Lady Gaga Smoked a Cigarette at Her Show in Taipei
Lady Gaga disappointed the audience at her final concert in Taipei a week ago by singing “Taiwan” for many times, though the use of too much pyrotechnics as well as lighting up a cigarette is likely to impose a fine of about US$5,000 from the site’s administration and the local health authorities, according to a press reporter. In Gaga’s second concert at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, the famous singer smoked a cigarette as she sang Love Game before an audience of about 15,000, thus infringing local anti-smoking law. A pyrotechnic effect of nearly 12 second duration was also criticized by the officials, and not by the audience.
Performing a botchy dance during the song Judas in her first concert just the night before, Lady Gaga demonstrated perfect moves in her a week ago concert. This time it was her way of singing that spoiled the image as she forgot her lyrics a few times during the show and she even couldn’t hit the notes in her encore rendition of The Edge of Glory. However the audience was contented just to see her at the stage in their town.
The singer’s florid costumes and performances are a very good fit for Taiwan, with its preference of Japanese style “fancy-dress parade”, in contrast to a number of more socially and conservative Asian countries.
Despite expensive ticket prices and that only 70% of them were sold out, Lady Gaga demonstrated an enthusiastic performance, shouting “Taiwan” and adding “Tapei” into some songfest moments, including the chorus of her well-known hit Bad Romance. Moreover the singer’s visit has not been without disagreeable events. Several local media outlets argued with the show organizer after reporters passed into the singer’s backstage area to take some photos, while an unknown middle-aged man brought more than 30 students to take down the door of exhibition hall thus trying to see for free Lady Gaga’s show.
Lady Gaga’s personnel have been very displeased with the “little monsters” of Taiwan’s rather disturbing media and the singer may likely not come to this country in the near future.By Sara Norton, Staff Writer. Copyright © 2012 Cigarette-Store.org. All rights reserved.