October 26 2010
Lady Gaga played Dublin’s O2 on Tuesday night to a full house.
Dance in the Dark
Glitter and Grease
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
Boys Boys Boys
You and I
So Happy I Could Die
This review noted "Bringing her Monster's Ball tour back to Dublin, she teeters around in a skimpy nun outfit, simulates a sex act with a bald German named Michael (both spattered in fake blood), and plays heavy rock guitar dressed as an S&M Dalek.
Such shock and awe exhibitionism might reek of desperation if Gaga didn't have the songs to back up her pretensions.
However, over a debut album and a follow-up EP, she has demonstrated uncanny gifts as a pop writer: the lyrics to 'Bad Romance' may read like Emily Dickinson by way of Marilyn Manson, yet it's got one of those choruses that demands to be blared at maximum volume when you're popping out to the supermarket with the kids."