Lady Gaga's first live outing of the ARTPOP era has just happened at the 2013 MTV Awards! Playing dress-up live on stage, this showing at the awards ceremony in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center marked the first time the kooky singer has sang the new single Applause live. It wasn't as bombastic as I was expecting, but I actually like that Gaga didn't resort to gimmicks or controversy in order to promote the song.
With lyrics like "Give me that thing that I love " and "Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me" this song was made for a live audience. It's just a shame the famous crowd didn't like being told what to do, looking bored and uninterested at its conclusion. For some reason I was expecting a standing ovation was a guarantee- more so for her return than anything else- so to see that frosty reaction came as even more of a shock to me. Oh well, maybe they just didn't appreciate Gaga spilling the Tea on what they all live for: "the applause, applause, applause". Well that and the money!