Though Lady Gaga is one of today’s biggest pop stars, it wasn’t always that way.
This video from 2008 shows our girl performing in an Ikea parking lot (yes, A PARKING LOT) and giving us the performance of our lives:
Her debut album The Fame had just been released a few months prior and Gaga made this lil’ stage feel like a goddamn arena!
She did all this in support of Rady’s Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Goes to show she’s been charitable since day one!
Leave it to Mama Monster to go from this…
…to the single biggest stage in the world in just under a decade.
Dreams DO come true!