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Lady Gaga in Paris

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JohnM

Last September, I went to Paris to visit some friends. We had a great time, seeing the main sites and going out for dinner. But our final day together was different – and it all began with a scream.

We were at the Champs-Élysées when we heard a girl's loud, high-pitched scream. Then there was another. And another. The entire street was soon filled with screams. Not knowing what to expect, we ran towards the commotion and found ourselves in a large crowd outside Sephora's perfume shop. Imprisoned by a railing, the crowd got bigger and bigger. All around us were police officers and security guards; furthermore, the media had arrived, setting up their fancy cameras. The banners, the media, the screams...it all began to make sense. Lady Gaga was in Paris.

I'm not a fan of Lady Gaga, but I was still excited. I was about to see a 'celebrity'. Desperate to catch a glimpse of the singer, everyone began to push and shove; as a result, my friends and I were pushed and shoved closer and closer to the railing. But this excitement didn't last very long. I was in a crowd of crazed fans whose screams were constant, the heat was unbearable and a girl's hair was in my face. I couldn't move. I felt trapped.

Paparazzi soon arrived, eager to get an exclusive of the pop star. Some fans would scream loudly for no reason, making everyone else think that she had left the building. Cameras, phones, iPads were suddenly up in the air – like guns ready to fire – but she was nowhere to be seen. It was a long cycle of anticipation, false alarms and disappointment. And it got hotter and hotter. A young girl fainted and two policemen had to jump over the railing to save her. But nobody took care of her afterwards – she sat alone on a bench, now unable to see her idol. Another two girls fainted.

Lady Gaga eventually left Sephora – I was sure of it as the screams were worse than ever. She wore an unusual white jacket and dark sunglasses. As soon as I saw her, I took out my phone and hit 'record'. But before I knew it, she was out of my sight. I think she signed some autographs but she was gone in seconds. I don't know how long we had waited; it didn't matter. I had Lady Gaga on my phone – like a reward for the long wait. Naturally, the paparazzi followed her.

I've always sympathised with celebrities who are tormented and pursued by the paparazzi. It can't be easy having the media always interfere in your personal life, the constant flash of a camera...When I think of people like singer Britney Spears and the late Princess Diana, I fully understand the negative side of the media and paparazzi. Celebrities are human beings after all. Just like us, they deserve their privacy, their freedom, the ability to walk freely down the street...

And yet, last September, I took a video of Lady Gaga on my phone.

Discussion

Have you ever seen a celebrity in the street? Do you agree with John's opinion that famous people deserve their privacy? 

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Ayan 13 March, 2014 - 18:24

Hi. My name is Gunel.
I am from Azerbaijan,
Azerbaijan is very nice country.
I am 14 years old.
My favourite singer Rihanna,One direction and Taylor Swift..

How old are you?
Where are you from?
Which you favourite singers?
Which you favourite country?
Please answer :/ :) ;)

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hayaalhams 10 June, 2013 - 10:00

i don't like lady gaga too .. i hate her style i think it is so weird .. but it's great to see a famous person ...

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lili 18 May, 2013 - 15:52

Hey i never seen celebrity in the street becouse they never go out in the street but my brother has seen and he has made photo's with singers,famous funny people that i don't think you know them becouse i'm from ALBANIAAAAAA it's an amaizing country with amaizing voices but not all are known by you....<3 my country ALBANIA...and the world to..

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ellen 3 May, 2013 - 17:58

hello Sultanahmed123
I agrre with your comments.
How old are you?
I waiting your comment

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juan charly col... 27 April, 2013 - 02:38

I never combines celebrity and seen but I think they are very upset because life where people go to where the media and want to have their pictures their autigrafos and I take pictures and do not let them live in peace privacy.

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Davitsonsv 27 April, 2013 - 01:03

I think you had an experience with luck, because you did not expect to find with Lady Gaga, nor are his fan, but I find with it, is a dream experience for a true fan of Lady Gaga, and taxing the video was something amazing

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JohnM 1 May, 2013 - 14:26

I was definitely lucky! And even though I'm not a fan, I was still quite star-struck.
Thanks for sharing :)

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ellen 26 April, 2013 - 17:33

hello yisus rock.
I agrre with your comments.
Because,I have never seen any celebrity
How old are you?
I waiting your comment~

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martorres 25 April, 2013 - 06:52

I believe that every artist or character deserves his privacy yet also think it is very impressive, fun and exciting to find where is an artist of your liking so that he would not know how to react when I met a lady gaga since their music if my liking, but good because I spend the DF was reik polanco on "mixup" surprise came to sign autographs that day was really special for me as it is a great pleasure my group is really unexplainable the feeling you have at that moment is inexplicable

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JohnM 25 April, 2013 - 12:09

Hi martorres,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
All the Lady Gaga fans were very excited that day - it was an interesting experience :)
John

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yisus rock 25 April, 2013 - 03:57

I have never seen any celebrity, but I would really like to see one. I would take lots of pictures and upload them everywhere so that everyone could see. Though, I would feel bad for them, I wouldn't like anyone taking lots of pictures of me without my permission.

