Photos: Lady Gaga & Scissor Sisters @ MSG

Lady Gaga came home to her native NYC on Monday night, bringing the Monster Ball show to Madison Square Garden with the Scissor Sisters opening.

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Lady Gaga came home to her native NYC on Monday, bringing the Monster Ball show to Madison Square Garden for the second night of the second round of her tour. HBO taped the show—the first of two tapings—for her forthcoming special. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Ana Matronic and Jake Shears: The Scissor Sisters warmed the crowd for Lady Gaga. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears looked as demure as always in black patent chaps. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Ana Matronic and the gang drew heavily from their latest album "Night Work." Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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The Scissor Sisters have called Lady Gaga a “kindred spirit.” Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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The Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears is known for stripping down during some of the group's early live performances, but he remained clothed at MSG. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Ever the provocateuse, Gaga wore a sheer rubber dress and nun's habit to perform "Love Game." Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Gaga kept things decentish under her rubber dress with the help of a little garment tape. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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“Tonight, I want you to forget all of your insecurities because I didn't used to be brave but you have made me brave, little monsters," Gaga told the crowd. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Even Gaga’s manicure was over the top. "If you think I'm going to go on HBO without fingernails, you're wrong.” Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Despite rumors that Beyoncé might make an unscheduled appearance, Gaga performed "Telephone" solo. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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"My name is Lady Gaga, and I was born and raised in the unbreakable streets of New York City," Gaga told the crowd. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Special effects included Gaga's glowing groin. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Lady Gaga. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Gaga's bass player shreds before one of the backdrop's neon signs. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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The NYFD got a shout-out: “God bless the New York Fire Department. They told me I couldn't light my piano on fire." Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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References to NYC abounded. "Are we gonna get divided now if I put this on?" she asked, donning a Yankees cap. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Neon signs created a street scene as a nod to Gaga's beloved NYC. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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"And when they ask you 'How was Lady Gaga?' you can tell them we burned the place to the f---ing ground.” Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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