Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lady Gaga brings message of inclusion to Super Bowl halftime

Sunday's prequel for my birthday was outstanding.  Even if you are not a big football fan the Super Bowl has evolved into an event. Family time, food to munch for hours and then typically a boring sporting event.  

That was not at all the case for Super Bowl LI. There was excitement. A high scoring first half. A comeback of epic portions and even an encore. 

Right in the middle was a an outstanding performance by Lady Gaga - Likely one of the most entertaining I remember.  

CNN Entertainment described it this way
Lady Gaga's powerful Super Bowl LI halftime performance didn't have any of the overt political statements that some people were expecting, but it did have a message about inclusion...
Gaga mainly sang the choruses from her hit songs but when it came to her 2011 hit, "Born This Way," she again offered another clear message of acceptance by choosing to sing lyrics from a verse towards the end of the song: "No matter gay, straight, or bi, Lesbian, transgendered life/I'm on the right track baby/I was born to survive."
Gaga has long been outspoken on the issue of LGBTQ rights, and the presence of Vice President Mike Pence in the audience at the game may have played a role in that message. 

Thank you Lady Gaga for that song and message.  We may be entering a political dark period. Your acceptance song rang with truth and power. Something we needed.    It was super......

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