Since the release of Lady Gaga’s first single, “Just Dance” in 2008, Robert Soares has been an avid follower of the hit pop star and is one of many “Little Monsters.” He claims Gaga’s message is part of the reason why she has built up such a loyal fan base. While Gaga may wear some extreme outfits, Soares says it is all tied to her beliefs and the messages she wants to convey to her fans. One of her most important messages, Soares explained, is to not conform to what others have to say and just be yourself. “Don’t care about what other people think, don’t do what your parents think, just do what you want to do because this is your life,” Soares said. Soares was one of thousands of people who attended Gaga’s concert at U.S. Airways Center on Wednesday.
Read more about our cover story, Going Gaga: ASU’s Little Monsters by Dulce Paloma Baltazar Pedraza.