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All about Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl show

First issues first: is Girl Gaga OK? She was final seen dropping the mic, grabbing a flying soccer and seemingly leaping right into a deep pit.
That every one got here on the finish of 13 minutes of frantic motion that began on the roof of a stadium in Houston, noticed her plummet all the way down to floor degree earlier than apparently operating just a few kilometres. All whereas singing, and becoming in a single costume change. Not dangerous.
The consensus was that Girl Gaga nailed it – it being the half-time present of the Tremendous Bowl, the massive date in any American soccer fan’s diary.
In doing so, she adopted such names because the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Beyonce (extra on her later.)
However there was one large query earlier than the sport: how political would her present be? So, naturally, our first query is:
How political was her present?
Prior to now, Girl Gaga has not been shy in addressing the questions that matter most to her, most notably LGBTQ points.
The present befell barely two weeks for the reason that inauguration of Donald Trump, who’s reported to have been getting ready an government order rolling again LGBTQ rights.
And provided that her present got here a 12 months after Beyonce’s blistering, politically-charged half-time present, all of the expectations have been that Gaga’s present could be a platform for some form of pointed message.Lady-Gaga-2
So in the long run, it was maybe a little bit of a shock that there was not a extra express message delivered.
It was what she had promised, to be truthful.
“The one statements that I will be making in the course of the half-time present are those that I have been persistently making all through my profession,” she had mentioned. And so it proved.
There have been no dancers dressed as Black Panthers, a la Beyonce.
However we did get a quick introduction incorporating the lyrics of Woody Guthrie “This land is your land/This land is my land” and the Pledge of Allegiance “One nation beneath God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
To these searching for a political assertion from Girl Gaga, it did the job. And it’ll have appeared purely as a patriotic message to everybody else. So win-win.
However one second did stand out for these watching – one of many six songs she delivered was a message to all those that really feel excluded, Born This Approach.
“Regardless of homosexual, straight or bi/Lesbian, transgendered life/I am heading in the right direction child/I used to be born to outlive.”
(It might not have been a coincidence that this track was chosen, given the presence within the stadium of Vice-President Mike Pence, a bete noire of the LGBTQ motion).
So, did Woman Gaga carry out a Satanic ritual?
Apparently not.
Within the build-up to the Tremendous Bowl, this was a respectable concern of the right-wing organisation Infowars.
There have been no instant reviews by Houston Police of Satanic exercise on Sunday evening.
What concerning the adverts?
Properly, that is one place the place there was an unmistakable message, on a weekend wherein a ban on new arrivals to the US from seven Muslim-majority nations was blocked by a choose.
That message was: “We’re all one nation collectively, and we respect the place folks come from and the journey they took to get right here.”
This was most blatant within the advert by Airbnb exhibiting folks of various colors underneath the hashtag #weaccept – an advert apparently produced in only some days final week.
“We imagine regardless of who you might be, the place you are from, who you like or who you worship, all of us belong,” the advert stated. “The world is extra stunning the extra you settle for.”
The corporate, which has been attacked prior to now for not being inclusive sufficient, went on to announce a programme to help refugees.
It was apparent too, within the advert for a lumber firm exhibiting the journey made by a household from Central America to the States (an extended model posted on-line reveals them arriving at an enormous wall, solely to seek out somebody had constructed a door into it).
And it was apparent too within the advert by a number one beer firm displaying the (little doubt fictionalised) wrestle its founder had in shifting to the US.
All stories in Florida, the place Mr Trump was on a quick journey, point out he didn’t watch the entire match. He didn’t tweet his opinion of Girl Gaga’s present.
So who won?bowl
What happened on the field was equally dramatic. The team in white from Boston made an astonishing recovery, coming back from 28-3 down in the third quarter to beat the team in red from Atlanta in the first overtime in Super Bowl history. Final score: 34-28.

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