While Lady Gaga ignited plenty of excitement at Toyota Center on Sunday, she caused barely a ripple at Spanish Flowers after her show when she and her stage crew showed up for margaritas, nachos and platters of Tex-Mex.
If only her adoring fans had known!
It seems that no one in the 24-hour eatery on North Main had any clue who this center-of-the-entertainment-universe was. Wearing a T-shirt and jeans, her "beige-y blonde" hair cropped short, Lady Gaga didn't exactly look the big star that has been playing to sellout crowds around the country. No traces of the "Monster Ball" blood remaining from the stage and no provocative underwear exposed.
It was late Sunday night. There were few customers. "All my Mexican people there didn't know who she was," said hair stylist Cerón, himself a native of Mexico City. "It was kind of genius to pick that restaurant."
Cerón, Kyle Dutton and Jacob Platt, manager of Salon Cerón in Dallas' Neiman Marcus, were guests of Lady Gaga's manager, Wendi Morrison, who chose the restaurant. She and Platt had become new best friends while the blonde bombshell was performing in Dallas. Her dancers were in the Dallas salon for manicures and pedicures and one of Cerón's technicians popped over to The Joule, where Gaga was staying to give her a pedicure.
Lady Gaga was, according to Cerón, "adorable." She was also clearly pooped from her steady stream of shows (she'll do her fourth show in five nights tonight) and seemed "exhausted." She thanked her dancers and crew for the great job at Toyota Center. After 35 minutes and eating only a bit, Gaga headed off to bed.