Lady Gaga wants to sing on the roof of the Super Bowl — and lawyers and technicians alike are trying to figure out how to make her ambitious plan work.
Gaga has come up with the elaborate, and somewhat dangerous, idea to sing from the top of the NRG Stadium’s dome in Houston as part of her spectacular halftime show on Feb. 5.
Although insiders say “her team is worried” about technical and safety issues surrounding Gaga’s scheme, we’re told the “Born This Way” singer is “all for it” and “pushing to do it.”
“They’re writing up multiple plans about how to safely get her on the roof, including potentially [cutting] a hole in the ceiling of the dome,” says a source with knowledge of the arrangements.
Organizers are also considering “airlifting” the famously outrageous performer onto the stadium, where yet-to-be-decided teams will compete in Super Bowl LI.
The stadium has a state-of-the-art, see-through, retractable “fabric roof” that can open in just seven minutes.
Meanwhile, we’re told that perturbed pen pushers are working just as hard on the project. “Trying to figure out insurance for it is crazy,” said the worried insider.
A source close to the project says Gaga is hoping to do the stunt live during her halftime show performance, but other insiders worry that — if they can pull it off at all — the safer option might be doing the stunt as part of a pretaped commercial in the leadup to the game, “depending on what they actually figure out is doable.”
It seems that Gaga has something of a head for heights: The spectacle would be a supersize reprise of her recent attention-grabbing performance on the roof of New York club the Bitter End. In October, the singer shut down surrounding streets when she clambered onto the edge of the roof and sang “Angel Down” while dangling her legs rather precariously over its landmark canopy.
Reps for Gaga didn’t get back to us, and the NFL and NRG Stadium declined to comment.
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