Lady Gaga to Hold Thailand’s Biggest Concert Ever
Lady Gaga's Bangkok stop on her Born This Way Ball tour will be the biggest that Thailand has ever seen. Bigger is better when the Mother Monster is the architect of the action.
Gaga's gig takes place in two weeks at Rajamangala Stadium and will take a over a week to set up. At press time, the show was 80% sold out.
"This is biggest concert we've ever put together, even bigger than Michael Jackson's concert in 1993," Neil Thompson, deputy managing director of BEC Tero Entertainment, said, according to The Nation. "It's taking three 747s and 20 sea containers to bring in all the production, staging, lighting, sound and video equipment."
Gaga not only needs a small army to get her stage set up, but the magnificent tour required intense pre-planning.
"Lady Gaga only does shows with people she can trust. She needs to be sure that we can deliver what she needs to do the show. She owns the tour, and she controls every aspect of the shows. We've been working on this production for three years and one year has been spent working seriously on the venue and how we could get the equipment into the stadium," Thompson said.
Gaga has a 150-person crew working on the tour, which she owns.
But the set up isn't the only thing that's out of the world. Her wardrobe and dressing room are extravagant, with 40 wardrobe cases and 50 pairs of shoes. To house all that couture and fashion, the promoter is making sure her dressing room is top notch. They are rolling out the welcome mat so that Gaga feels at home in Thailand, but also gets a taste of the Thai culture and ambiance.
"We are currently designing Lady Gaga's dressing room at the venue, and we plan to make it as big as possible with a Thai ambience. She'll have an outrageous dressing room, that's for sure, and she wants her dressing room here to have some Thai elements -- Thai silk, imageries, furniture -- so she knows which country she is in."
How thoughtful of them.