Meet Lady Gaga's oldest fan, 86-year-old Inez Whitfield.

Inez Whitfield may just be one of Edmonton’s hippest seniors. She’s also one of Lady Gaga’s biggest — if not one of her oldest — fans.

Monday’s concert at Rexall Place was the 86-year-old’s second Lady Gaga experience.



While her walker has been replaced with a wheelchair, Whitfield wasn’t going to let that hold her back.

“I will be dancing in my heart and my daughter will be a-boppin,” she said before the concert.

The retired teacher once again got decked out in a feather boa and a lot of sparkle for what she said would be “one of the most special nights of [her] life.”

“We decided to ‘bling it up’ as best as we could…because it’s a sparkly night.”



The senior, whose caregivers nicknamed her “Granny Gaga,” was able to get a special pass from her care centre to go to the show.

It may be just what the doctor ordered; in the last two weeks, Whitfield has undergone two emergency surgeries. Her daughter, Kendra, thinks the anticipation of Monday night’s show is what helped her recover.

The 86-year-old explains that what she loves most about Lady Gaga is her youthful energy. She also feels there’s a lot of warmth and love beneath all of Gaga’s glitz and the glam.




AND OF COURSE, LIKE SHE DOES WITH ALL OF HER MOST DEDICATED FANS, GAGA FOUND HER AND BROUGHT HER BACK STAGE.




Video interview at the source
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