‘More Open’ Bali Ready to Host Lady Gaga Concert
Bali Governor I Made Mangku Pastika said he would not mind if the planned concert of Lady Gaga was moved from Jakarta to Bali, as long as the police guaranteed security at the event.
“I think it’s no problem, if they are willing to follow our regulations. It should not disturb the norms existing in Bali and Indonesia,” the governor said on Tuesday, in response to suggestions that the concert be held in Bali.
Chairman of the Bali Regional Legislative Council (DPRD)’s Commission I I Made Arjaya earlier said Bali was ready to host Lady Gaga’s concert.
“Although it was turned down in Jakarta, it’s different in Bali. We are open. Just move the concert to Bali. We are in fact happy because Bali will become more famous,” he added.
“The visit of Lady Gaga, a singer who is famous among young people throughout the world, will help promote Bali’s tourism,” Arjaya explained.
“We welcome her. The visit of Lady Gaga is purely for the sake of arts. We support her concert on this Island of Gods,” the politician of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) said.
Ni Made Sumiati, a Balinese politician, also welcomed the idea of moving the concert to Bali.
“Bali is dynamic, flexible. There is no problem in holding a concert in Bali. And I am sure it will not affect the morality of Balinese people. So why should we be worried?” she said.