OK we have all had our doubts but tonight was the first night of the delayed Tour and judging from the videos on Twitter it was epic.
Seeing her in December and finally excited
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OK we have all had our doubts but tonight was the first night of the delayed Tour and judging from the videos on Twitter it was epic.
Seeing her in December and finally excited
|by Anonymous||reply 281||November 18, 2023 1:53 AM|
It looks like her face has settled and she's lost some weight.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||October 14, 2023 11:51 PM|
I’m happy for her and all the ticket buyers
|by Anonymous||reply 2||October 14, 2023 11:51 PM|
Wow! She looks great.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||October 15, 2023 12:02 AM|
UH- Mazing! Can't wait till she comes to town. Love you Queen!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||October 15, 2023 12:02 AM|
How’s her voice?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 15, 2023 12:08 AM|
Holy shit. It does. I might go. She looks human and sounds good.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||October 15, 2023 12:17 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 15, 2023 12:24 AM|
Madonna proving people wrong again
|by Anonymous||reply 8||October 15, 2023 12:30 AM|
What is this, 1984?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 15, 2023 12:31 AM|
Remember these words when the inevitable disaster strikes.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||October 15, 2023 12:47 AM|
Looks surprisingly good!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||October 15, 2023 12:51 AM|
What about Lolahole? 😫
|by Anonymous||reply 12||October 15, 2023 12:54 AM|
No Express Yourself, No Material Girl, No Papa Don't Preach, No Sorry, No Frozen, No Borderline?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||October 15, 2023 12:58 AM|
I like the setlist and have never seen her in concert but I HATE when the crowd sings along all the time. JFC just shut up and listen to the performer. I know I'm old :)
|by Anonymous||reply 14||October 15, 2023 1:02 AM|
R13, Madonna usually changes things up at each tour stop and adds or drops songs from the setlist. Or she might do an impromptu medley of songs for the audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||October 15, 2023 1:11 AM|
She's had so many hits she can't cram all of them into one show.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 15, 2023 1:15 AM|
I love Madonna, but I'm not paying $350 for a concert ticket.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 15, 2023 1:18 AM|
[quote] I like the setlist and have never seen her in concert but I HATE when the crowd sings along all the time. JFC just shut up and listen to the performer. I know I'm old :)
At a Madonna concert you should just be grateful that SOMEONE is singing.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 15, 2023 1:19 AM|
She looks fantastic and the concert looks like a real experience.
The setlist R7 posted is amazing! What a long list of hits from 4 decades and still many of her hits aren't included. I will be very interested to hear the acoustic version of I Will Survive.
Glad it's all worked out.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||October 15, 2023 1:22 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 15, 2023 1:24 AM|
r17 For $350 you will need binoculars. Get with it, good seats for big shows are never under $600 a pop
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 15, 2023 1:24 AM|
I must admit, given her recent history I doubted her ability to put on a great concert but she proved me wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 15, 2023 1:26 AM|
The last time I went to see Madonna in 2016 the ticket cost $500. 00.
I must say that she earns because she never stops and every concert is a memorable show experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 15, 2023 1:27 AM|
*I must say that she earns it...
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 15, 2023 1:28 AM|
I truly hope she is doing better. It certainly looks like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 15, 2023 1:30 AM|
Only 20 minutes late....nice to see her punctuality is improving.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||October 15, 2023 1:30 AM|
I have seen her three times in concert. The Reinvention Tour was excellent, but the last two tours supporting shit albums were very disappointing.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 15, 2023 1:33 AM|
Singing Bad Girl, with her daughter Mercy on piano. Everything is perfect. No notes.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 15, 2023 1:33 AM|
Oops... I meant to post this clip.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||October 15, 2023 1:35 AM|
Bad Girl was the best video she ever did
|by Anonymous||reply 30||October 15, 2023 1:45 AM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 15, 2023 1:58 AM|
I assume it will eventually be on HBO/Max.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||October 15, 2023 2:00 AM|
Sad, last tour.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 15, 2023 2:14 AM|
How can you judge anything at all about this concert experience from one 5 second clip. Patently ridiculous stanning.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 15, 2023 2:15 AM|
r34 I saw a bunch of videos, any one of them was superior to the Rebel Heart tour.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 15, 2023 2:20 AM|
Why end a show like that with two duds? Who wants to hear "Bitch, I'm Madonna" or "Celebration"?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 15, 2023 2:21 AM|
Bad Girl, Nothing Really Matters, Bedtime Story...
Fuck, now I want to go!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 15, 2023 2:21 AM|
Sad last days....
