Lady Gaga pulled out all the stops during her South by Southwest debut, performing for more than 2,000 of her Little Monsters on the Doritos #BoldStage on Thursday at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas.
In anticipation of her upcoming “artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball” tour, the pop provocateur performed a dramatic hour-long set consisting of material off her latest album ARTPOP including “Aura,” “Dope,” and “Do What U Want.”
During her strange and bizarre performance of “Swine,” Gaga invited “vomit painter” Millie Brown onstage. After downing some barbecued sausages earlier in the show, Brown consumed a full bottle of bright green liquid before forcing herself to vomit on Gaga as she played drums.
The singer then climbed atop a mechanical pig, playing the keyboard as she straddled Brown, who painted Gaga with black liquid.
“Fuck you pop music. This is ARTPOP. Free yourself!” commanded Gaga.
She also brought out Twista to perform their collaboration “Jewels N’ Drugs” during which she poured cans of beer on herself and the audience.
The concert, which benefited her Born This Way Foundation, will be rebroadcast on March 29 at 10 p.m. EST on Fuse.
Watch Gaga bring her “artRAVE” to SXSW.
“Jewels N’ Drugs”