Lady Gaga Roasts Herself On a BBQ Spit, Gets Covered In Spit-Up at Bizarre SXSW Show
One of the most memorable moments of Lady Gaga's stunt- and shtick-filled career was when she wore her infamous meat dress to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. And judging from her meaty Thursday performance at Austin, Texas's South By Southwest festival, she certainly hasn't gone vegetarian since then. However, there was one part of her bizarre-even-by-Gaga-standards SXSW gig that probably made even the audience's most iron-stomached carnivores lose their appetites.
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After an opening number featuring an enigmatic brunette suggestively eating sausages alone onstage (it was a sausage fest! literally!), Gaga made her grand entrance at Stubb's BBQ shortly after 10 p.m., belting out "Aura" while rotating on a giant barbeque spit, as her minions attended to her roasting flesh with basting brushes.
So, typical Gaga, then...
But soon, Gaga would be basted in another, much less appealing sort of liquid.
After an entertainingly punk-rock "MANiCURE" (during which the newly dreadlocked, proudly "unshowered" Gaga showered the crowd with Austin beer and sausage links), and a surprise appearance by Twista on "Jewels 'n' Drugs," it was time for another collaboration. This time it was "Swine," with a spooky London painter named Millie Brown.
But Millie wasn't just any sort of painter. Millie was a…VOMIT PAINTER.
Fans should've known something was up when Gaga prepared for this wild number by covering her barely-there black bikini with a Sweeney Todd-worthy apron. Then, as Gaga bashed a drum kit during the angry anthem (introduced as being about "rape and rage"), Millie guzzled a large jug of neon mystery fluid. And then, Millie rammed her fingers down her throat to "paint" Gaga in what looked like Nickelodeon-style green slime.
Yes, that's right. Millie vomited on Lady Gaga.
Thirsty for more, so to speak, Gaga and her upchucking sidekick then straddled a scary mechanical bull (well, actually, it was a mechanical pig) that looked like something straight out of a David Cronenberg flick. And a seemingly motion-sickness-stricken Millie proceeded to hurl a stomach-full of inky, staining black liquid all over Gaga's torso.
(WARNING: VIDEO BELOW CONTAINS PROFANITY, VOMIT)
At this point, executives behind this show's very conspicuous corporate sponsor, Doritos, were probably having second thoughts about this whole partnership. Because chances were no one in the audience was ever going to want to eat anything Cool Ranch-flavored again, after watching this icky spectacle.