May 28, 2011
*The following exerpt is taken from Lady Gaga's Madison Square Garden concert during The Monster Ball Tour*
"You know, I didn't used to be brave. In fact, I wasn't very brave at all. But you have made me brave, little monsters. And New York made me brave. So now I'm gonna be brave for you."
"Tonight, I want you to forget all of your insecurities. I want you to reject anyone or anything that's made you feel like you don't belong, or don't fit in, or made you feel like you're not good enough, or pretty enough, or thin enough, or can't sing well enough, or dance well enough, or write a song well enough, or LIKE YOU'LL NEVER WIN A GRAMMY, OR LIKE YOU'LL NEVER SELL OUT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN! YOU JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU'RE A GODDAMN SUPERSTAR, AND YOU WERE BORN THIS WAY!"
"Let tonight be your liberation of all those things."
"I used to pick up my leather boots on that street and I would go down the stairs to the 9 train, and I'd take the 9 train downtown, and then I'd get on the L train and take it across town, and I'd go to dance class, and I would pray, and I would dream that someday, one person would believe in me."
"So when you leave here tonight, know that at least one person believes in you."
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