Before she was Lady Gaga, she was a club singer in a disco ball

Isn’t this photo heaven? I couldn’t decide if one of Lady Gaga’s backup dancers was really a man or not but even in 2008 it seemed that Lady Gaga would be destined to be a new gay idol thanks to her outrageous get ups and pop friendly songs.

The Grammy award winner clawed her way from a girl working the club scene and music festival circuit to one who was invited by perform at the A|X Music Lounge at the Winter Music Conference in 2008, singing three songs which included Paparazzi and Let’s Dance. Even before she brought in the no-pants look, she was sporting them in the form of a disco ball.

Ah Gaga, what a change a proper record deal and costume designer can do for a girl.

Check out the video of her performing below.