Lady Gaga invited 52,000 Little Monsters to Dodger Stadium on Saturday night (September 11) for her long-awaited and long-distance tour Chromatica Ball tour, and if you weren’t one of the tens of thousands in the ballpark, you might still be able to see the magic unfold in the future.
“52,000 people. Sold out. 30 cameras pointed at you and a roof,” Gaga tweeted after Saturday’s show, sharing a fan video of fireworks exploding over Dodger Stadium to end her 2020 performance Billboard Hot 100 None. 1 Chromatica single “Rain On Me” (sans duet partner Ariana Grande). Onto InstagramGaga captioned a photo of herself in costume, “30 cameras pointed at you and you get a tag.”
Gaga was clearly ready for her close-up at the bombastic show, in addition to the robust camera crew capturing concerther every move was also captured by the massive video screens on either side of her geological Chromatica Ball stage, helping even fans in the back row of the upper deck catch every stoned facial expression, machine-like dance move and ornate costume.
The pop superstar got physically and emotionally closer to the crowd when she took to a Paleolithic-inspired piano on a circular stage in the middle of the track at the end of Act III to launch an acoustic, belted version of her 2011 Hot 100 No. 1 “Born This Way” before moving into the dance mix we know and love. She also stripped things down for two songs from her critically acclaimed 2018 tour A star is born: Hot 100 No. 1 duet “Shallow” (without co-star/director Bradley Cooper) and “Always Remember Us This Way” created to sing live.
Before singing the solo film song, Gaga took a moment to thank the audience for their patience in waiting for a stadium tour around an album that was released more than two years ago.
“We were supposed to do this show a long time ago and we had to cancel, so thanks for coming,” she said from her piano. “Tonight we don’t have to be home alone. Tonight we don’t have to be so far apart. But I think of all the nights we wanted to kiss and touch and love each other and we couldn’t. Some people want like to forget. I don’t think we should forget; I think we should remember all the bravery and all the kindness and all the courage. When I look around this stadium, at 52,000 people, I see a lot of courage and I will always remember us in this way.”
It looks like her fans will be able to do just that when they see what the 30 cameras caught sometime in the future. (Billboard contacted Gaga’s reps for more information on what the concert was filmed for.)
Chromatica Ball has two more U.S. stadium dates before wrapping up: Tuesday in Houston and Saturday in Miami.