Lady Gaga concert rescheduled to Monday, May 12

Nick Laham

Lady Gaga's concert at Verizon Center has been rescheduled to Monday, May 12 due to the possibility of a conflict with the Washington Wizards and their playoff series. It was originally scheduled for Thursday, May 15.

The scheduling conflict between Wizards fans and the "Little Monsters" has come to an end.

According to a press release from Monumental Sports, the concert date has been moved from Thursday, May 15 to Monday, May 12 to remove a possible scheduling conflict if the Wizards' second round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers extends to six games. Here is a statement that David Touhey, the Verizon Center's Senior Vice President and General Manager had to say on the matter:

We apologize to Lady Gaga and to her fans for any inconvenience in having to reschedule her show at Verizon Center. We also want to thank her and her fans for their flexibility and understanding. Lady Gaga has been extremely accommodating in working with us to reschedule her tour date given the Wizards potential playoff game, and we are looking forward to her show.

So what did Lady Gaga and her camp have to do in order to make this work? What happened was that two concert dates were swapped. Lady Gaga was originally scheduled to have a concert at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on May 12. However, with the scheduling change, the Philadelphia concert is now rescheduled for Thursday, May 15.

I also wrote about a hypothetical scenario where the Lady Gaga concert could have been rescheduled to Friday, May 16, which also is the same day when the Washington Mystics would have a regular season game. That didn't happen, so their fans should also be happy that their game will not be rescheduled or held at another venue.

So all-in-all, let's give Lady Gaga props for rescheduling the concert under short notice. The Wizards should give her an autographed jersey as a gift.

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