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JohnM 25 April, 2013 - 12:05

That's the dilemma!
I couldn't resist taking a picture but I did feel guilty.
Thanks for commenting :)

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Cerecitaaah 25 April, 2013 - 03:02

The news lady gaga was awesome for that person going to meet a celebrity, nor know when you can see a famous person, that person was lucky to be there and see Lady gaga.

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ellen 24 April, 2013 - 17:30

Hi Merlin!
Thank you very much.
Okey, I am sue I came to Albania.And You welcame Azerbaijan.
Yes , Azerbaijan have got many historical palaces. For example, Maidan Tower,The Shirvanshahs palace, Gobustan and s/on
Do you know about Azerbaijan historical palaces?
I waiting your comment~

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Jonathan - Coor... 24 April, 2013 - 02:57

Hi rina! Do you mean here, on this website? When you write a comment it won't appear immediately. That's because we need to check and approve all the comments first. So don't worry, your comment will appear a little later. Does that answer your question?
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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merlin 22 April, 2013 - 15:11

hello Ellen i read your description about your country and i liked .I am from albania .Here are o lot places to visit .We are a small country but if you see one of our seas you will be amazed also our food is delicious .albania has a lot of castles that date back millions of years earlier and the histories are very intersting .You are welcome .

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Feerstar_O97 22 April, 2013 - 01:25

I agree with John the stars also need their privacy, but also should take into account the fans who have, and if they see them on the street will be thrilled, I've seen Noel schajris in a square in Mexico was very exciting.

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Nadxiely Ricardez 21 April, 2013 - 20:43

Well i think this notice is interesting.
I never see a pop star but if i see one maybe go to take me a picture with this celebrity and probably show it to my friends.

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ellen 19 April, 2013 - 10:51

Hello yuri1518 . You are Mexiko. Mexiko.it is very nice country.
So I do.I have never seen a celebrity in the street just at their concerts .
Have you been to Azerbaijan?
How old are you?
Please answer..........................................................................

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yuri1518 18 April, 2013 - 01:55

good I think this event was fun and exciting because without being a amateur and did it unexpectedly watch and record a famous pop star in the world and it was worth the wait because not every day you get to see one experienced pop star

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Lavender 14 April, 2013 - 17:43

I like Lady Gaga. She looks like a bad woman because of her fashion style. Many people call it crazy, weird, disgusting... But I call it creative. She and her staff must have a lot of ideas so that she can always look new every time she appears. And she also has a clear life now. She's working hard and faithful to with her awesome boyfriend I think.

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JohnM 15 April, 2013 - 16:03

I agree that she is very creative, both in her image and her music. Whether she goes too far or not, she is definitely talented. Thanks for sharing - it's great to hear from a fan :)

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Lavender 22 April, 2013 - 10:00

I'm not a Little Monster actually :)) But I think we can't judge her by her appearance but by her music and her life style. That's all ^^ Thanks for replying John :)))

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ellen 11 April, 2013 - 17:58

Hello GeovasMartinez . So I do.I have never seen a celebrity in the street just at their concerts .
Have you been to Azerbaijan?
How old are you?
Please answer..........................................................................

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GeovasMartinez 9 April, 2013 - 23:47

I have never seen any celebrity, but I would really like to see one. I would take lots of pictures and upload them everywhere so that everyone could see. Though, I would feel bad for them, I wouldn't like anyone taking lots of pictures of me without my permission.

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Balsam 9 April, 2013 - 12:41

ohhh!!! that's amazing No i haven't seen celebrities but i would like to see .. (one day)

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ellen 8 April, 2013 - 17:16

Hi Stela.M.
Azerbaijan has many historic places.
My favorite singers Rihanna and Taylor Swift.
I like Rihanna ~Diamonds~ music.
It is amazing.
I have got one brother.
Do you like sport?
What is favorite sport?
What is education system Albania?
can you tell me more about your town ,your country
Thanks~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Stela.M 7 April, 2013 - 19:08

hi ellen.....i'm here with my cousins and they want to learn more about azerbaijan.....who are the most famous singers there? traditional dishes..pleaseeeeeeeeeeee tell me moreeeeeeeeeee ...love your new friend stella

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Stela.M 7 April, 2013 - 16:00

hi again ellen......i see you are interested in me ...........i have a little brother called stiven and he is only 4 years old..................i'm a bit"crazy",sociable ,honest and a good friend.............my favourite song is you belong with me taylor swift(<333333333333) and my favourite movie is "achtste groepers huilen niet"
what about you??? can you tell me more about your town ,your country because i don't know too much about azerbaijan.........love stelaaaa

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ellen 5 April, 2013 - 16:10

Hi. My new friend Stela.M. My favorite singers Rihanna, Taylor swift, Selena Gomez and a.on.
........i have never been to Albania!!!!
Have you got sister and brother?
You have a good read?
What are your main features of your character?
Did in your school make the same? And can you tell me about your hobbies? What do you like to make when you have free time?
What English songs do you like? And movies? Please answer.....)))))

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Stela.M 4 April, 2013 - 19:18

hi ellen.....i'm 14 years old......i'm from albania.....my favourite singers are:eminem,beyonce,rihanna and rita ora .......and no........i have never been to azerbaijan!!!! best wishes your new friend stela

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