BY COLLIN CZARNECKI
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Lady Gaga fever is alive and well in Nashville right now.
After 24 hours of rumors and speculation, the pop star confirmed that she will be kicking off her “dive bar” tour Wednesday night at East Nashville’s The 5 Spot music venue.
A group of about 30 lucky fans were gathered in front of the venue Wednesday afternoon when Lady Gaga rolled up in an old school Ford Bronco around 4 p.m. Dressed in a pink cowboy hat and a “Spread Love It’s The Nashville Way” t-shirt, she hopped out and greeted fans and took some selfies with them as well.
“Love The 5 Spot,” Lady Gaga said. “(I think my fans) are pretty rock ‘n’ roll.”
Before Gaga showed up to The 5 Spot, fans had been gathering near the venue since late last night.
Earlier in the afternoon, Justin Nelms, dressed in a Lady Gaga t-shirt, danced to “Bad Romance” in the parking lot in front of the venue. Nelms, along with Gandara Gallishaw, had been camping out since 12:30 a.m. They were the first fans to arrive and made the drive up from Atlanta late last night to claim their spot.
“We’ve been here since about 12:30 last night,” Helms said. “Around 3 or 4 in the morning we saw (Lady Gaga) get in her car really quickly and leave. But that’s all we’ve seen or heard so far.”
According to a press release from Anheuser-Busch, who has partnered with Lady Gaga for the tour, Gaga will be playing dive bars across the country to perform songs from her new album, Joanne, which drops Oct. 21. Gaga’s Nashville performance at The 5 Spot is set to be streamed live.
Two additional dive bar concert dates will be performed and streamed live on Bud Light’s Facebook page on Oct. 20 and 27, according to Anheuser-Busch.
Emily Ries joined the crowd around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon and came by to see if there were any announcements about tickets for the show.
“Everyone is saying you’ve got to be at the right place at the right time, so I think that’s what everyone is waiting for. Something’s got to give eventually,” Ries said. “It’s going to be nuts when it does though.”