If you’re trying to cool off from an oppressive heat wave, a Lady Gaga concert is probably the last place you should go. Pyrotechnics, a nightclub-like atmosphere and 40,000 dancing bodies don’t exactly make for a cool night. But if you wanted to see an absolutely stunning performer who holds nothing back, you were in for a treat when Gaga brought the Chromatica Ball to Oracle Park in San Francisco on Thursday night.
Lady Gaga didn’t have an opener, a flex that either purposefully or didn’t suggest that there’s simply no one to prepare an audience for what she was about to bring. Gaga took to the stage around 8:45 p.m. and played a blistering set that lasted more than two hours and was divided into five different “acts.”