If you think your 2019 is off to a good start, it probably doesn’t hold a candle to how Lady Gaga’s is going. The pop star said goodbye to 2018 just as her Las Vegas residency, Enigma, began at the Park Theater. Despite sky high ticket prices, the residency kicked off to a packed crowd and mostly good reviews. Lady Gaga channeled the days of her early career, delivering a top-notch production and avant garde visual elements. There was even a robot, as captured by many on social media.
This ad for Enigma teases that the show is more than just a concert—it’s an experience. The ad was released via Lady Gaga’s social media pages in the days prior to the first show. It shows an anime version of the pop star dressed in a chrome suit, flying through space at a high speed. The character is reminiscent of Hatsune Miku, a holographic Japanese pop star that does live concerts and appearances. The overall aesthetic is reminiscent of Gaga’s ARTPOP era, which celebrated a colorful, kawaii version of Lady Gaga’s iconic career.
A Star Is Born Hits Awards Season
In between Enigma showings, Lady Gaga still found time to attend the Golden Globe Awards last night in Los Angeles. The pop star was in attendance on behalf of A Star Is Born, the massive film that Gaga starred in alongside Bradley Cooper last fall. The film received mostly positive reviews throughout its time in theaters. Critical praise for both Gaga and Coopers performances have earned them a spot on most awards season prediction lists. However, we’ll see how well the film actually stacks up as we head into Oscar and Grammy season.
The first stop on the awards season circuit was the Golden Globe Awards last night. Lady Gaga showed up to the red carpet in a pastel lavender Valentino gown with matching hair. A Star is Born only ended up winning one award throughout the night. This shocked many on social media, but critics were not surprised as the film had some tough competition. Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson picked up an award for “Shallow,” the main featured song from the film. The films star accepted the award on behalf of the film and thanked everyone, from co-writers Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando to Bradley Cooper.
There could be 100 people in the room, but if even just one believes in you it could mean you end up taking the weekend off from your sold-out Vegas residency to accept a Golden Globe. Gaga has had a lucrative career since her rocky beginnings in the early 2000’s and shows that she will continue that streak as we head further into 2019. Tickets to Enigma, if you can afford them, can be found here. The show runs through November 2019 at the Park Theater in Las Vegas.
Julia Sachs is a staff writer at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.