Photo by G.
Lady Gaga! Arguably the biggest star in the music world in 2013 and whether you like her or hate her, she is EVERYWHERE! She has been rehearsing (pretty close to my house, I might add) for her appearance on the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and when word spread that she was in town, Gaga fans from near and far camped out at her studio to get a glimpse of ‘Mother Monster.’ I met Gaga a few years ago when she was first becoming a mega-star and I was so impressed by how nice she was towards her fans. Since that time, her fame and fan base has only grown exponentially. By the time she was getting ready to leave, I’d estimate that 100 little monsters had gathered to see Gaga. Gaga did her best to accommodate everyone and I’d estimate that she took photos with people for a solid 10 minutes, despite being swarmed by fans and paparazzi. A fan brought her a bottle of champagne and Gaga cracked it open and her and the fan took a swig! Gaga really did her best to give everyone a little bit of face time and even when my moment came, I was getting swallowed up in the crowd and when Gaga and I made eye contact, she grabbed my arm and pulled me through the crowd so that I could take a photo. I’m admittedly not the hugest fan of her music, but the way she treats her fans is possibly better than ANYONE I’VE EVER SEEN! And as you know, from my experiences, that speaks volumes. I am seriously in awe of how cool Gaga is, and I have so much respect for her because she knows full well that the way she treated all of us that night will always be thought of as a great experience, despite the chaotic situation. She’s also a champion (and has always been) for gay rights and equality and many people in positions similar to hers are more interested in their paychecks than putting their neck on the line to stand up for what they believe in. Gaga, you are a class act!!!! THANK YOU!!!!