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Aug.
22nd

Lady Gaga awes, inspires army of “little monsters” during heavily anticapted Tacoma tour stop

It was the year’s most anxiously awaited pop happening Saturday night when more than 20,000 “little monsters” converged on the Tacoma Dome to witness the spectacle of Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour.

“Little monsters” being the 24-year-old pop phenomenon’s pet name for her followers, many of which wholeheartedly embraced her message of tolerance and individuality with flamboyant, sometimes gender-bending fashion – face paint, vividly hued wigs, aluminum cans used as curlers, corsets and fishnet stockings (photo gallery here.)
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Aug.
22nd

Lady Gaga set list

Lady Gaga wrapped up about an hour ago at the Tacoma Dome. Opening act Semi Precious Weapons is scheduled to go on right about now at the official after party at Jazzbones. And you never know who else might show up, right? Meanwhile, here’s Gaga’s set list, and you can check out a photo gallery posted by staffer Lui Kit Wong here.

Lady Gaga Monster Ball set list
Tacoma Dome
Aug. 21, 2010

Intro
Dance in the Dark
Glitter and Grease
Just Dance

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Aug.
19th

Tacoma Rock City approved (Aug. 20 to 26)

All we hear is Lady-O Gaga

I’m a jaded rock critic, hence my initial resistance to Lady Gaga. Sure, her hits are kinda catchy, but they’re also kinda disposable. She’s sooo edgy, but really Madonna had all the gender-bending and sacrilegious video imagery down to a science way back in 1990 (and, really, Peaches pushes the boundaries way further than both of them.) But I must confess, I’m on board for the Artist Formerly Known As Stefani Germanotta’s stop Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Mostly I want to see what kind of wacky outfit she shows up in – you know, if she’ll reprise her telephone-head ‘do or dust off that Kermit the Frog stole she wore that one time.

The after party, featuring Monster Ball opener Semi Precious Weapons, is at Jazzbones, by the way.
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Aug.
10th

Lady Gaga fashion: Vote on 16 of her best looks

“Fashion is everything,” Lady Gaga once told MTV. “When I’m writing music, I’m thinking about the clothes I want to wear on stage. It’s all about everything altogether — performance art, pop performance art, fashion. For me, it’s everything coming together and being a real story that will bring back the super-fan. I want to bring that back. I want the imagery to be so strong that fans will want to eat and taste and lick every part of us.”

Well, we don’t know if you need to be that into Gaga when her Monster Ball Tour takes over the Tacoma Dome on Aug. 21. Rushing the stage and licking stuff will get you tossed in the clink. Or at least put on Thorazine.

But one thing’s for sure. The Gaga has parlayed with her bizarre sense of style and penchant for shocking people, from rockin’ that Kermit the Frog stole in Germany, to meeting the Queen of England dressed like an extra from “The Watchmen” and more recently showing up in the pages of Vogue Hommes Japan looking, quite convincingly, like a dude. (There was even debate about whether dashing model “Jo Calderone” was actually her.)

So who knows what she’ll turn up in next week? But in honor of pop’s premier chameleon, we’ve compiled a gallery of some of her most striking looks. Hit the “more” button below to check it out and vote on your favorites. Then you can also help us deconstruct the whole Lady Gaga phenomenon. Whether you’re infatuated or “p-p-poker face” makes you want to p-p-punch somebody, e-mail your thoughts on what makes Gaga tick. Send your name, hometown and contact info to ernest.jasmin@thenewstribune.com and I’ll use some of the best comments in next week’s GO.

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July
8th

Semi Precious Weapons to headline Lady Gaga after party at Jazzbones

Jazzbones will host a Lady Gaga after-party headlined by Semi Precious Weapons, the band that will open for Gaga on Aug. 21 at the Tacoma Dome. That night’s bill will also feature performances by local electro-glam act Phantom Twin and DJ Chase, according to Jazzbones general manager Dan Rankin. And who knows who else might show up? Say, wearing fishnets and a trench coat made out of spoons.

Rankin says music will start at 9 p.m. with SPW hitting the stage around 11. Cover will be $10. Look for more details to

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June
20th

Grit City (Fest) Bootlegs No. 55: Lisa Dank

Of all the artists I’d yet to see playing Grit City Fest this weekend, I was the most curious about Seattle underground pop singer Lisa Dank. Her hilarious, campy sleaze-pop kind of reminds me of one of my favorite femcees, Princess Superstar. Or, if you have no idea who that is, imagine an R-rated Lady Gaga with a significantly smaller costume budget.

Click the video and check out a bit of yesterday’s sparsely attended show at the Swiss Taven. Plus, I’ve got a clip or two that’s maybe a

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March
22nd

Lady Gaga ticket details revealed

Live Nation just announced ticket info for Lady Gaga’s Aug. 21 stop at the Tacoma Dome. Prices will range from $51.50 to $177, and tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 26, through Ticketmaster and the Live Nation site.

Other dates have sold out, including the Vancouver, BC show on Aug. 23 have sold out. So here’s one more option within reasonable driving distance just in case: Aug. 19 at Portland’s Rose Garden Arena.

March
15th

Lady Gaga headed to Tacoma Dome this summer

What insane ensemble will Lady Gaga unveil during her visit to Tacoma this summer? A helmet shaped like Bob’s Java Jive? A gown made entirely out of used Starbucks cups? Tacoma Rainiers mascot Rhubarb’s suit, but all covered in theatrical blood?

Hey, you never know with that lady. She likes the attention. But all will be answered when Gaga’s Monster Ball tour takes over the Tacoma Dome on Aug. 21, as announced today by Live Nation today.

The pop sensation – known for hits “Poker Face” and “Paparazzi” almost as much as the crazy

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Jan.
31st

The “shocking” Lady Gaga, Stephen Colbert at the Grammys

And they’re off! Lady Gaga comes out looking like a cross between Marilyn Manson, Madonna and the Tooth Fairy. Not that her “shocking” outfits are all that shocking any more. The real surprise is Elton John showing up for a duet during her show-opening performance. Pretty cool, I must admit.

Jay-Z did not look at all amused by first presenter Stephen Colbert’s shout out. Could it be? H.O.V.A. down with the G.O.P.? But he gives it up for Colbert’s iPad joke/product placement.

His better half, Beyonce, wins the night’s first golden gramophone, song of the year for “Single

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