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Lady Gaga's Big, Queer, High-Flying, Mic-Dropping Halftime Show

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Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Halftime show didn't disappoint, and though there was some chatter over how overtly political she might be—or be allowed to be by the conservative NFL—she kept things light, upbeat, and positive.

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Gags opened the number on the roof, belting out "This Land Is Your Land" against a starry American flag, the repeating the last lines of the Pledge of Allegiance, before diving off into the stadium.

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Landing on what appears to be a discarded scaffold from Mad Max: Fury Road—

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—Gaga launched into "Poker Face," along with some fabulously awkward marionette choreo (#PuppetFace). 

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During "Born This Way," the Lady gave a shout-out to the LGBTQ community, bringing the total amount of times you've heard "transgender" during the Super Bowl Halftime show to one.

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And this took place, notably, in Texas, which is not only flirting with a controversial bathroom bill similar to North Carolina's, but also recently saw the first trans mayor in the state's history.

Gaga kept plowing through the hits, knocking out a Beyoncé-less "Telephone" and a keytar-assisted "Just Dance" before settling down at her piano for something more the Houston crowd's speed, "A Million Reasons" from Joanne.

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A quick wardrobe change later and Lady G took it on home with "Bad Romance," then threw the goddamn mic down and ended the performance on a brilliantly cheesy move perfectly fitting for the Super Bowl.

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Nice hands, Germanotta. Check out the performance in full below:

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