Westfield Century City Mall celebrates Lady Gaga and the release of Love for Sale.
The Westfield Century City Mall was one of the lucky spots to bring fans together to witness Lady Gaga’s livestream jazz performance on Sept. 30 in celebration of the release of her new album with Tony Bennett, Love for Sale.
Los Angeles Little Monsters were welcomed to the center atrium for a morning of fanship, photo ops and breakfast. Between mimosas and parfaits, guests could pose for an Instagram-perfect snapshot at the mini red carpet or grand piano installation, complete with dripping, sparkling chandeliers. Imitating a jazz club, pairs of two sat at circular tables draped with light pink tablecloths. Everyone was settled and buzzing by the time the show began.
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“It’s so important to me to reunite with my fans after such a long time of not being able to sing for them and I so appreciate Westfield being supportive of that being an experience that is brought through jazz music,” Lady Gaga said. “Jazz music is the greatest music that I believe exists in America and for us to all to be experiencing it together and coming together to watch it, sing it, to listen to it, to cheer for it…this is all that I could hope for. I just want to express my deep gratitude to all the fans that were here tonight.”
Beyond Los Angeles, the livestream ultimately connected fans around the world. It brought together viewers watching right at home and at the event’s other fan zones in New Jersey, London, France, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria and Germany.
Gaga kicked off her 14-song set with the Frank Sinatra classic, “Luck Be a Lady.” A fan of drama and grandeur, even through a screen, she brought an arena-pop-level performance. Donning an embellished nude gown designed by sister Natali Germanotta (before later switching into a gorgeous black velvet gown), Mother Monster’s accompanying feather boa was just as essential to the performance as her microphone. Her backing five-piece jazz band kept up with her energy, even when she took over the piano for more intimate moments, such as jazz renditions of “Poker Face” and “Born This Way.” Other highlights included “Call Me Irresponsible,” “La Vie En Rose” and, to close, “New York, New York.”
“There’s always been something inside of me that wanted to shout, that wanted to yell,” Gaga told fans during the performance. “I think it’s OK to have that feeling. It’s not about taming that feeling. I think it’s about understanding that feeling.”
Watch the full performance below. It is available until Oct. 14.
Photography by: Courtesy Westfield