ATHERTON, Calif. -- Pop singer Lady Gaga was among the guests at a Silicon Valley fundraiser for President Barack Obama.
The intimate gathering was held under a tent in the yard of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg on Sunday night. Gaga wore a black, sleeveless gown and high heels, and with her hair piled up she towered over the Silicon Valley elites who were paying up to $35,800 per couple to attend.
Gaga attended as a paying guest. She said last week that she wanted to meet with Obama to discuss her concerns about bullying, but it wasn't clear whether the two would be having that discussion.
UPDATE: The White House traveling press corps pool offered additional information on Gaga's appearance at the event. The pop star sat in a middle table, standing when the President entered. Obama spoke for eight minutes, and did not acknowledge Gaga, but, according to the report, "it seems likely the two crossed paths during greetings inside the house before the dinner."
Given the outfit she was wearing, avoiding Gaga was probably impossible.
"She was wearing a floor-length sleeveless lacey black dress," the pool report relays, "her blonde hair was gathered in a bouffant up-do adorned with a black hair piece with a black veil down the back, which she swept to the side and in front of her left shoulder. (The hair added about 6 inches to her stature)."
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