Musical planets collided Thursday night when New York born Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) shared the stage with New Jersey’s own Bruce Springsteen (aka The Boss) during the Rainforest Fund’s 21st Birthday Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
I suppose you could look at this convergence of musical superstars in one of two ways:
1. An almost random, but inevitable pairing resulting from a mutual concern for the environment.
2. THE AWESOMEST THING EVER!
I completely belong to the latter world view. As a celebrity blogger I had to come out of the closet as a huge Springsteen fan back when he was announced as the halftime performer at the Super Bowl, and I had to come out as a Lady Gaga fan so I could be honest when writing on this site about her joy-inducing costumes and bombastically fantastic live performances. Now, the living incarnations of my two seemingly separate selves are hugging on stage!
Just in case there are some Bruce faithful out there that have their doubts about the anti-pantsed one, here is a little excerpt from a 2009 Showbiz Spy article detailing the FIRST time Gaga met Bruce:
The Just Dance hitmaker, real name Stefani Germanotta, admits she was so overwhelmed she snivelled and cried into Bruce’s neck when she met him.
“He gave me a big hug and I cried in his neck,” says Gaga. “My father used to dance with me to Thunder Road when I was very little. And I really love Bruce so much.
“I am a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. I just got carried away. How embarrassing. I hope he doesn’t remember.”
Finally, something Lady Gaga and I have in common other than the possibility she has man parts!
Gaga and Bruce were joined by Elton John, Sting, Debby Harry, Shirley Bassey, and even an underwear-clad group of male dancers for the grand finale of the event, performing a cover of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Pffffft!! Sadly I’m not a huge, closeted Journey fan, but that’s alright! Here is a video of the Rainforest Supergroup followed by some more photos:
Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
The on-stage union has not only inspired visions of future concert tours co-headlined by two of the greatest stage performers of all time (during which Bruce performs “Factory” in front of a constructed “Fame Factory,” eventually getting tossed in and coming out the other side covered in soot) but it’s got me thinking of some potential collaborations for Brucey Gaga. Here’s what I have so far:
Just Dancing in the Dark
Good Gagally Miss Molly
Wreck on the Runway
Paparazzing in the Street
(I Don’t Wanna) Fame Away
One precautionary note for Bruce – this union ceases to participate in awesomeness as soon as you start wearing crazy costumes.
One precautionary note for Lady Gaga – this union ceases to participate in awesomeness as soon as you stop wearing crazy costumes.
Top Photo: UPI/John Angelillo via Newscom
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