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Lady Gaga tickets sell like hot cakes in Taipei

2012/03/24 16:46:22

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) Fans scrambled for tickets to a Lady Gaga concert scheduled for May in Taipei Saturday, with the lower-priced tickets selling like hot cakes.

Sales began at 9 a.m. at the National Taiwan University Sports Center, where tickets from NT$1,800 (US$61) to NT$2,800 sold out very quickly.

The most expensive seats for the May 17 concert were priced at NT$12,800, breaking the NT$12,000 record set by American rock band the Eagles last year.

One of the "Little Monsters" -- as Lady Gaga fans are known -- paid NT$6,000 for a NT$5,800 ticket, saying he admired Gaga's talent.

The American pop diva, who promised a full-scale gig during her first visit to Taiwan for a mini concert last July, will rock local fans with hits from her album "Born This Way," her debut album "The Fame" and "The Fame Monster."

The Goth-styled show, titled "The Born This Way Ball," will also feature medieval castles and a "monster pit" in stage designs in what the diva described as "more of a musical than a concert."

The concert will take place at the Taipei World Trade CenterNangang Exhibition Hall. (Amy Huang and Scully Hsiao)