Lady GaGa has gained international fame for her often-bizarre and always-dazzling performances.
In China, there is word on the street of a new performer in town who rivals Lady Gaga in audacity of dress and performance with one not-so-subtle difference – he’s a 70 year old man.
The man, going by the alias of Cao Liu yet known throughout China as Old Man Gaga, appears in a sexy, bright red one piece and heels with a blonde twin-ponytail wig.
According to locals, Old Man Gaga began performing on the streets 8 months ago, complete with a life-sized banner that reads Cao Liu’s Live House. He has come to perform nightly in the past 3 months, drawing crowds of people who come to see the bizarre spectacle that may just be the Chinese music industry’s next big thing.
Liu is said to have loved singing since he was a child and listening to his vivid voice leaves us with no doubt that he is a certified diva. Liu’s dancing is also deceptively bold and sensual for his age. The crowd can’t seem to help themselves from showering Lie with cheers and applause, and even some of the locals say that they genuinely enjoy his performance.
Liu comments on his performance: “I live alone and singing is about the only thing I have to kill time. So I though, why don’t I do it in a way that everyone can enjoy it?”
Regarding his choice of costume Liu grins: “Anyone that sees me in this kind of get-up is sure to stop, right?”
With nearly a year of performing under his belt, Liu has begun to gather a small fan base and frequently receives flowers and tips.
Still, as most of his numbers are limited to Chinese folk songs, international fame may be far off for Old Man Gaga.