Watch: Gaga Soundtracks Viral Vid of Packed Gay Club that Sparks Envy on Twitter

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday January 28, 2021

Watch: Gaga Soundtracks Viral Vid of Packed Gay Club that Sparks Envy on Twitter
  (Source:Screenshot via Twitter)

A video of a packed dance floor in an Australian gay club soundtracked by Lady Gaga is going viral, sparking social media to long for the pandemic to end and even earning a response from the pop star herself, notes New York Daily News.

In the brief clip of Poof Doof, an LGBTQ bar in Melbourne, smiling and maskless patrons are seen dancing to Lady Gaga's single "911."

The viral vid even got Gaga's attention and she retweeted the clip on Jan. 25.

The scene is notable and striking, as Melbourne — and the Australian state of Victoria, on a larger level — was hit particularly hard by the pandemic. Of the 6.4 million people in the state, there are only 31 active COVID-19 cases. Furthermore, Health and Human Services reported 21 days have passed since the last case.

A few people on social media asked why the revelers weren't wearing masks on the dance floor. Australia's lockdown policy for those flying into the isolated island nation requires people to quarantine in hotels before entering into the general public. Culturally, Australians tend to value the common good over the individual, which generally explains why the nation adhered to masking and social distancing policies. As a result, Australia — unlike the U.S. — has managed the COVID-19 pandemic with relative efficiency. Meanwhile, gays in the U.S. seem to have little regard for the seriousness of pandemic, putting themselves and others at risk.

Tweeters from around the world quickly chimed in, expressing envy and jealousy in their comments on the video:

Twitter user Matt, who posted the video, said to Pink News: "I have a lot of friends overseas and I feel for them and how things have/have not been handled around the world.

"But at the same time, Melbourne endured two lockdowns, one being one of the strictest lockdowns in the world. It was tough, but we did it and pulled through and look where we are today. It was hard but it worked. We deserved a night like that night the video was taken on."

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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