Current pop queen Lady Gaga has announced that she will be performing a song (yes, one song) in space during the three-day Zero G Colony Music Festival in New Mexico. According to the source of this news (courtesy of US Weekly), the singer will need “…to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere,” and her whole entourage will be joining her. The source adds, “Gaga has taken out a ridiculous life insurance policy!”
Okay, barring the fact that Chris Hadfield already did this, this is just a stupid, unnecessary publicity stunt. There’s nothing artistic about this endeavor nor does this bring the proper attention to the Virgin Galactic program. The space trips are meant to be something wondrous and awesome (proper usage intended), not a chance for Gaga to ignore the astonishing sights outside her window so that she can belt out a track for people who’d rather see her in person than on a screen.
Also, while her dressing strangely used to be cute and charming, it’s now been shoved off the edge into insanity. If some alien race were to come nearby and see this as a representation of our species, then I’m sure we’re 100% f*^ked. Can you imagine Gaga as some perverted, twisted form of Event Horizon‘s Dr. Weir? Yeah, I’ll just eject myself out of an airlock pronto, thank you very much.