Some came with blue, red and purple hair, armed with oversized telephones and some even came with dresses made up of poker cards. One particular fan came with a costume made out of several Kermit The Frog.
A Halloween party? Well, almost.
More than 150 fans queued up in the hot afternoon sun at SingTel Comcentre Fountain Courtyard on July 4 for a chance to be one of the lucky 100 to score a ticket to the exclusive Lady Gaga showcase presented by SingTel Amped on July 7.
To win a ticket to the showcase, fans have to ‘Gaga-fy’ themselves in Lady Gaga-inspired costumes, and then sing and/or dance along to a selection of the pop queen's latest hits. The event was a colourful celebration of Lady Gaga’s larger-than-life personality and creativity. Many outlandish outfits were on display to go along with the high-energy dance moves and powerful vocals.
“I am really surprised at some of the effort put in by fans. Lady Gaga is all about creative self-expression and attitude, and from seeing the quality contestants today, I think that Singapore is indeed a creative city,” says Lush 99.5 FM and 987FM’s Georgina Chang who was one of the judges.
One die-hard male fan, Zack, clad in leather, even donned a pink wig and mask. The student who was all dressed up like one of Gaga’s Little Monsters came without the knowledge of his girlfriend, hoping to score tickets to the showcase. "I hope that my girlfriend doesn't see me like this," he quips on stage.
Another contestant, Kiki, was among the youngest fan spotted on stage. The 9-year-old performed a spirited dance routine, much to the delight of the judges and audience.
President of Universal Music Group International South East Asia, Sandy Monteiro, another judge of the event, was busy snapping away pictures of the fans as they take center stage. He says that he will show Lady Gaga those images of the fans when she lands in Singapore.
To recognise their enthusiasm and efforts, SingTel gave away a pair showcase tickets to all performers, much to the delight of everyone present.
Yeo Jong Han, 15, Commonwealth Secondary School, said between shrieks of delight: “Winning the chance to watch Lady Gaga, who is the most powerful artiste in the world, means so much to me. It’s not every year that she comes to perform in Singapore”. Yeo was in the first person in the queue together with his friends at 7am.