SXSW is one of the more tolerable “popular” musical festivals around, taking place every year in Austin, Texas (although there is a much better classical African gourd music festival in the neighboring city of Pflugerville. Of course, you’ve probably never heard of it. Regardless, one of the central acts to the festival was “edgy” “musician” Lady Gaga, whose idea of being groundbreaking is wearing costumes made out of materials she picked out of her refrigerator with her eyes closed. Please.
Obviously, she’s run out of her ideas because what she performed during her set has sent the internet ablaze (a term that I find so cliche, however, since the amount of myself that cares about Gaga is set to a solid zero, I’ll use it.) On stage she brought on an “artist” Millie Brown, who specializes in a special kind of painting, vomit painting.
Gaga, wearing a white outfit, had Millie vomit green colored milk all over Gaga’s outfit as she sang, and, obviously, caused an uproar. I myself do vomit from time to time, but, one, I always have my vomit mug handy and, two, I don’t support this forced “artistic” sense of expression that Gaga sees herself being a harbinger of. No. Gaga’s antics, ever so evident with this last display of bored artistry, are becoming tiresome for the same mainstream that were so quick to initiate her as the next great musician. I’m over this charade.
What do you all think about Lady Gaga’s SXSW performance? Did the vomiting take it too far? Let me know in the comments below.