But. And I hate that there’s a but. But
Something is massively off with the staging off this show. We were General Admission to the right of the B Stage, about 4 or 5 people back from the gate. We arrived in the queue at about 2 in the afternoon. Now, I’m a tall-ish 6 foot* tall guy. Never in my life - literally never - have I not been able to see the person on stage. But I am sorry to say that I did not see the person on stage. Or the dancers. The stage is so fucking low. I don’t know what’s happened? An absolutely massive flaw in the design has occurred. Like, I was one of the tallest around me, and if even I didn’t see her, no one else stood a chance. I’ve stood in General Admission for Stadium Gigs before and the issue has always previously been that they’re just really small, not that we can’t see them at all. Literally not a jot. It’s fine because there’s plenty of screens and it’s about the music and the atmos etc. I wish I could say it didn’t detract from the experience a bit, but it kinda did. Everyone around us was talking about it, and the general mood was slightly disgruntled. There were people around us who had queued since 7 in the morning who were really kinda pissed off.
Then she arrived on the B Stage which we were literally right next to, and we were like finally this is our chance to have our moment with her - but that fucking tree trunk piano blocked our entire view of her! It was almost comical! It was like that fucking Mike Wazowski gag from Monster’s Inc! Her face was literally constantly blocked. She was ten feet away from us and we could not see her one fucking jot because there was a fucking log in the way.
I literally have to laugh. I’m sure there were people on our side who could see her face through those damn branches, but I know there are plenty who couldn’t. And if you were on the other side, I guess you could only see her from the back! Just use a normal piano, and maybe have it rotate or something so that everyone can see her from all angles. It was honestly just funny. We were just like guess we aren’t meant to actually see her at all tonight then.
But yeah. It did kinda put a slight dampener on the night, but at the end of the day we were at a massive fucking Lady Gaga gig in a stadium so we still had the time of our lives. And we did see her closely on the B Stage when she was stood up during the uptempos, so it was all good. Considering there was a period where it looked like a Gaga gig may never happen again, I consider myself super lucky to have seen her last night, and we all had a really fucking great time.
Oh and Tottenham is fucking hell on Earth to get back from. I really hope this does not become the norm for concerts because Tottenham does not possess the vernacular that she thinks she possesses. She wants a seat at the table with our best girlies Wembley and Olympic but I hope she never gets it.