The Monster Ball Tour at the Hala Sopot-Gdańsk (Sopot, Poland).
Before Telephone, the Little Monsters in the audience raised their “Born This Way” signs.
“I want to say thank you so much. I don’t know what I would, I don’t know what I would do without all of you. You’re the most… I don’t even know what to say. I just promise… I just promise that…I don’t even know … I promise to you, I’ll never let you down. And not for nothing: The album’s finished and it’s fucking really good, so whatever this is, whatever you just did for all of us … this thing you just did, I promise to give you the greatest album of this decade, just for you.
The funny thing is that some people reduce freedom to a brand, you know, they think that it’s trendy now to be free. They think it’s trendy to be excited about your identity. When in truth, there is nothing trendy about ‘Born This Way.’ ‘Born This Way’ is a spirit, and it is this connection that we all share. It is something so much deeper than a wig or a lipstick or an outfit or a meat dress. ‘Born This Way’ is about us, ‘Born This Way’ is about what keeps us up at night and makes us afraid. I love you so much and thank you so deeply for all you’ve done.”