Lady Gaga has been MIA for a while. Have you missed her? I haven’t. There was too much Gaga there for a while. It was Gaga over-saturation, and with each successive interview, I just felt like she was getting more and more out of touch. Sometimes going away for a while and then coming back healthier and more sober is the best career move you can make. Technically, I guess, Gaga “went away” because she needed hip surgery and she needed time to heal after she canceled her Born This Way Ball tour.
But this this past week was such a good week for the LBGT community, so Gaga “came out of hiding” for the New York City Pride Parade on Friday. You’ll be pleased to note that she didn’t wear any prosthetic cheekbones, nor did she wander around in a witch’s hat and granny panties. She actually looked really healthy, healthier than she’s looked in more than a year. Oh, I spoke too soon – she was wandering around the event wearing some kind of visor (?) in front of her eyes. Ugh.
During her little speech to the LBGT crowd, Gaga said: “It’s my LGTB friends and fans who always said to me, I knew Lady Gaga when. Well, look who the star is now. Now I get to say that I knew you when.” Then she sang a version of the “Star Spangled Banner” – she changed some of the lyrics to make it more gay-friendly, I guess. Her voice sounds really good! Like, I could see her getting an invitation to sing the real anthem before a Yankees game.
Photos courtesy of Terry Richardson/Terry’s Diary.