Watch Lady Gaga sing ‘Just Dance’ at Surrey’s Mirage nightclub in 2008 – Peace Arch News
Do you miss concerts and the feeling of meeting sweaty people in a nightclub?
Watch the video of Lady Gaga performing at the former Mirage nightclub in Surrey in the summer of 2008.
On that mid-August Monday night, a relatively unknown Gaga sang “Just Dance” and other synth-pop songs at the Guildford-area bar, now known as The Taphouse, on 102A Avenue.
Video taken of the jostling crowd is posted on the alexandrajose channel on youtube.
Tickets for the show were $25, and Gaga promised to sign autographs that night.
That week, Gaga’s “Just Dance” was the most downloaded song on iTunes, and her debut album, The Fame, was released by the Interscope/Universal label.
“It’s a ‘retro-sexual’ sound which she describes, in masculine terms, as ‘Elton John, Freddy Mercury, Boy George and John Lennon in wigs and fishnets at Studio 54,’ the famous New York nightclub “, Now newspaper reported in a concert-preview story.
The gig at the Mirage was her “only appearance in Metro Vancouver on this tour, according to her Myspace webpage,” the Now reported.
“GaGa, 22, is known for her racy live shows, which have been described as a shock art form.”
Born Stefani Germanotta, Gaga is now an international star who can brag 84 million followers on Twitter.
In Surrey almost 14 years ago, she was just another rising singer.