“Ryan starts talking again, introducing someone or something. He says the word “provocative,” which can only mean Lady Gaga. Happening right after the moment where the country-singing teenagers gave their teachers free American cars, it’s like the show is saying, Okay, flyovers, you can go back to hating everything that’s not you. Lady Gaga stands atop a huge Styrofoam mountain, wearing a hat that looks like a bedazzled samosa. She starts into “Edge of Glory” and reminds everyone who says she’s some lesser version of Madonna that she can actually sing. She plays some power chords on her mountaintop keyboard and does a sexy dance with a dude while she’s up there. Why not, right? You don’t get to hang out on these Styrofoam mountains every day, make the most of it. That’s what Tim McGraw says. Down in the foothills of the stage, Clarence Clemons shows up dressed as Darkman to play a sax solo that mostly can’t be heard. I don’t know if it’s bad sound in the studio or he needs a new reed or someone dumped lobster bisque in his bell. The song ends with Lady Gaga and her dancer dude falling off the cliff onto an unseen mattress. I’m assuming there was a mattress. If they didn’t make it, I’m sure you’d have heard by now.”—American Idol Finale Recap: Paul F. Tompkins Loves That It’s Over So Big — Vulture
Any plans for the next Film Force Forever? Had a blast at the inaugural one.
It’s definitely going to happen early next month. I was gonna make a poster for it, but that’s sort of holding the whole thing up, so maybe I’ll just scale it back and make a simple graphic for an announcement next week.