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Twickenham goes crazy for Lady Gaga
A giant castle and a fake flying alien in a cage were just a run of the mill weekend for Lady Gaga at her Born This Way Ball concerts in Twickenham.
Gaga did not shy away from her usual antics and was rocking on a Harley and cavorting around in all sorts of tantalising outfits – at one stage surrounded by hanging pig carcasses.
Gaga’s performance was not the only thing to be shimmying and shaking around Twickenham over the weekend though – her fans arrived dressed head to toe in a Gaga homage.
Fans poured out of Twickenham station dressed in lightning bolts, lace and leather and made their way to Twickenham stadium, which was braced for the 55,000 little monsters.
Claudia Alicia, 21, and Nojcieck Wajs, 22, from Poland, went to both of Gaga’s London concerts on September 8 and 9, but felt the second was better.
Miss Alicia said: “I don’t like pop music, but she really talks to people.”
Gaga lookalike, Elois Stalking Sieli, 32, travelled all the way from Italy to London with her friend, Alesandro Borghie, 22, after she accidentally booked tickets for the wrong country.
The pair said they loved the concert and were taking it as an opportunity to have a holiday in London.
From slightly closer to home, Swansea mum and daughter, Shirley Williams, 52, and Nicola Schito, 30, said they loved every part of her performance.
Mrs Williams, who was spikes and leather clad and had the kooky coke can rollers in her hair, said: “She interacts with you and she makes you feel good about yourself – like you are a princess.”
Miss Schito said the thing she likes most about the eccentric star is “the way she talks to her fans”.
Despite the large crowds, there have been no serious incidents reported, and being there myself I could not see a single bad word or even a shove within the huge crowds – clearly her inspirational speeches are doing the trick.
She will now take her Born This Way Ball on the rest of its world tour, visiting Germany, Mexico, America and Switzerland – finishing in March 2013.