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Lady Gaga returns to Lollapalooza

Published 09/08/2010 | 11:53

Lady Gaga returned to the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago
Lady Gaga returned to the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago

Lady Gaga has performed at the Lollapalooza music festival - three years after her performance at the Chicago venue was blasted by critics.

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The voice behind Paparazzi and Bad Romance commanded thousands of screaming fans in Chicago to forget anyone who ever said they weren't pretty enough or skinny enough - or that "your Lollapalooza BMI stage show was a trainwreck. You're a superstar. You were born that way!".

The order was met with a roar from the sea of mostly teens and 20-somethings squished in front of the stage, bouncing up and down with their fists in the air.

It was redeeming moment and a far cry from Lady Gaga's first appearance at the festival in 2007, when she sang and played keyboard in a glittery bra and tiny, black bottoms. Recordings of the daytime performance show a distracted crowd and a sparse stage.

Three years later, a towering image of a scantily clad Lady Gaga flashed on a billowing white curtain. The singer started the show in a black jacket with sky-high shoulder pads. Next, she donned a shiny red cape, later dancing around in a transparent dress.

"My name is Lady Gaga. I thank you for coming to my show. I didn't used to be brave. In fact I wasn't very brave at all," she told her fans. "But you have made me brave, little monsters. So now I'm going to brave for you. Tonight, I want you to free yourself."

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