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Posted: 8:24 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014

Photos: Lady Gaga performs private concert for Microsoft in Atlanta  

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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga in Atlanta.

By Jennifer Brett

Lady Gaga performed a private concert for Microsoft in downtown Atlanta on Friday night.

Crews worked much of the day to construct the stage, where Gaga and her crew danced and pranced the night away.

Gaga was in Atlanta not too long ago, for a sold-out show on May 6 at Philips Arena, among the stops on her tour billed “artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour.”

My colleague Melissa Ruggieri's review after that show observed, "She goes out of her way to make her fans feel special in a way that someone of her stature really doesn’t need to, yet no matter how big the venues get, she hasn’t lost her ability to share her gratitude with the people who turned her into an arena-sellout superstar."

Of her get-ups at the time, Melissa wrote, "Of course there were wild costumes spackled with sequins. Angel wings and clam shell bras. G-strings and neon pink girlie skirts. Powder blue tentacles that could have been swiped from the “Return of the Jedi” costume room. Wigs that ranged from platinum bobs to “Wicked” green panels with bangs to Amy Winehouse-ish bouffants."

Because Friday night's concert was a private corporate affair reviewers were not there, but from the photos it looks like Gaga thrilled the crowd with a set that might have been familiar to concert goers.

It seems like this was a quick business trip for Gaga. Her busy Twitter feed doesn't make mention of Atlanta. (No plugs for Microsoft, either). Instead she excitedly tweeted about her collaboration with Tony Bennett.

Bennett, who talked to Melissa about the performance partnership a while back, and Gaga are at it again today.

"Come to 60th St. and Broadway tomorrow at 6 p.m. wearing your jazziest formal attire and you may be given a ticket to Tony and Lady Gaga's television taping," Bennett's Facebook page posted on Sunday.

We're guessing Gaga will leave her octopus costume at home for that gig.

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