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The iHeartRadio Music Festival is the largest live music event in radio history held at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

September 24, 2011[edit | edit source]

The night featured acts from several artists, including Jay-Z, Usher, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga. There was a special stage built specifically for Gaga's performance. Justin Timberlake introduced Lady Gaga.
Gaga named this performance a "Surrogate Monster Ball". Despite going over her allotted 45 minutes of performance time, Gaga joked with the crowd about her long sets: “They told me I was only allowed to play for 45 minutes. But I think you’re all pretty drunk so you probably don’t know what time it is do you?”

Set list
  1. "Scheiße" (Intro)
  2. "Judas"
  3. "Bad Romance"
  4. "Just Dance" / "LoveGame" / "Poker Face"
  5. "Hair" (acoustic)
  6. "Yoü and I" (acoustic)
  7. Hooker Film ("Government Hooker")
  8. "Alejandro" / "Telephone" / "Paparazzi"
  9. "Stand By Me" (with Sting)
  10. "King of Pain" (with Sting)
  11. "The Edge of Glory"
  12. "Born This Way"
  13. "Heavy Metal Lover" (Outro)

Notes:

  • Gaga performed a shorter version of "Scheiße".
  • "Judas" incorporated the DJ White Shadow Remix at the end of the song.
  • Gaga used her keytar from The Monster Ball: Arena Version during "Just Dance"
  • "Just Dance", "LoveGame", "Poker Face" were performed in a short version (each song lasted around 2 minutes) in a form of medley.
  • It's one of the performances where Gaga never used a Disco Stick during LoveGame.
  • "LoveGame" and "Poker Face" used the same pre-recorded introduction music (minus the Subway part) as the Monster Ball: Arena version ("LoveGame" had the Chew Fu Ghettohouse remix ending and "Poker Face" had the "Space Cowboy" remix ending).
  • During "Hair", Gaga spoke a couple lines during the song.
    • "Bullying is for losers."
    • "Put your hands up for Jamey."
  • "Alejandro" , "Telephone", "Paparazzi" were performed as a medley with a short version of each song.
  • The Bad Romance backdrop was the same backdrop from both Monster Ball versions.
  • The rendition of "Born This Way" was the same one that was performed at the 53rd Grammy Award Ceremony which the Piano has an Organ preset installed.
  • The outro was the studio track of "Heavy Metal Lover".

Jamey Rodemeyer tribute[edit | edit source]

Before Gaga started performing "Hair", she gave a short speech and had a few lines projected onto a screen.

  • On September 18th Jamey ended his life
  • He was only 14 years old
  • @ladygaga: bye mother monster, thank you for all you have done, paws up forever
  • 09.19.2011 - RIP Jamey

After the lines, a photo of Jamey was shown from his "It's Get Better" video.
During the song, Gaga mentioned Jamey's name.

"I've had enough, enough, enough, this is my prayer, Jamey, I swear, I'm as free as my hair."
"I've had enough, Jamey you're not a freak."

Crew and fashion[edit | edit source]

Stage equipment[edit | edit source]

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