Wed, 30 Nov 2022 Today's Paper

“Born This Way”

3 July 2011 08:40 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A



U.S. singer Lady Gaga watches children from the traditional Taiwan aborigine Taiya tribe dance during a welcoming ceremony inside the Taichung City Hall building, central Taiwan July 3, 2011. Lady Gaga will be in Taiwan from July 1-5 to promote her latest album “Born This Way”. REUTERS





REUTERS




Taiwan city declares 'Lady Gaga Day'



A city in Taiwan declared Sunday "Lady Gaga Day" as the pop diva's first visit to the island sparked a frenzy among dedicated fans and local media.

Lady Gaga, sporting a black and white wig, red trousers and a red dress with leopard-print sleeves, was given a key to Taichung city by the mayor at a ceremony attended by hundreds of enthusiastic supporters.

"On behalf of Taichung, I now declare today 'Lady Gaga Day'...which also belongs to all of her fans," mayor Jason Hu said.

Earlier in the day, hundreds of her fans -- known as "Little Monsters" -- defied summer heat to parade on the street dressed in costumes and wigs.

One man wore a raw pig's head, the TVBS cable news network reported, in apparent homage to an outfit made of raw meat that Lady Gaga wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

"My father is a butcher. I try to link Lady Gaga's creativity with my family's business," he said.

Another fan won a prize from the event's sponsors for his costume consisting of a white mask and a cloth festooned with paper money, which is burned by local people to soothe the spirits of dead loved ones.

"Death is not the end of life," he said. "Lady Gaga has set a very good example for people encouraging us to pursue our dreams, whatever they may be. I'm so glad that I will be able to see her tonight."

The 25-year-old singer, ranked this year's most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine, is among the most popular international entertainers in Taiwan and her visit made the front pages of major newspapers.

Sunday night's performance, which will be attended by 4,000 fans, is part of a five-day tour promotional tour of Taiwan for her new album "Born This Way".

Lady Gaga told the crowd she would return to the island next year for a concert with tickets on general sale. AFP


Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

POLICE ON TRIAL: Exercising Authority without Accountability

Although armed with the power of the State and empowered to use force against

Downfall and death of LTTE’s Mahathaya

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ceased to exist as a functioning

Rishi Sunak; why SL did not have a Tamil or Muslim as President?

Britain now has a British Asian, Hindu Prime Minister, though Rishi Sunak is

How and why MGR launched ADMK 50 years ago

17 October 1972 was a Tuesday. Fifty years ago on that auspicious day, a new