When it comes to Lady Gaga, the unpredictable is predictable.
Some critics say that from the beginning she has been about the shock factor to gain attention. But she has risen to show both fans and critics alike that she has a talent for singing and entertaining.
Lady Gaga has used her persona to bring awareness, not only to her career, but the causes she fights for, especially for the youth of the world and the many difficulties they face.
Lady Gaga began this mission with her launch of the Born This Way Foundation in 2011, alongside Oprah Winfrey at Harvard University in Boston. Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, the Born This Way Foundation was founded to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world.
"We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be empowered and to make a difference in the world. Together, we will move towards acceptance, bravery and love," Gaga says in her mission statement.
The foundation helps youth deal with their sexuality, physical appearance difficulties, depression, and basically any other strife that may confront them, and offers them a safe haven to seek help.
During her Born This Way Ball tour, which stops at Scottrade Center on Saturday, Lady Gaga is also bringing another tour bus along with her for each stop on the trek. This is no party bus, however.
The Born Brave Bus, aka Gaga's concert "tailgate" party. Instead of a constant party, the tour bus seeks stimulate conversation and education about safety, skills and opportunity, the three pillars of her Born This Way Foundation.
Opening three hours before every U.S.-based Gaga concert, the Born Brave compound -- a mini-festival available to all youth (ticketholders or not) -- is a haven designed to provide community, strength and support for anyone under the age of 25.
In a recent tweet Gaga said: "At the Born Brave Bus, you have access to professional private or group chats about mental health, depression, bullying, school & friends." She also said the bus "is a place where mental health and depression are taken seriously with no judgment, FREE real help available to all."
Tickets for the Born This Way Ball Tour reserved seats are sold out, but a few general admission floor seats remain.
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