In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
Taking to the stage at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse, the US singer did not disappoint
Although an hour and a half late to her Middle East debut show (who can blame her with all the crazy costume changes coming our way), Lady Gaga walked out with a bang. A shrieking crowd of little monsters filled the arena, with an almost palatable sense of anticipation and excitement. Mother Monster wore the tiniest onesie and oodles of hair as she shouted out "Marhaba Dubai - my name is Lady Gaga". From the moment she got on that stage till the last second of concert madness, the applause never stopped. “They used to tell me I was crazy, I would never come to the Middle East. They were wrong, they were the judgmental ones," she said. Gaga belted out "G.U.Y", "Just Dance", "Poker Face" and "Bad Romance", with radical outfit changes accented with neon lights. It was very clear that Gaga wanted to show her excitement about being in Dubai to her legions of fans. Struggling to speak in Arabic and explaining how much she wanted to come and begged everyone for the opportunity to perform in the region. She reiterated her pledge to respect the culture of Middle East and edited her show. As her broken Arabic echoed through the speakers, she apologised and giggled only to receive yet another roar from the adoring crowd. Her costumes where slightly on the risqué side, but still, for Gaga it is a true show of restrain. "We are all different but I see you, I will not ignore you, I will not pretend like you don't exist," she shouted through the microphone. Dubai Monsters had the party of a lifetime, expressing their unique take on Gaga’s whimsical style. The show lasted for a little under two hours, as Gaga wore her famous platinum floor length wig and took a graceful bow. “Shukran... I love you," she said.