Lady Gaga's Flying Dress Is Uplifting

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Lady Gaga is going drone. In a publicity stunt to promote her newest album, Artpop, the Grammy Award-winning singer donned a multi-rotor copter she called Volantis and skimmed the stage. The battery-powered dress came with six booms and a rigid bodice that kept her in place for her entrance. She told the crowd that had gathered at the building in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard:

“I wanted to make today about something even more important to me, and that something is the youth of the world. Their minds are just so boundless. They’re just so inspiring.”

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“Although she is a vehicle,” she said of the dress, “she is essentially a metaphor for me. I will be a vehicle today for their voices.”

I have to wonder how far the metaphor extends, since a pilot controlled the vehicle from off stage and the contraption only rose 70 inches off the floor. Nonetheless, it’s a crazy stunt perfectly in line with previous Gaga-rific stunts.

via Engadget and New York Daily News

Credit: Joe Stevens/Retna Ltd./Corbis

 

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