Not even a canceled concert stopped Lady Gaga fans to express their obsession for the singer.
Claws in Gaga fashion remained held up high among for Indonesian fans who flattered Lady Gaga (real name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) with a flash mob performance, following the cancelation of her June 3 show in Jakarta.
On June 4 via her official Twitter account (@ladygaga), the "Born This Way" hitmaker updated her more than 25 million followers: "This made me cry so hard. This happened in Indonesia yesterday. I love you so much. You are the best fans in the world. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWqe6EozGro&feature=youtu.be&a"
The 10 minutes-37 seconds video titled "OFFICIAL INDONESIAN LITTLE MONSTERS FLASH MOB VIDEO" was published on YouTube, June 2 by user projectlilmonid. Its description read: "The First and Official video from Indonesian little monster flash mob at EX Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta."
Ninety-one "Little Monsters" (as Lady Gaga fans call themselves) participated in the flash mob featuring their "Mother Monster’s" songs: "Scheisse," "Just Dance," "Telephone," "Bad Romance," "Judas," "Born This Way" and "The Queen."
The end credits showed the support of her Indonesian fans, who said, "Tons of rejection and hatred are everywhere. but still.. we will always got your back. We respect your decision due to BTW Ball cancellation and it DOESN’T change how much we love you."
"WE LOVE YOU, MOTHER MONSTER
"Till the end.. With love, INDONESIAN LITTLE MONSTERS"
Lady Gaga has not been given permit to perform her "Born This Way Ball Tour" in Jakarta due to security concerns. Reports revealed that several Islamic groups have aired strong objection to the American singer-songwriter’s "vulgar" style and even regarded her as "dangerous" and "evil."
It was during the Philippine leg of her BTW Ball Tour that Lady Gaga learned of the cancellation of her Indonesia stop.
"I get very frustrated when I hear things like… today, it’s like, all over the news, that if I go to Jakarta, I’m gonna get shot or some f**king sh*t… To be worried about getting shot in any country around the world because of who you are, in itself is a f**king travesty. And it’s exactly the kind of things that we need to do something about… It’s not f**king okay to be violent. And violence takes many forms. So tonight, let’s not hide behind any of the controversy. Let’s just think about it and release it…
"And it’s not that I don’t respect their culture, or yours. I respect you with everything that I have, I really do… Even the things that I might sing about that you don’t agree with, I totally respect that, because everybody’s allowed to have their own opinion. But I cannot respect homophobia. I cannot respect hatred and intolerance for the gay community…" said Lady Gaga on May 22, the second night of her two-day series at the Mall of Asia Arena.
"There’s nothing Holy about hatred," Lady Gaga posted on Twitter, May 27.
She explained of the cancellation, "We had to cancel the concert in Indonesia. I’m so very sorry to the fans & just as devastated as you if not more.
"You are everything to me. I will try to put together something special for you. My love for Indonesia has only grown. #GagaSendsLoveToJakarta and all its people."
The BTW Ball Tour’s in Jakarta could have been the biggest stop of the Asian tour. Refunded tickets reportedly reached 52,000 – higher than that of Seoul, Korea (51,684 tickets sold), which is by far, the highest in BTW Ball Tour’s box-office score data.
After performing in Manila, Lady Gaga headed to Thailand (May 25), then Singapore (May 28, 29, 31). She is currently in New Zealand from June 7-10. BTW Ball Tour ends in Spain in October.
By JECELYN V. MACAHINDOG