Pop legend Cher confessed recently that while she was extremely excited to be part of her Las Vegas residency she didn’t enjoy it much when it began.
Her Las Vegas residency is much the same as what Britney Spears is about to embark on though Cher played around 200 shows while Britney will perform 50 shows per year for the next two years starting in December.
For Cher however the experience of playing at Caesar’s Palace 200 times from 2008 for three years wasn’t as enjoyable as the star first anticipated.
Speaking in an interview with Graham Norton the star admitted that throughout the shows the audience were old, often sedated and didn’t seem into the music at all.
The three year residency which cost around £120 million ($180 million) had to go ahead and she had to put her feelings aside. She said:
“(It was) difficult. The audience is not allowed to stand up and they are very, very old and sometimes they had walkers and oxygen masks. I’m not kidding.”
She continued: “I was angry for a long time and then finally I thought this might be the last concert they ever see and they are enjoying it in their own way. It’s not my way and it didn’t make me feel good but they were having a wonderful time.”
Cher also spoke recently with Attitude magazine about Lady Gaga and explained that each artist should be recognised as their own person and not compared to everyone else.
After being asked if there was a modern version of herself Cher said:
“None. There is no young me. If you get to be that, if you get to a certain level, you have to be the young you.”
“You can’t be the young anybody else. That’s why Gaga is Gaga and Madonna is Madonna. All these people are themselves. You can’t be the young anybody… Until I’m dead.”
“Maybe when I’m dead, someone will go, ‘Oh that’s the young Cher,’ but I like Gaga because of her audacity.”