Lady Gaga celebrated her 28th birthday by kicking off a seven-show residency at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom venue.
The Poker Face hitmaker's headlining stint marks the last gigs at the concert hall, which will officially close following her last date on 7 April (14).
She wrote on Twitter.com ahead of the first show on Friday (28Mar14), "Time to give Roseland the goodbye it deserves, with all the roses in NY!"
Gaga arrived at the venue wearing a sheer body suit covered in strategically placed red roses and she also posted a picture from her dressing room, adding, "It's showtime baby! So far this has been the best bday (birthday) ever!"
She played to an audience which included her actor boyfriend Taylor Kinney and fun. frontman Nate Ruess, and closed the show by telling the crowd, "Thanks for making this the best birthday ever."
The shows serve as a warm-up for the singer's ArtRave: The Artpop Ball world tour, which kicks off in Florida on 4 May (14).