What's working in music: Having a ball | The Economist
EVEN by the elevated standards of such things, Lady Gaga’s “Monster Ball” concert is over the top. The show, which is loosely organised around the theme of a woman’s search for the ultimate party, features a fountain of fake blood, a burning piano and a host of dancing men. At one point Gaga is encased in a spinning gyroscope. Later she is done up to resemble a remote-controlled snowflake. At about $100 plus parking, nearly all the shows are selling out. Welcome to the supposedly doomed music business.