Video of granddad's reaction to surprise Lady Gaga concert tickets goes viral

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Published on July 3, 2019 - Duration: 01:58s

Video of granddad's reaction to surprise Lady Gaga concert tickets goes viral

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VIDEO CONTAINS PROFANE LANGUAGE IN SHOT 4 VIDEO SHOWS: JIM KENYON REACTING TO THE NEWS THAT HE'S GOING TO SEE LADY GAGA IN CONCERT WITH HIS GRANDDAUGHTER WHITNEY AND WIFE


Video of granddad's reaction to surprise Lady Gaga concert tickets goes viral

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VIDEO CONTAINS PROFANE LANGUAGE IN SHOT 4 VIDEO SHOWS: JIM KENYON REACTING TO THE NEWS THAT HE'S GOING TO SEE LADY GAGA IN CONCERT WITH HIS GRANDDAUGHTER WHITNEY AND WIFE MARY BETH, STILL IMAGE OF RETWEET BY MUSICIAN HALSEY OF VIDEO SHOWING KENYON'S REACTION, LADY GAGA SPEAKING OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK'S STONEWALL INN RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES (JUNE 28, 2019) (MARY BETH KENYON - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY MARY BETH KENYON / TWITTER/ @BOYBEHINDBRICKS/ NO RESALES) 1.

JIM KENYON SITTING IN CHAIR 2.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) MARY-BETH KENYON, SAYING (FROM OFF CAMERA): "Okay, here we go.... I need to know if you have anything on your calendar for May seventh of next year.

Can you look at your calendar?" 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) JIM KENYON, SAYING (AS HE LOOKS AT HIS CALENDAR): "May seventh 2020....that's a Thursday....you know I'm booked all day." MARY-BETH KENYON: "With what??

Well how about the evening?

Are you booked in the evening at 8pm." JIM KENYON: "8pm on the seventh, on a Thursday night in May, I think I'm open." MARY-BETH KENYON: "Would you like to go to a concert maybe on that evening?

Maybe in Las Vegas???" JIM KENYON: "Gaga?

Oh my gosh I just got goosebumps!" INTERNET (DATE UPLOADED - JUNE 29, 2019) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 4.

STILL IMAGE OF RETWEET OF THE VIDEO OF KENYON'S REACTION BY MUSICIAN HALSEY READING (ENGLISH): " THIS IS SO FCJKING CUTE" NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JUNE 28, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 5.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGER, AND ACTOR, LADY GAGA, SAYING: "I really, really love you." 6.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGER, AND ACTOR, LADY GAGA, SAYING: "In the most beautiful of ways that I will never forget, my whole life changed because of you.

I'm trembling speaking to you.

You're making me nervous." 7.

PEOPLE TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS 8.

VARIOUS OF LADY GAGA ON STAGE 9.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGER, AND ACTOR, LADY GAGA, SAYING: "I look at the older generation and how you have fought to create a safe, more tolerant space for our youth.

It used to be unheard of to even come out of the closet or be expected in any way to declare who you are." 10.

PEOPLE LOOKING ON 11.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGER, AND ACTOR, LADY GAGA, SAYING: "Happy Pride!" STORY: A video showing a U.S. grandfather's endearing reaction to a set of surprise Lady Gaga concert tickets has gone viral.

The video shows Jim Kenyon of Michigan gasping "Gaga" as his wife Mary-Beth announces that they and their granddaughter Whitney are heading to Las Vegas to see the musician in concert in May 2020.

The clip was uploaded to social media by Whitney on Friday (June 28) and has since been viewed 5.1 million times.

Whitney told Reuters that since the video has been uploaded, Park MGM hotel (the company behind the Lady Gaga's Las Vegas residency) has invited the lucky trio to go to the concert in October 2019 rather than May 2020 to meet the star with a complimentary flight and hotel stay.

(Production: Eleanor Whalley)

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