Fri, May 25, 2012
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Lady Gaga's concert in Bangkok Friday night

2012-05-25 11:46:07 GMT2012-05-25 19:46:07(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BANGKOK, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Lady Gaga kicked off her "Born This Way Ball Tour" in the Thai capital with 50,000 of her so called " little monsters" expected to view her performance on Friday evening.

Fans from Japan, Korean, and Vietnam also joined thousands of Thai admirers crowding the Rajamangala National Stadium on Ramkhamhean road since early morning, despite pervasive heat and possible rain.

The Rajamangala National Stadium was first used for the 1998 Asian Games in 1998, and was the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of the 1998 Asian Games.

The organizer published an advertisement on local Thai newspaper on Thursday, saying that limited tickets still available at the venue.

Thai media widely reported about Gaga's concert and Gaga's live. ASTV-Manager online reported that 24 songs of Gaga will be played in the concert.

Hundreds of police and many police dogs and their handlers patrolled the site at 1 p.m. for a last inspection before handing over the venue to the concert promoters.

Still video cameras, metal accessories, laser pens, flashlights, and LED screen signboards are prohibited in the concert area.

Pol Col Sanhakit Bamrungsuksawat, in charge of the stadium area, said more than 900 police officers are stationed around and inside the stadium. Concert goers must be checked before passing through bomb scanner checkpoints and dog-handling police. Some 200 traffic police are stationed to monitor traffic in the area.

Lady Gaga arrived in Bangkok on a private jet on Wednesday evening. Over 500 Thai fans were on hand to see the pop singer emerge. Some were overwhelmed and cried on seeing her, singing versions of "Edge of Glory" from her latest "Born This Way" album in welcome.

On Friday afternoon, a small protest against the pop singer in downtown Bangkok showcased a banner in English saying "Stop the Evil Gaga before she eats up your children."

The curtain rises on Lady Gaga's "Born This Way Ball Tour" gig in Bangkok 7.30 p.m. local time, while gates opened at 5 p.m..

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