Playlist: Listen to every song Lady Gaga played at Tampa's Amalie Arena on December 1, 2017

Party on, Little Monsters.


Tampa's Amalie Arena could only pack in just under 17,000 people on Friday night when Lady Gaga treated her Little Monsters to a 21-song set that lasted about two hours. Here's what our reviewer had to say.

On Friday, Ms. Joanne played a long sold-out show for just under 17,000 Little Monsters, and while the first stanza of her show — which did feature spirited takes on new and old club-staples “Perfect Illusion” and “Poker Face” — felt languid by her standards (maybe it was the effect of back-to-back shows), things started to fall into their majestic, magnificent places by the time Gaga donned her black Stetson, unleashed some pyro on Joanne stand-out “John Wayne” and got her Kraftwerk on during “Scheiße” from 2011’s Born This Way (which, in 2012, earned Gaga her third consecutive Album of the Year Grammy nom, a feat only previously achieved by The Beatles).

A trio of trippy, mushroom-looking, pseudo-bioluminescent bridges dropped in from the ceiling as Gaga made her way to a second stage where she played “Applause” on a clear piano made alive by a stage illuminated in fluorescent club lights. It was a fitting visual for the only ARTPOP cut of the night, and Gaga continued in the happy-go-lucky vein with her Vegas-ready, horn-drenched feel-good anthem-for-kindness, “Come To Mama,” before telling the story of a young girl from the previous night’s Miami meet-and-greet who asked her how to break into the music industry.

Listen to a playlist of songs from the show below, and read the rest of our review here. Download the playlist via Spotify.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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