by Bill Forman
It was the Fall of 2008 when Indy music writer Tom Lanham interviewed the former Stefani Germanotta, whose club hit "Let's Dance" had yet to cross over into the pop world. In fact, her debut album, The Fame, still hadn't been released in America. (It was already out in Europe and Canada.)
All that changed pretty quickly. The album came out here on Oct. 28, the Indy interview was printed on November 13, and the artist played Denver the following night (opening for New Kids on the Block, whom we somehow never got around to interviewing).
So hats off to Tom for his foresight, and to you too, if you made it up there for the gig.
Either way, you can still join us in a trip down Gaga Memory Lane by checking out the interview here. Then you can post a link to your favorite fan site and watch it go viral.
Self-serving? You bet. But hey, it's still a great interview.