3:25 pm - 01/15/2013

First US Lady GaGa BTWB - GUN FREE & Born Brave Bus premiere

While initial controversy over the gun bra donned by the popstar in Vancouver was brewing, Lady GaGa performed the first night of the United States section of her tour in a COMPLETELY GUN-FREE show in Tacoma, Washington on 1/14/13 

For the last 8 months, she had performed her show with some gun imagery, though not as explicitly as to portray any major acts of violence. The updated show replaces guns in one part of the show with pipes, as well as another section removing guns altogether from the stage and her OUTFITS.


Lady Gaga made sure that the first U.S. date of her "Born This Way Ball" was a special one, as she unveiled her Born Brave Bus before Monday night's (January 14) show in Tacoma, Washington.

Gaga (and her mother, Cynthia!!!) personally attended a pre-concert tailgate to christen the bus, which was covered in artwork by her Little Monsters, and is part of her Born This Way Foundation's larger campaign to build a sense of community and promote self-acceptance among her fans, including providing them with access to mental health services, school psychologists, volunteer opportunities and bullying and suicide prevention resources.

"For those wondering about the 'counseling' at the BTWBall BornBrave pre-show, it will be a fun tailgaiting experience for Monsters to unite," Gaga wrote on Twitter when she first announced plans for the bus late last year. "At the BornBrave Bus, you have access to professional private or group chats about mental health, bullying, school and friends."

Gaga's pals Lady Starlight and DJ White Shadow provided music for the kick-off, and the Born Brave Bus will be open to the general public on the day of each "Born This Way Ball" concert from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. local time. Fans can also pre-register for the Born Brave Bus experience through the Born This Way Foundation's official site.

The Foundation has partnered with community organizations like Campus Pride, GLSEN, the National Association of School Psychologists and Youth Service America. Viacom is serving as the Foundation's lead media partner as part of the campaign.

It was rly cool to see her and her precious mom walking around, getting all excited about the buses and everyone.  
zoom_z00m 15th-Jan-2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
who's going to the TD garden in Boston?? besides this girl!!

I actually got GA I'm dying with excitement omgomgomgmgomg
jinnycalderone 18th-Jan-2013 07:54 pm (UTC)

meet up w/me imo. i have a ga ticket too.

Edited at 2013-01-18 07:55 pm (UTC)
zoom_z00m 18th-Jan-2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
omfg jinny no wayy!!!!! omg yas!! we totally should

I feel like this concert is going to ~change~ me like some sort of art pop baptism lmao
jinnycalderone 18th-Jan-2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
ughhhh, ikr. meee too. im getting a new cellphone next month. i'll give you my # to text me. we should meetup there. im meeting up ppl from lj next month in ny too. this is soo cool. im going alone to see her in boston. i need to know ppl there. i wanna wait @like 8am sharp. how about you?? im sf nervous. im dressing up too. i wanna wear smth similar to this. will you dress up too? i wanna try & meet her again, only backstage!! we should try it together.

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Edited at 2013-01-18 08:13 pm (UTC)
zoom_z00m 18th-Jan-2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
OMG no ofc you didn't scare me away jinny you know I adore you!!! AND OMG that would look so FABULOUS omg!!
alright I'll message you my # so text me anytime!! and yass! I'm a total nut and so is my cousin we're going to be there super early! I'm trying to convince them to bring a mini tent lmao!! we are so super on the same page! I would die a million times if I went backstage I cannot even set my hopes that high I'm so happy just to be in the pit!! but I would DIE! we're gonna get it done ;)

and DUDE I think I'm gonna go with gaga's teal wig x factor look but like it's kinda dated so idk??? nothing's final yet with me lmao Plus idk if I want to wear a wig in a pit but idk idk!!

omg sorry if I come off as a super fan freak lmao
jinnycalderone 18th-Jan-2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
lmao. good, im glad we're like on the same w/this. im sf excited. im wearing 2 dated costumes too. it wont matter. trust me. a gaga costume is a gaga costume, no matter the time period it was worn. my 2 other costume ideas that im wearing in ny are the hello kitty dress w/rainbow pigtails, of which i wore to her concert in 2011, and the japanese panda look. i loved the xfactor performance, so that should be cool. plus teal hair, you cant go wrong!!

did you happen to see the new rules for waiting in line?? its important to read this. i hope they stick to the rules in boston & ny, cuz ppl were saying on lm that they were being broken in tacoma. im really worried, cuz its gonna be cold here.

so, if you dont mind me asking, do you live in MA? i do. a tent sounds kinda cool lol. im bringing a foldable chair & my hello kitty snuggie, as well as being bundled up ofc.

gosh, i have sm riding on these concerts. youve got the right idea. i need to not worry & just have fun. if i dont meet her, i guess that would be ok, but id have tbh in saying id be a little disappointed. im sure there will others ways tho, like her hotel or even the artpop album signing. she should be doing it in ny again. i cant see her doing it anywhere else. ny is her home!!

oop, now im rambling.
zoom_z00m 19th-Jan-2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
sorry for the late response I didn't have a chance to get back to you but no I'm actually coming from Connecticut. It's going to be so frickin freezing but my cousin is only fourteen so her mom's coming and I figured my mom should go too haha so they can leave and come back and such

those costumes all sound incredible!! especially the panda look that's one of my all time faves!!
and I haven't read that yet thanks!! gosh it's so nervwracking I feel you I just want everything to work out! I would seriously cry and DIE and throw up and hyperventilate if I met her I cannot even imagine. I'm going to follow you on twitter I'm MelissaTea ok? :)
ahh I'm so excited!!!!!!
jinnycalderone 20th-Jan-2013 03:24 am (UTC)
great!! my mom is coming too lol. shes gonna hangout w/me & such. im glad i gave a link to the rules. i'll follow back on twitter. thank you. this will be sm fun. :3
zoom_z00m 18th-Jan-2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
oh and by the way do you have a twitter love??
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