Dallas Voice contributor Brent Paxton was among those who made it over to the Round-Up Saloon on Sunday night for Lady Gaga’s performance. Paxton, a videographer who goes by the nickname “B-Pax,” reports that things inside the club were pretty wild. He says Round-Up staff members came around before the performance — which didn’t begin until after 1 a.m. — and threatened to ban him from the club for life if he shot video of Gaga. For life! So instead B-Pax managed to get these photos, but even that wasn’t easy. There was a lot of pushing and shoving in the crowd. He says he almost got knocked to the ground a few times, not to mention trying to hold on to his camera.
UPDATE: Despite the ban on professional video, we’ve had a few people send us footage from the performance. Watch the best one we’ve seen so far by going here.
UPDATE No. 2: Alan Pierce, co-owner of the Round-Up, explained that the club had very short notice that Gaga was coming, so they enlisted some of their regular customers to volunteer to secure the dancefloor for Gaga’s performance. Pierce, who was out of town at the time, said Gaga’s representatives told club management that no professional video would be allowed. Pierce said he apologizes if some of the volunteers may have been overzealous, and anyone with concerns can contact him through the club’s website or Facebook page.