Lady Gaga Flies From The Ceiling, Absolutely Kills It at Super Bowl 2017 Halftime
The moment Lady Gaga has been planning for since she was 4 years old is here — Mother Monster absolutely killed it at her halftime show for Super Bowl LI.
The 30-year-old took the stage on February 5 at Houston’s NRG Stadium, where the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons apparently played some sport called football.
And in true Gaga fashion, the 13-minute performance was over the top and memorable in every way possible.
Click through to get all the details on the biggest music moment of the year, from the set list, to the politcal statement, and to find out whether or not there were surprise celebrity guests!
Gaga promised fans and reporters a “tremendously athletic show,” which is pop music code for “I’ll be hanging on stuff, probably.”
And our suspicions were true — Gaga came in swinging from the roof of the stadium before belting out her first tune (more on that on the next page).
The set was expansive, with the pop star and her gaggle of backup dancers performing on a stage lit up from beneath by what looked like lights you'd have at a rave. Also, we can't forget the drones that flew atop the stadium, because hello, this is 2017.
The Set List
Stefani had said she wanted to play new music — aka songs from her latest album, Joanne — during the show, but we all know her older hits are the real crowd-pleasers.
So, after reciting "America the Beautiful" from the top of the stadium, she gave us Little Monsters what we wanted with a six-song set including tracks like "Poker Face," "Born This Way," "Telephone" — but no, there was no Beyonce, unfortch — and "Just Dance," in that order.
Then came a slowed-down version of "A Million Reasons," her most recent single, during which she played the piano and gave a shout out to her parents.
"Hey mom! Hey dad!" she said in between verses.
Next came "Bad Romance" — and an outfit change — where Gaga pranced across the stage doing her signature "Thriller"-esque moves.
There were no meat dresses to be seen — obviously Gaga's been there, done that — but the fashion did not dissapoint, as the petite star rocked her signature sky high heels and sparkles galore in two costume changes.
First came a sparkly jumpsuit, which she later topped with a gold metallic vest, and she wrapped by wearing a similar two-piece to show off those hard-earned abs.
And the vocal David Bowie fan also seemed to pay tribute to her idol with her fashion choices, rockin' the 80's hair and Bowie's signature bright eye makeup for the first half of the show.
The Political Statement
“The only statements that I'll be making during the halftime show are the statements that I've been consistently making throughout my career,” she said at a press conference.
“I believe in compassion for inclusion, I believe in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness so my performance will uphold those philosophies.”
But unsurprisingly, there weren't any Anti-Trump messages. Instead, Gaga showed her patriotism for the country by singing "America the Beautiful" and wrapped up with an Indepence Day-inspired fireworks display.
The Celebrity Cameos
The photo above got fans buzzing that Beyoncé, with whom Gaga collaborated on their 2009 hit, “Telephone,” would make a surprise appearance during the set. Bey is from Houston, after all, and has just a little bit of experience on a halftime show stage.
However, the pregnant star didn't take the stage like she did at 2016’s halftime show with Coldplay and Bruno Mars and there were no celeb guests to be found. But it's cool, because Gaga clearly carried the stage all on her own!
The Celebrity Audience
Of course tons of stars were in Houston to watch the big game, but one in particular stood out — Taylor Kinney.
Mother Monster's former fiancé, with whom she split in July 2016, was in attendance at the Super Bowl. Though it wasn't confirmed if he was in the stands to watch the game or cheer on his ex, we'd like to assume it was the latter!
13 minutes later, Gaga ended her epic show by dropping her mic and then jumping off a platform while catching a football.
This gal better go on a Joanne world tour because we need more ASAP.
Watch the full video from Lady Gaga’s unforgettable show above, and check out more of Wetpaint’s Super Bowl coverage below!
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