Last night Lady Gaga kicked off her Joanne World Tour in Vancouver, Canada. Gaga's last tour, ArtRave: The Artpop Ball, ended in 2014, meaning that fans have been desperate to see Gaga on the road again. There was a lot of speculation around what the stage would be like, what songs she would sing and what outfits she would wear, because with Gaga you can never predict what she will do. With her previous tours Gaga has always tweeted a stage design so fans will know what to expect from the tour, however this time fans were left in the dark and had to wait until they got into the arena to see what the stage would be like. I honestly didn't know what to expect from the stage design because Gaga's creativity is so unique and unpredictable, but seeing the stage pictures for the first time, I knew this tour was going to be brilliant. There is the normal main stage that actually has parts that can move up and down, two small round stages in the middle of the standing/general admission area, and another stage at the back. I love this design because you're able to feel close to Gaga no matter what you're standing/sat. The fact that the stage moves and the runways come down from the ceiling to connect the main stage to the smaller stages, shows that Gaga is just as much of a creative genius as ever before, and one would argue that her creations are continually improving. You might think that after 10 years there would be nothing left for Gaga to do that is so spectacular and shocking, yet she is always one step ahead and ready to show something new, highlighting how much of a musical legend she is.
Annoyingly I have to wait until October to see Gaga, so all of the information I have been getting has been from the Twitter hashtag #JoanneWorldTour. Judging by what I have read on Twitter, I think this tour could be the best one to date. While Gaga's outfits mainly stick to the Joanne theme, I think many fans were surprised at the darker element to the show. The merchandise had black and white pictures of Gaga with rhino horns, and well as some more Gothic looking images. As I stated above, you can never predict what Gaga might do next, so having this imagery on t-shirts and jumpers isn't that surprising.
So far I haven't read a single negative comment about the show, and I am so so so excited to watch it for myself in October!