HOUSTON, Texas – They opened the roof in Houston and Lady Gaga was standing on it, singing a medley of “God Bless America” and “This Land is Your Land.” Above her…drones lit up the sky in the shape of an American flag. She quoted the Pledge of Allegiance.
And then, she flew into the stadium singing her hit “Poker Face.” And for good measure, did some trapeze work at the same time.
Gaga followed with “Born This Way” before heading into “Telephone,” “Just Dance,” and then launched into her new release “Million Reasons.” She followed that with “Bad Romance” as fans surrounded the stage with glow lights.
It was during “Born This Way” that she offered a message of acceptance by choosing to sing lyrics from a verse towards the end of the song: “No matter gay, straight, or bi, Lesbian, transgendered life/I’m on the right track baby/I was born to survive.”
Gaga has long been outspoken on the issue of LGBTQ rights.
Fireworks lit up the sky and Gaga finished with a mic drop and the shout of “Super Bowl 51!”
Oh, and Gaga also managed to get a shout out in to her biggest fans, her parents, at the tail end of the show.
What a show. Now back to that football game.