Lady Gaga makes surprise appearance at Club Quarantine ‘fundrager’
Something truly monstrous just happened…
June 25, 2020 6:11 p.m. EST
June 29, 2020 12:01 a.m. EST
Little Monsters, please welcome to the stage... Lady Gaga herself (or should we say, Mother Monster?). At the (digital) Club Quarantine bash hosted by Paper Magazine Wednesday, Lady Gaga sent fans into a frenzy when she showed up to the livestream for a surprise performance. Because yes, dreams really do come true… even in quarantine. Ever the queen of epic performances, Gaga made sure to don an incredible, bedazzled ensemble as she stepped onto the stage wearing a matching, studded face mask designed by Michelangelo. She dedicated her performance to Marsha P. Johnson, one of the original Stonewall Riots pioneers, before turning her attention to her fans to offer a heartfelt message. "Hi everybody. I just want to thank you so much for coming. I love you, I love you so much! Thank you, Marsha P. Johnson, for being such an inspiration to so many people." She went on to thank the audience, "Thank you so much for being here tonight. You guys are having so much fun together in the spirit of something so kind and beautiful. I f*cking love you. Please take care of each other tonight." Later in the show, Gaga returned to the stage in a stunning pink outfit designed by BCALLA (that perfectly complimented her pink wig) while playing remixes of her back catalogue. At the end of her appearance, she teased that she was ‘returning to the world of Chromatica’ and, once again, graciously thanked everyone involved. [video_embed id='1983705']Ricky Martin is putting Pride first[/video_embed] The Chromatica “Fundrager”, hosted by Zach Campbell and Brendan Jordan on Zoom, was aimed at raising funds for the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, an organization that protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people. The institute is one of many organizations that Gaga has been especially vocal about over her social media platforms in recent weeks, in light of the Black Lives Matter protests. Oh, and Gaga wasn’t alone. The singer was joined by an impressive roster of performers, including Purple Disco Machine, Ralphi Rosario, Doss, Dee Diggs, Anz Juku and Toronto’s very own drag star, The Ugly One.
While promoting the event, Paper Magazine urged followers that they did not want to miss this — and let’s just say, they were right. The event also provided a much-needed dose of Gaga, who chose to delay the Chromatica listening party in May, encouraging fans to ‘raise their voice’ instead.
As much as I want to listen to Chromatica together as a global group of kindness punks right now, our kindness is needed for the world today. I’m going to postpone our listening session right now and encourage you all to take this time to register to vote and raise your voice.
This may have been our first “Fundrager” but we’re pretty certain this one won’t soon be forgotten.[video_embed id='1984139']Kristen Bell, Jenny Slate step away from biracial TV voice roles[/video_embed]