Posts Tagged ‘fame monster’

Bigger than Obama? San Francisco Goes Ga Ga over Lady Gaga at the Bill Graham

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Did you miss Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium? Well click here and you’ll be transported there in a jiffy through the magic of digital video.

How would you rate her stage energy in this “first-ever pop electro opera” compared to that of, let’s say…. a drugged Britney Spears? (Perhaps Lady Gaga missed her morning coffee the past few days, just saying….)

Anyway, she was the biggest thing to hit Civic Center since Barack Obama’s visit to the BGCA back in Ought-Seven. Is she Bigger Than Obama these days?  

Can LGG sing Poker Face upside down? Yes, Yes She Can.

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Of course the True Fans waited in line all day, powered by California Pizza Kitchen and whatnot. Did the nearby CPK on Van Ness send over some free pies to those at the head of the line? Que bueno!

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But don’t go gaga if you see a big bus (camera left) with “Lady Gaga” written on the side. Her real bus (should she need it) will be a unmarked million-dollar job, like the one on the right: 

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All this mania is quite a switch compared to her appearance at The Mezanine in the SoMA just nine months ago, the last time she came to town.

Bon courage to all those on this Monster Ball tour.

Ho Hum – Another Arrest for Burglary on San Francisco’s Duboce Avenue

Monday, December 7th, 2009

This is how it goes when you’re a little less than cooperative and you’re arrested for burglary on Duboce near Steiner in San Francisco. You’ll have SFPD ten cops sitting around waiting for the paddy wagon.

When the van arrives you’ll get picked up by four of them and get carried away horizontally and face down.

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That’s the difference between an arrest and a Terry Stop, which one officer can do all by his lonesome.

And oh yes, feel free to use the term mother fucker as a noun of direct address as you get spirited away.

It’s your right as an arrestee, after all.

The SFPD is All Over Union Square and Mid-Market These Days, As You Might Expect

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Now, “as you might expect” - that has to do with the Christmas shopping season of course. You very well might expect SFPD cops standing on street corners doing nothing, but I’ve never seen the kind of holiday-season police presence that we have now. Doesn’t seem like the usual San Francisco approach, actually.

Another Brother getting hassled by The Man, or something like that. Lady Gaga was shocked by this Terry Stop(?) (I used to know this stuff, when I learned it back in the previous decade, when you were probably nine years old). And Snoop Dog? He didn’t say a word. Good thing they were protected from falling Hibernia Bank bricks, anyway:

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Is this due to a new police captain at the Tenderloin Station? Or is it due to our new police chief? Maybe both?

No se.

On It Goes.