Lady Gaga Talks About Her Wild, Violent Nights At Roseland Ballroom
By Shannon Carlin
Lady Gaga has been given the honor of closing out the famed New York City venue, Roseland Ballroom with a 7-night residency that kicks off on March 28, which also just so happens to be her 28th birthday.
While Mother Monster hopes to make the soon to be extinct venue’s final run a memorable one, in an interview with New York’s 92.3 NOW (a Radio.com station) she revealed one of her fondest memories of the concert hall. One that includes a mosh pit, a broken nose and a fake ID.
“Well, I actually went to see Franz Ferdinand at Roseland when I was just getting out of high school. And I broke my nose at the show because I got thrown into a mosh pit,” she explained. “And then I went to a bar with my girlfriends and I used my fake Delaware ID to get in and I was using a Bud Light to nurse my freshly broken nose. I had to lie to my mom and tell her that I walked into a door or something, but she knew what had occurred.”
As a native New Yorker, Gaga is excited to close out the venue, mentioning that in her early days she would have never been able to sell out Roseland. Now all seven nights are sold out.
The show, she explained, will be very nostalgic. “It’s really a blend of the Monster Ball and the Born This Way Ball and the ARTPOP Ball, actually with a little bit of the Fame Ball, which was my very first baby tour,” she said.
But Gaga says these farewell concerts will be all about honoring the city that she loves.
“I grew up here my whole life,” she said. “So I think I know how to throw a New York party.”
Watch 92.3 NOW’s entire interview with Gaga here.