Gaga meets her Little Monsters in HK

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am
 

Lady Gaga flew into Hong Kong by private jet from Seoul last night ahead of her four sell-out concerts this week.

And there was a hairy moment for more than 100 screaming fans outside Kowloon's RitzCarlton Hotel.

The outrageous Born This Way singer kept up her record for wearing startling outfits by emerging from a people carrier wearing a stunning purple wig dress.

She rewarded the Little Monsters, as her fans are known, by signing autographs and posing for photographs for 10 minutes before disappearing into the hotel.

Wong Sai-yin, 17, who was dressed in a daring floral-patterned outfit, leather platform pumps and a white PVC coat, was hoping to impress Gaga enough to be granted entry to the Monster Pit - a special zone in front of the AsiaWorld-Arena stage reserved for the most daringly dressed. 'I was so touched when I saw her in person, I just wanted to cry. It's so nice of her to spend time signing autographs.

'She really cares about her Little Monsters,'' said Wong.

Hundreds more fans had waited at the airport to greet the star, unaware she would be whisked through as a VIP at the distant executive-jet terminal.

The pop diva's visit to Hong Kong sent fans into a week-long frenzy for tickets to her Born This Way Ball concerts on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and the following Monday at the Lantau venue.

The 33-city world tour began in Seoul, where the local government banned under-18s from attending the concert after conservative groups protested about her explicitly sexual performances and championing of gay rights.

HK Ticketing has printed a label on tickets bearing the warning 'Parental discretion advisable' and explaining that the show's content 'may be unsuitable for children'.

Concert promoter Live Nation came under fire for mishandling ticket sales, with many fans furious they lost out to scalpers.

Live Nation initially announced one show on Wednesday, but when it quickly sold out a second concert was organised.

Once again, scalpers bagged most of the tickets, with the best seats, costing HK$1,580, reselling for HK$4,100 on websites including Craigslist. Two more dates were then arranged. Her next stop is Tokyo.

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