I saw Lady Gaga on tour last year, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. My idols include Morrissey and Alanis so electro pop was never a really big deal for me, but the Monster Ball changed all that. Gaga puts on more than a show, she puts on a theatrical production, a community and a place for people to go if they feel lost, excluded or feel like freaks. Her vocals are on form from start to finish, and her dancing and stage presence are matched only by her acoustic renditions of her own songs and covers of great classics. Gaga introduced me to what pop culture really means, and I like it a lot.
Gaga secured her place as one of my idols after I saw her perform.