Little Monsters Go Gaga for Their Lady

About 20,000 fans crowded the streets and sidewalks around Rockefeller Plaza for the "TODAY" show's Lady Gaga concert Friday. It was the largest crowd NBC has ever seen for one of its summer concerts.

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Lady Gaga says she loves her fans more than any artist in the world. Judging by the crowd, they love her just as much.
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: A shot of fans awaiting the performance of Lady Gaga on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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More fans -- a record crowd of nearly 20,000 flooded the plaza to see their favorite pop diva perform.
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Show me your teeth!
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Media personality Meredith Vieira models a pair of cigarette glasses created by a Lady Gaga fan during a taping of NBC's "Today" in Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Love those glasses, Gaga.
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga and a dancer perform on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga does sound check prior to her performance on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Gaga waves to the massive crowd, unlike any before seen at a Rockefeller Plaza concert.
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga (C) and her dancers perform on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Rock the rain, Gaga.
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Nope, that's not sweat (well, not all of it).
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Ga ga, oh la la.
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Gaga's second song showed off her mad skills and variety as a musician.
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga does sound check prior to her performance on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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The concert was epic.
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Gaga rocked out to "Bad Romance" in this white getup.
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Who else wears a sequined bra while smiling on top of a piano?
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And then switches effortlessly to black.
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Ga, ga, oh la la!
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga does sound check prior to her performance on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Whoa whoa whoooa o o o.
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Yes, it was real rain.
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But it didn't dampen anyone's spirits, especially Lady Gaga's.
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Gaga sank a three-song set.
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Some fans fainted from heat exhaustion and didn't get to see the amazing show.
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And it was amazing.
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At 20,000 fans, it was the largest crowd NBC has ever seen for its TODAY show summer concert series.
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Lady Gaga sent her fans that stayed out all night to see her pizza and water at about 11 p.m. Thursday.
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Lady Gaga made sure her fans got their wait's worth, even though she got drenched.
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Fans started lining up on 48th Street by 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
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Lady Gaga and her dancers rehearsed at 6:40 a.m. and came on live at 8:30 a.m. for the TODAY show.
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Lady Gaga kicked off the show with the song, "Someone To Watch Over Me."
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Once the show got started, it started drizzling, cooling off fans but also complicating filming.
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The drizzle soon turned into downpours, but Lady Gaga trudged on.
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She topped off the event with the song "Alejandro."
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After finishing the show, Lady Gaga was visibly moved by her fans' support.
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - JULY 09: Singer Lady Gaga performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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