This past weekend I experienced something beyond my wildest dreams by attending the Lady Gaga concert. I had a lot of fun, and words cannot even describe her show. The massive castle-inspired set pieces, magnificent couture dresses, high-tech effects, talented dancers, and powerhouse vocals were all over the top in every way possible. But then again, it is Lady Gaga we’re talking about here, so we should expect no less. This past Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, I not only had the opportunity of watching an amazing performance by someone that has an extraordinary affection for her fans, but also hearing a very motivational speech. When it comes to not letting other people drag you down, Lady Gaga (whom also occasionally refers to herself as Mother Monster) is the person to look up to. No matter how many times she heard the word “no” and was told to change by producers in the music industry, that only made her stronger. Life is too short to act like somebody you don’t want to be. She never loses sight of who she is. Her confidence and ability to truly not care what others think is inspirational. Thank you, Lady Gaga, for teaching so many people that it’s okay to be yourself and be different. In fact, it’s encouraged.