Even before the first note of Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show, it was clear the audience was in for something different. The pop artist arrived in classic Gaga mode, leotard and rhinestones to boot—but the telling sign was the harness on her waist, equipped with wires to make her fly. After covering Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land"—the most political Gaga got during the halftime show—she made history with the most magical entrance ever, as she zipped into the stadium.
Lady Gaga's Super Bowl theatrics didn't stop there. During her eight-song set, which included "The Edge of Glory," "Poker Face," "Born This Way," "Just Dance," and, closer, "Bad Romance," she performed on a handful of different stages. She played the piano. She played the keytar. She talked on a telephone that looked like a shard of a broken mirror, lit up neon pink, during "Telephone." She also underwent an outfit change—discarding her dazzling bodysuit for a football jersey-like crop top—and a makeup change, removing the glittering eye patches she opened the show with.
Relive Gaga's performance over and over again below.
Lady Gaga's Most Naked, Bloody, and Gaga-esque Performances
Back in 2007, Gaga took to the Lollapalooza stage in a silver bra and knee-high stockings.
Gaga staged her own death–a VMA’s first–while performing “Paparazzi” in 2009.
Gaga dueted with close friend Elton John for the 2010 Grammy Awards, sharing a piano apparently filled with zombies.
For a 2011 performance on Good Morning America, the singer flew high above the crowd in Central Park.
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The 2011 VMA’s gave birth to Gaga’s male alter-ego, Jo Calderone.
Crawling out of a egg is one way to make an entrance, per Gaga’s 2011 Grammy Awards performance.
Back at the VMA’s in 2013, Gaga went full mermaid, complete with a seashell bikini.
Gaga got up close and very personal with R.Kelly for a presidential themed performance at the 2013 American Music Awards.
Gaga went into the woods for her tribute to The Sound of Music at the 2015 Academy Awards.
The singer became a walking, talking Jeff Koons statue during her Artpop tour.
At last year’s Super Bowl, Gaga sang the National Anthem while clad in a very patriotic Marc Jacobs suit.
The singer did her best Bowie impression while honoring the late icon at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
A group of sexual assault survivors joined Gaga for an emotional performance of “Til It Happens to You” at the 2016 Oscars.
Promoting her new album Joanne, Gaga embarked on a dive bar tour, including a stop at New York’s The Bitter End.
The singer jumped atop a piano for her 2016 appearance on Saturday Night Live.
The singer got emotional–and barefoot–performing at the 2016 American Music Awards.
Gaga held her own at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, sharing the runway with top models, including Kendall Jenner.
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