The Meaning Behind My URL:
This happened at my Monster Ball on Gaga’s birthday, March 28th, 2011. It’s the meaning behind my URL and the reason why I am so strong and confident today.
“I want to tell you a little story. So, one of my favorite presents I was given for my birthday, is from everyone who takes care of my clothes backstage, the wardrobe department. They bought me an original pair of one of the sets of shoes that Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz. Little did they know that I have a real background with these shoes. Because, number one, the Monster Ball was created as a sort of punk rock answer to the Wizard of Oz. But secondly, because when I was in High School we did the Wizard of Oz at school and I auditioned for the show and the biggest bully who bullied me as a kid got Dorothy. And she was older than me and I will never forget it, because I wanted to be Dorothy so bad. I was in eighth grade, and she was a senior. I definitely deserved to get it, but I didn’t get it. I remember she would speak in the dressing room while she was getting ready. I was one of the people in the chorus, the worst role. She used to pour Coca-Cola on her shoes to keep her from slipping on stage. She would pour Coca-Cola on her shoes and look at me and say ‘Just in case I slip in my ruby slippers.’ Stupid bitch. So as a testament to the Wizard of Oz in my life, which ended up a little bit differently, I just wanted to say on behalf of myself and all of those bullied around the world, now these fucking ruby slippers are mine. So if you don’t feel like Dorothy today, maybe you feel like a song in the chorus, or a scarecrow, or you feel like the Tinman or the Wicked Witch, just know that you always have the opportunity in your life to change things and that someday someone will hand you a pair of ruby slippers!… And you know, I also feel like in a lot of ways you are my ruby slippers, because I realized turning 25 today, was that none of the money, or the riches, or the magazines mean anything. What means everything to me is all of you, is the journey getting here, is the memory of getting here. And thats what Dorothy’s slippers were, they weren’t the shoes on her feet, it was the voyage that made them so special. So, thank you for being my ruby slippers, Monsters, I love you.”
“My momma told me when I was young, someday those ruby slippers will be yours; She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on and she said ‘Don’t cry baby anymore.’”
1 year ago