Lady Gaga Brings The House Down At The Roseland Ballroom In New York
It's curtain for the legendary music venue...
Last night was the end of an era for the legendary Roseland Ballroom in New York, which shuts its doors today, and Lady Gaga was the perfect act to give the venue the send off it deserved.
The Roseland Ballroom, which opened in 1919, has hosted stars including Beyonce, Madonna and Nicki Minaj. New York-born Gaga used to attend gigs at the Roseland as a teenager and recalled one time she sustained an injury while watching Franz Ferdinand play at the venue.
Last night the Roseland treated ticket-holders to a musical spectacle for the final time, before the curtains closed forever on the beloved concert hall.
“Everyone is here for one reason. To say ‘goodbye’,” Gaga said during the show.
Her father, Joe Germanotta, also came down to see his daughter perform and say farewell to the historic venue. “There’s a lot of memories in this place. It’s sad to see the place go. It really makes me happy that she’s the last one to perform here. She’s a New York girl,” he told local news station CBS 2.
“About 25, 26 years ago, my roommate and I came here for a Halloween roller skating party. We came dressed as Blues Brothers. I can remember going around this ballroom,” Joe added.
Little did he know that two and a half decades later, his daughter’s single G.U.Y would make history as the last song to be performed at the venue.