Lady Gaga “gets” metal

At least you saw a but, you can skip the article now.

When it comes to Lady Gaga, we’re divided over here at Dose of Metal camp. Some of us don’t like her, while some of us don’t like her and want to see her mouth sewn shut. I’m in the second group. If you don’t recall, lately she’s been blabbing about Iron Maiden whenever she gets the chance, and I don’t mind that. But today, I stumbled upon an article on Metal Hammer’s website, where the editor praises her for “getting” metal. She goes on about being in a box at their concert, and suddenly deciding to think outside of the box (excuse the lame pun) and getting into the crowd. To quote:

“We were dancing and singing and everyone was just so into it,” Gaga continues. “And it was one of the first times I’ve been able to just be at a rock concert in a long time. People did recognize me, but it was so kind and warm and awesome. I mean, Iron Maiden is all about, ‘We don’t care who our fans are. We love everybody.’ ”

“And not only that, but when we got into the crowd, there was no pretension. I’m a pop singer — I didn’t know what it would be like in a crowd of a Maiden fans; everybody was hugging me, high-fiving, fistpumps in the air… ‘Oh, it’s so cool you’re at Maiden.’ Jumping and dancing…I mean, it was like absolute no judgment, no prejudice, freedom and love for music. It doesn’t matter who you are; you don’t need to know anything about music to love it. And it was just so… It was just awesome… Maiden changed my life.”

Okay… Why was this so shocking to her? What did she expect, that people would beat her to death? If it came down to that, metalheads would long be extinct because of all the (verbal) fighting that goes inside those circles (well, mostly verbal). Except that, if you are actually normal, you leave the basement virgin type arguments at home, on this site, or wherever the hell you spend your time when you’re not masturbating, while you listen to whatever the hell you want to listen to. In my 25 years of life, I’ve yet to find a metalhead that didn’t enjoy at least some other music besides it. If you happen to know somebody that actually fits that description, feel free to call them a tool. And if you’re wondering “OMG has Dose of Metal gone gay?” the answer is – obviously yes, because I just wrote an article about Lady Gaga. And I’m still more metal than you. Fuck off.

The moral of this story: I have no clue. I just dislike her music, and find her theatrics incredibly annoying. But of course if we were at a show together, I’d treat her the same way I treat every other human being, metalhead or not: if they’re female, think about what their boobs look like, if they’re male, wonder if their dick is bigger than mine. Lady Gaga’s in the second group.

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