Fug the Concert: Lady Gaga


Because on Inauguration Day, nothing says HOORAY FOR DEMOCRACY like Lady Gaga a) spanking someone while wielding (and possibly desecrating) a flag, and b) EMERGING FROM AN INFLATABLE VAGINA.

It’s not a GOOD inflatable vagina — can you believe we live in a world where the quality of one’s blow-up bits is analyzed? –but it’s there, and you may want to skip to slide three if you don’t want to know and/or you’re at work.

[Photos: Splash News]

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  1. thunderthighs
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    I assume she’s making some sort of feminist statement about the Hustler cover that got Larry Flynt in so much trouble. As a formerly huge gaga fan, I think she needs to slow down and rethink her schtick.

  2. Jill
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    Geez, how long does a concert last when the time is taken for so many costume changes?

    I admit I’m old and am not a fan of her, but how about just singing/performing her songs? Who cares about the props and whatnot?

    • Lisa
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      Exactly what I was thinking. I don’t get all of the theatrical stuff but I’m old too so maybe I just attended too many rock shows to be able to appreciate this stuff.

  3. Stephanie
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    Let me say off the bat… I like meat. What I don’t understand is meat as a thematic element for a singer. Really? “Meat” is your thing? Meat dress, meat couch (?), meat grinder, etc. can she just be a person for once instead of a cartoon or using meat to portray her deep thoughts.

    • Kat
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      Hahahaha, AMEN. I couldn’t even bring myself to look at this slideshow, because, well, LOOK AT HER.

  4. Stephanie
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    Or a blow up vagina… Yea, don’t really need that one either.

  5. Stefanie
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    Remember when she was fresh and made catchy as shit songs? Damn that was forever ago.

  6. Maria
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    FUG monster!

  7. wildviolette
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    Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips has a better inflatable vagina.
    Just sayin’……

  8. Jo
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    Am I wrong in thinking that the photo she was holding kind of looked like Bob Geldof? Part of me thinks that she should be able to do whatever she wants, because she seems like a smart, talented humanitarian-type of person (who admittedly is a bit wacky but isn’t hurting anyone). And the other part thinks she shouldn’t need to try so hard to be so CRAZY and ridiculously controversial for the sake of it (as Madonna can be sometimes) because she seems smart etc.

    • Heather
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      I think she looks weirdly like Sarah MacLachlan. Seriously, stare at her. You’ll start to see it.

    • MizWeirdo
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      Jo – I thought the same thing about that photo! Looks just like Bob Geldof to me too.

  9. Eliza Bennett
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    What in the WORLD is on her left hip in slide 12? I forgot everything else I had thoughts about once I saw that. I don’t even know.

    • MG
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      I got stuck on that one, too. Is it more plastic anatomy? An ode to disfigured mannequins?

      • deee
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        I couldn’t even make it to slide 12. That inflatable vagina basically threw me off the rails.

      • Kris M
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        It’s mirrored, so you’re seeing a reflection of her hand. I had to stare at it for a while. Mostly because my eyes were still healing from slide 2…

      • Emily
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        I think her outfit doohickey is mirrored so it would be a reflection of her arm.

    • Bebe
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      That horrified me! Which is saying a lot, given the content of the other slides. It’s like… a prosthetic fist attached to her hip bone? What…? Why…?

    • Alicia
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      Yes! Was it her hip bulging out? Some form of prosthetic?

  10. llism
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    What I don’t understand about her is that her image doesn’t match her music AT ALL. Her music is pretty generic, forgettable pop fluff, but she desperately tries to make her image shocking/couture/artistic/hyper original/whatever. Now, say, the B-52s (for those of you who remember) wore some wacky stuff, but their music was also kind of wacky as well, so the image/music combo made sense. This . . . this is like David Cassidy in dreadlocks. One has absolutely no relation to the other.

    • Julie
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      This was exactly what I was thinking. There was nothing wrong with Just Dance and Poker Face Lady Gaga, she made more sense.

      • Jessica
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        Just Dance and Poker Face are so much more FUN than this version of Gaga.

