An 80-strong local contingent of Lady Gaga’s “Little Monsters” descended on Auckland’s Stamford Plaza this afternoon, as their pop heroine – dressed in fluorescent orange and flanked by security – greeted fans and signed autographs ahead of her shows at Vector Arena this week, which have just benefited from the release of more tickets to all three shows. Sam Wicks joined the media scrum in the hope of putting a question to the self-described “Mother Monster”.