much.

She said the singing Jazz has been one of the best experiences of her life  and played us Cheek to Cheek and Bang Bang. Both are amazing. Her and Tony have the most natural and complimentary voices.

A fan mentioned rumours of her moving on from “Lady Gaga’ and ‘changing’ back to Stefani. She laughed and told us that if we thought Lady Gaga was weird that Stefani Germanotta was fucking insane. 

Her favourite from song from this album is ARTPOP

After being asked if she was a  feminist, she said of course she was.

She talked about her shows in Dubai and Tel Aviv and said she would always alter her show and fashion to comfort the cultural expectations but would NEVER weaken or remove her stance of LGBTQ rights in such places. She said if she had to wear a burqa she would because she’s respectful of the places she visits, obviously she’s not going to do that she was just stressing her point.

She spoke only briefly about Taylor and said that he loves he’s 'seashell girl’ and that she’s weird on the outside and he’s weird on the inside. You could tell from her smile that she is smitten over him, almost as much as she is over Asia  (she was wearing a black tee with Asia on it) 

She said being famous is hard because she’s only got the smallest group of friends, roughly 10 she said. She said its hard to trust and welcome new people in. She said she’s still friends with her friend Bo from school and that she has taken her along to some shows, she said she was backstage cooking for her that night.

She confirmed Tara was quite ill with lupus, but was really positive and she’s always going to be there for her. 

A fan asked if she felt pressure to use drugs and alcohol as a means to be or seem creative. She said no and that she has and does use both, for different reasons. She said she smokes as a form of balancing out her really crazy and demanding life and that she doesn’t necessarily seek creativity in drug use. 

Im sure i forgot something, but I hope you enjoyed x

Also her sister Natali was backstage, she is flawless! 

According to fans who met Lady Gaga backstage in Oslo:

-Lady Gaga bought a house
-Lady Gaga will be giving us a surprise for Christmas, but her fans shouldn’t expect a full album.
-Her and Taylor are extremely happy together, they’re like best friends.
-Marriage? Taylor must ask her first.
-Lady Gaga said she kept the BTWB stage because she loves it so much even if it costs a lot of money to keep.
-Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett will be doing a Cheek To Cheek tour, they’ve been talking about it.
-Lady Gaga also said she would love to work with Beyonce again.