    • Tiffany
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      Actually, if you listen to her last cd this does fit the music. The flag is probably Americano (mariachi music with Edith Piaf type vocals), and then there are a lot of songs that sound kind of Judas-Priest inspired. So the leather and studs is understandable in that regard.

    • Aphy
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      I feel that way abou Pink. By her clothes/persona you would think her music would sound like Bikini Kill, but it doesn’t…it just doesn’t.

    • Jules
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      I’ve wondered the same thing since she was out of the gate. Looks like Cremaster Cycle, sounds like Generic Pop Vocalist of the Week. Total disconnect.

  11. Carrie
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    Hello, Mark Kanemura.

    • SKS
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      I know, right? That’s almost enough to overlook the ~statement fashion~. Almost.

    • Tiffany
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      I saw Mark at an LA dance show, and he was soooo beautiful in person. He walked past me, and his cashmere sweater touched my arm. It was incredibly soft. Sigh. Too bad I don’t think he bats for my team.

  12. PinkieBling
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    I *totally* thought she was wearing the motorcycle.

  13. Kalli McQueen
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    I’ve got tickets to see her next week in Houston, I’M SO EXCITED. I don’t really understand 99% of the symbolism she uses (or if there is anything behind it as it is). I’m also excited to see what everyone in the audience is going to be wearing, I know they’ll be just as batsh– crazy or more than she is!

  14. amys
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    Huh. Did US tax dollars pay her to do this?

  15. Chris P
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    Okay, I might be the only member of Fug Nation who’s simultaneously a Little Monster, but I kind of cracked up at the caps-locked INFLATABLE VAGINA.

    Although, Heather, why the shock? I mean, it’s Lady Gaga (or Lady Gag, to most of Fug Nation). I’m just surprised it took her this long.

    Although, did she go straight from egg to uterus without stopping at the Fallopian tubes, let alone the uterus? Not a good look, Stefani, not a good look.

    Hell, what about the ovaries?

  16. PB
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    I am willing to give her a pass on essentially all of it except for the Storm Trooper mashup. I can’t quite put my finger on what makes it so unpleasant to look at, but it really is unpleasant.

    By the way, Heather or Jessica – you said “one part Storm Trooper, one part Pisces.” I think you may have meant Aries. Pisces is a fish. I don’t see any fish parts, but I do see ram parts.

  17. nagrommm
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    OH, I’m so bored of her.

  18. Suzie
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    She does realize that the night wasn’t about her, right?

  19. Rachel
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    crackpot freak ew gross no way you have got to be kidding me please go away nightmare

  20. Carla in Kentucky
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    “As you do.” Ha!!

  21. ccm800
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    She’s become a SNL character of herself. REALLY QUICKLY TOO!

  22. Tracey
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    The inflatable vagina just looks like where you stuff the turkey to me. I guess it goes with the meat theme…

  23. eek
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    i wish she’d dress as a shark so she could jump herself. also am i the only one who thinks she looks like lindsay lohan in a lot of these photos?!?

  24. Jodi
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    The funny thing about Gaga (as if there was only one!) is that I’m not sure what she really looks like. If I passed her on the street I wouldn’t know.

  25. Esme
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    OK, she’s nuts.

  26. Erin
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    I find it hilarious that her people took the time to paint FISHNETS on the wee chicken legs attached to the inflatable vagina. Also, they failed anatomy class, since a vagina doesn’t appear right below the belly button….

    Gaga, you’re not shocking. Just pathetic.

  27. Sajorina
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    “Origami Keytar” For The Win!

  28. Sandra
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    You wouldn’t be able to smell a rotting meat dress over the stench of DESPERATION.

  29. mojo
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    Apparently training wheels only come in grey. Who knew?

  30. Joemama
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    I literally laughed out loud at the meat grinder picture and caption. Ah, Gaga, wonders never cease… * snort*

  31. kkat
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    Is it just me or does that girl in slide 1 (the one getting spanked) look JUST LIKE Mary-Louise Parker?