Somehow I find Lady Gaga easier to take watching this morning’s hour long keynote interview at SXSW by John Norris than I’ve found her in any other instance from 2013 until now. (And when I say ‘keynote’ I mean it loosely, as it used to be that SXSW keynotes were more about the state of the industry than about the artist personally…which this attempts to do, but…it’s really more about Gaga). Yes her Artpop album is dismal, yes her performance at SXSW wasn’t quite as artful and terrific as she seems to think that it was (it was actually awful), yes her mind wanders and are we seriously talking about Doritos??? But, then when I listen to her I think “ok, she’s not sooooo bad in person.” Maybe I’m actually the one that’s detached from reality.
In more flawless news, tickets came and tickets went for the WaMu Theater’s upcoming Lana Del Rey performance. In fact the entire North American tour is sold out, except Montreal (which goes on sale tomorrow). The cavernous WaMu Theater holds 3,500 to 7,200 depending on the configuration – in this case I’m sure it’s going to be stuffed to capacity or more – so a sell out in just over 24 hours speaks volumes.
Lana is coming. Look busy.