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Everything You Need To Know To Pretend You Were At Lady Gaga's Silver Lake Secret Show

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Are your friends bragging about somehow having gotten into Lady Gaga's secret show Thursday night at The Satellite (a.k.a. Spaceland, as it will forever and always be known to any true Angeleno, despite the club's changeover in 2011)? Well, they're probably lying. But don't worry, you too can pretend that you were among the lucky three hundred attendees on the last stop of Lady Gaga's mini "Dive Bar Tour" in support of her new album Joanne.

Here's everything you need to know to convincingly "discuss" last night's show in casual conversation with your co-workers, Tinder matches, and unborn future children:

  • Like any "secret show" at a "dive bar" in #2016, there was a corporate sponsor. What up, #BudLight?
  • Although the show wasn't officially announced ahead of time, #BudLight more or less gave it away when they tweeted a photo of the Satellite marquee plastered with the word "Joanne" on Thursday morning.
  • The Satellite isn't really a dive bar, and people will immediately know you are either a.) clueless, or b.) didn't actually attend the show if you refer to it as such.
  • Lots and lots of Little Monsters were waiting outside, hoping for a sighting.
  • Gaga arrived in a pale pink convertible wearing denim cut-offs so short that some internet commenters compared them to a thong.
  • Said convertible reportedly used to belong to Elvis.
  • She played a seven-song, 40-minute set, according to L.A. Weekly.
  • Mark Ronson, who co-wrote and produced the record, performed with her.
  • There was also a typewriter on a stool onstage. This is the same typewriter used by Gaga to write the song with Ronson. Here's her full explanation of it, so you can quote directly:
  • "You" cried when she played "Million Reasons," the ballad that is currently number one on iTunes. Here's a clip:
  • The Satellite is directly across the street from a 7-Eleven (shoutout to all the good people at my local 7-Eleven, thank you for never visibly judging any of my 4 a.m. purchases!), so for added authenticity you can throw in a mention of going there before or after said show.
  • The Joanne branding was on point:
  • She crowd-surfed during "Perfect Illusion" and also poured #BudLight all over. #BudLight #BudLight #BudLight
    You can watch a stream of the whole show here:
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