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As some of you might already know, I love Lady Gaga. She's been my role model since I was 14 years old. September 30th was the third time I was gonna see her live. It was in Stockholm, Sweden this time. My big plan for the night was to throw a pig plushie that I named Little Miss Swine on stage.
The thing is that two years ago, when she last came to Stockholm, Gaga had two shows planned. One on Thursday that I had tickets to and one on Friday that a friend of mine had tickets to. See, my friend and I had planned to go together but the Thursday show was sold out so she got the Friday ticket. What happened is that she and her friends had thrown a gift on stage, Gaga had picked it up, read their note and brought them backstage. I got upset and sad alright, because I was supposed to go with them.
Now, this year I was prepared. I had looked up that at the end of her song Aura, right before Sexxx Dreams, fans were to throw their plushies and gifts with letters onstage, and she'll read one of them. I had my Miss Swine (that wore a pink wig and false eyelashes), and I had written my note. I had told my two friends exactly were we had to stand at the concert, and when to throw our plushies.
When the time had come, and I had made my way to first row, Gaga sat down and everyone started throwing their gifts. I was ready. I threw my pig (which was kind of big). However, the stage was high and I hit the edge so it bounced back. I screamed at the security guard in front of me and he gave me my pig. I tried again... and I hit the very same spot. I didn't get my pig back and I couldn't even look who's gift she picked up. Then, I heard familiar screams. I looked back to Gaga and she held my friend's tiny frog plushie. What are the chances?! I didn't see my friends because they'd gotten pulled back somewhere. I left my spot in and instant and found them. Lady Gaga read his note, and then looked through the crowd to find us. She asked him if he wanted to come backstage after the show and then she asked if he had any friends with him that wanted to come too. Well, after that you might expect what happened!
We were met after the show by one of Gaga's own security guards. After a long time of waiting, we got guided to a room with VIP M&G guests who had payed lots and lots of money to meet Gaga. We were called "the lucky three".
And then it happened. Gaga entered the room and I started crying in an instant (I had also cried half the show so my makeup was all smudged. She's had such an impact on my teenage life, and Gaga and her music has always made me so happy.
There was an Q&A time for 30-40 minutes. It was all kind of sad because half of the people had depressing statements and questions (I actually did too because of how I've been feeling the past one and a half year.). I mean, it was nice, but maybe we got a bit too emotional. She also answered some other questions of course and she also sang Bang Bang (My baby shot me down) a capella for us!
After the Q&A, we were lead back out of the room, to then go back inside one by one to take pictures with her. It was a quick in & out thing with just one hug and without speaking to her. It was the manager/security guard's order, but I get it, she was really tired and she said so herself. However, when I came up to Gaga, she instantly gave me such an eye contact and told me such kind things and great advice for me (because of the thing/question I said). She was so true to her words, and she's so down to earth and kind. I'm so happy I got to meet her after all. It feels like I was worth it, and that it was meant to happen after all.
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