After Perez Hilton, I may be Lady Gaga's earliest/most loyal fan. I fell in love with her music and her image after seeing her "Just Dance" video for the first time on Hilton's site last summer. This was way before the song was ever played on the radio (followed by three other hits), before she wore the infamous Kermit dress and before the is she or isn't she a she controversy.
So, I was overjoyed upon hearing that she was performing at the 2009 VMAs.
While I thought her singing and performance of "Paparazzi" were great, her decision to smear blood over her body and fake hang herself at the end was a little too over the top for me. As were her outfits! Seriously, the feather neck brace, the red lace dress-mask in one and the eskimo face hood were just ridiculous! Of course, she plans to be over the top and outrageous, but she probably should have toned it down a bit.
What did you think of Gaga last night? If you missed her performance, you can check it out below as well as the red dress-mask she wore to accept her Best New Artist award.