Despite the presence of conservative Catholics at the bottom of EDSA near the SM MOA Arena who are protesting against Lady Gaga‘s concert, the music event was well-attended by the pop star’s legion of Filipino fans. Some of them who can’t afford to buy a ticket gathered outside the landmark hoping to catch a peek on their idol.
Contrary to her usual outrageous costumes, Lady Gaga worn various Filipiniana-inspired outfits. She opened the show riding a black stallion.
Before performing her controversial song “Judas,” Gaga uttered a message about togetherness:
“I am not a creature of your government Manila. Tonight is all about togetherness! In our differences we are all the same. People need to be free to be who they are.”
This is the song that gathered the most criticism among Roman Catholic leaders around the world. In the Philippines, Archbishop Ramon Arguelles said “her fans are in danger of falling into the clutches of Satan.”
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