My friend Devon works in an East Village gay bar in NYC, told me that Lady Gaga is banned from being played on the jukebox.
Apparently the staff is not feeling her new music and so over having to hear it repeatedly.
When a customer violates this rule the staff ejects the song and gives back the patron his or her dollar.
I kikied when my friend told me this, and was shocked to hear that customers didn't revolt and leave.
Devon reminded me that the bar has some of the most reasonable drink prices in the E.V. Therefore, it seems affordable cocktails trump Lady Gaga.
BTW, doesn't it feel like the Haus of Gaga sits around the table and discusses what next shocking thing they can have her do?
Their creative process consists of them going into their Madonna, Grace Jones, Annie Lennox and 80s performance-artist archives.
Once they find something that makes them squeal they lather, rinse and repeat.