Monsters lie in wait but to no avail
Gamily Cheung, 15, was among dozens of fans who braved the rain yesterday to wait outside the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Kowloon in the hope of getting a glimpse of Lady Gaga.
Gamily - whose English name stands for 'Gaga and monster I love you' - was waiting outside the hotel from 7am. She dressed up as a unicorn with a pointed pink horn to impress the US singer, saying the unicorn is her idol's favourite animal.
'I want to thank her for changing my life. I'm impressed by her perseverance in making her dream come true and how much she treasures freedom,' Gamily said.
'Before knowing her, I sometimes didn't like my own character. But she tells us to be ourselves, as we are all born this way and there is nothing wrong about being unique or different from others. She's made me become a more confident person and want to strive for my personal goal - which is to become a teacher and inspire others.'
Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday night for her sell-out Born This Way Ball concerts. She signed autographs and posed for photos with her 'little monsters', as she calls her fans, outside her hotel that night.
But the pop diva did not show up to meet the 40 or so fans who waited at the hotel yesterday. Instead she left a message on Twitter, saying: 'I'm so happy to be in Hong Kong! We have four shows here! Thanks for buying tickets my amazing little monsters. I can't wait to rock this city.'
Kyle Cheung Long-him, 16, who waited outside the hotel yesterday, said he wanted to hug the superstar and get her autograph. 'If I will meet her, I will cry and tell her I love her,' Kyle said. 'She's very nice to fans. She even asked the hotel staff to give us bottles of water. I will never open that bottle but keep it forever.'
Among the crowd was Chloe Chan Tse-yau, 12, who had planned to go to Seoul with her mother last Friday to watch Lady Gaga's kick-off concert, before the local government labelled the show for adults only.
Chloe will have to settle for seeing the singer's concert in Hong Kong, the second stop of her 33-city world tour, this week.