Lady Gaga fans in New York got a surprise on Tuesday, when posters in several different areas of the city appeared featuring a pre-Fame era Gaga to advertise her upcoming -- and sold out -- 7 date residency to celebrate the Roseland Ballroom before the doors close forever. Gaga took to LittleMonsters.com after rehearsing for the stint, to unveil the poster in its hi-res form. The photo is a famous one amongst hardcore fans. Taken in August 2008, before Gaga had a proper hit to her name, a freelance photographer by the name of Geordie Wood spotted Gaga walking down the street and asked her for a photo to use in the street style section of a popular fashion website. Check out the photographer's full story below:
One fine day in August 2008 I was shooting street style for style.com in the Meatpacking District. My editor and I were trolling for stylish folks when we happened upon the young woman posing above. When we approached her she was shopping with her mom but took a moment to pose for a photo. After taking three frames I asked for her info and in a very serious tone she responded, I am Lady Gaga - a singer/songwriter. It took all my energy to not break into hysterics, needless to say I let out a laugh later that day.
Sure enough it only took a couple months until she started popping up everywhere. After recounting this story recently to a friend I decided to dig up the photos. It seems that I caught her in the early stages of transformation into the cyborg we know and love today.
LADY GAGA LIVE AT ROSELAND BALLROOM. SOLD OUT. pic.twitter.com/gZTMw5Lkgb
— Jess♡ | #RadioARTPOP (@BrunetteGaga) March 18, 2014
Lady Gaga's first Roseland Ballroom residency begins on March 28th!