Watch: Lady Gaga performs in an IKEA parking lot almost a decade ago
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We all know Lady Gaga as one of music's biggest superstars, but folks, she wasn't born that way. A video has been unearthed that shows just how down to earth Lady Gaga's foundation was. In 2008, she found herself playing a small stage outside in the parking lot of an IKEA store, all in the name of charity. The show was in support of Rady's Children's Hospital of San Diego, and as she told the audience, "you better have toys with you!" Despite sound issues and the humble stage, Gaga and her backup dancers gave the performance their all, offering a once-in-a-lifetime moment for those lucky enough to be there. Judging by the pandemonium that was the crowd, Lady Gaga was just steps away from fame.

Coming a long way from her debut album The Fame, Gaga is in the middle of her massive Joanne world tour. Earlier this year, she headlined the Superbowl Half Time Show, one of the biggest moments of the year for pop music. Not forgetting her roots, Gaga has one smaller show coming up this week, as part of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour. Now on her fifth album, Joanne, Lady Gaga has become the story that any aspiring musician hopes to achieve. Clawing her way to the top on her own hard work, it is moments from such as these that are reminders to her fans of why she is so special. While Gaga won't be playing parking lots again anytime soon, it's fun to remember just how far she has come.