Monday 25 Jan 10
Here I am outside Radio City Music Hall just before the Gaga show last night. It was really amazing. It was also a very visceral experience as we were very near a bank of speakers and the bass was so intense I felt like I had had a work out by the end of the show. It felt like I was on one of those shaky machines that Madonna uses. Abs of steel here. The Lady put on a great great show. Visually stunning and intriguing and innovative, but also good old fashioned entertainment at the same time.
I like how she has given a name to her group of fan freaks (little monsters) and made those who don't feel they belong, belong. She is also manages to promote a really positive message of unity and love whilst at the same time waving the flag of subversion and sluttiness. She's my kind of gal.
I have to say my left-over make-up from the Vogue shoot was not the cunning disguise I had hoped for. On Saturday night when we were standing outside Radio City, I was so impressed by how many people had dressed up and made up, so I thought I would blend in a bit more than I did last night. What was funny was going out for dinner after the show and watching the waiters and the bus boy deal with me looking like a (by then) scuzzy ghoul ordering a baked potato.
I have just had a really great chat with my co-conspirators at www.itsasickness.com, the obsession-based website that I have been developing with my friend Barnaby Harris. The site is still under construction, but you can actually go to it and join obsession groups and even make your own groups right now. It is fun and, naturally, utterly obsessive. Don't say I didn't warn you.
This morning it was pouring rain and blowing a gale in the East Village and so I was able to try out my dogs' raincoats that they had been given for christmas. Honey has not been known to enjoy a garment, but this one went a long way to eradicating the lemon face she normally uses for any hint of moisture in the air. Leon, the chihuahua, wears a little coat to keep warm most days but his yellow plastic hoodie did little to make him want to walk, let alone pee. The sun has come out so I am off to chance my luck and take them out again.