It was a sea of painted faces, leather jackets and blue hair as CultureMap pulled up to the Toyota Center Thursday to experience life in the Lady Gaga tent city. Later, a plane flew overhead, apparently showing opposition to the pop superstar's ultra vocal support of gay rights.
The airplane banner — tweeted about by Gaga fans — reportedly read "NOT Born This Way" a play off of Gaga's song celebrating acceptance titled "Born This Way." Most Gaga fans were in a joyful mood however.
While the most diehard of diehard fans camped out earlier in the week to gain access to the infamous "Monster Pit" — Gaga's VIP section next to the stage — those with general admission had been lining up since dawn Thursday for a chance to secure their spot on the floor right as the doors opened for the night show.
Though the early risers were starting to look a little sleepy during the afternoon visit, the camaraderie was palpable as complete strangers held spots for each other during food runs and bathroom breaks.
Watch the video above for a look inside Gaga fandom.