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 15, 2023 2:35 AM|
Live to Tell, with screen-projection portraits of friends and others lost to AIDS was very poignant, especially when the portraits turned to collages of dozens of portraits, then multiplied to several dozen more.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||October 15, 2023 2:38 AM|
Another angle of Live to Tell.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 15, 2023 2:39 AM|
Thank you for those clips. R40 is very impressive mis en scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 15, 2023 2:49 AM|
Here are a million pictures from the Daily Mail, which I have thoughtfully archived so that you do not have to go to the site. Lots of costume changes, lots of dancers, the works.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||October 15, 2023 2:50 AM|
How did she drop all the weight? Also she obviously removed the butt implants.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 15, 2023 2:54 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||October 15, 2023 2:55 AM|
Honestly R34! - there are images, videos and concert attendee comments/reviews of the show all over the internet, media and social media.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||October 15, 2023 2:57 AM|
I take back my snark. Now that I have seen longer clips I am impressed.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||October 15, 2023 3:01 AM|
For 65, Madonna looks fantastic and she looks in control in that link R44.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||October 15, 2023 3:02 AM|
[quote]How did she drop all the weight? Also she obviously removed the butt implants.
Being hospitalized and near death will keep one slim.
I wasn't interested in this show, but now I'm wanting to see it. Perhaps a final chance to see her perform this kind of full length concert, live on the road.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||October 15, 2023 3:09 AM|
The Live To Tell tribute was very poignant.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||October 15, 2023 3:12 AM|
I know it’s picky of me given that she looks a lot better overall but I hate her tacky, too tight costumes.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||October 15, 2023 3:12 AM|
My God she has more solos than Liza in The Act.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||October 15, 2023 3:13 AM|
Wow she looks amazing and more like her old self again! Not bad for 65. Even though she's "slowing down" the pace of the show, it's actually showing off her voice on more ballads, and you can tell that she's been working hard on vocals.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||October 15, 2023 3:18 AM|
When you look past Madonna in that photo at R44, and look at the audience, you see the faces of Datalounge. Haha!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||October 15, 2023 3:34 AM|
Ha ha R53! That's exactly what I thought when I looked at it too. "Oh! - look at all those Dlers in the background" involuntarily went through my mind.
But damn Madonna looks good.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||October 15, 2023 4:05 AM|
How are her ticket sales? For those saying they changed their minds and want to go now, are there any tickets left?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||October 15, 2023 4:09 AM|
Jabba must be seething.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||October 15, 2023 4:09 AM|
Everything is sold out apart from a few tickets here and there R55.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||October 15, 2023 4:24 AM|
Confirmation she removed the ass implants?
Maybe that health scare was a big wake up call?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||October 15, 2023 4:41 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||October 15, 2023 4:44 AM|
The whole sickness thing was fake so she wouldn't have to compete and fail against Taylor and Beyonce. I guess if you're into nostalgia acts, go see her.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||October 15, 2023 4:45 AM|
[quote] I guess if you're into nostalgia acts, go see her.
You can't get a ticket. Try seeing Janet. I hear there are plenty of seats every night, every stop.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||October 15, 2023 5:01 AM|
Hasn't that been cancelled now due to poor ticket sales and lack of public interest R61? Her last tour was also cancelled for the same reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||October 15, 2023 5:09 AM|
BBC concert review >
|by Anonymous||reply 63||October 15, 2023 5:14 AM|
I wonder what she was performing here
|by Anonymous||reply 64||October 15, 2023 5:25 AM|
She's an older woman now and she accidentally let one rip R64. A little compassion, if you will.
Seriously though, I'm not seeing the great performances so many others do. I will say, to give her credit,she really does seem to love her adopted kids as much as her biological kids, for what that's worth.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||October 15, 2023 5:54 AM|
[quote] I will say, to give her credit,she really does seem to love her adopted kids as much as her biological kids, for what that's worth.
What a stupid thing to say. Why wouldn't she? There's no difference. They are her children, no matter whether biological or adopted.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||October 15, 2023 5:56 AM|
You're pretty ignorant R66 if you think parents always treat adopted kids like biological. You're also a cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||October 15, 2023 6:22 AM|
Biological kids are often damaged goods. Many should've been abortions. That's just the cold hard cruel fact of the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||October 15, 2023 6:26 AM|
R60 doing TINA
|by Anonymous||reply 69||October 15, 2023 6:59 AM|
Her adopted son is better. He may be desperate for attention like most teenagers but he’s going to be a handsome man.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||October 15, 2023 7:18 AM|
I've always like the Bette Davis Dup of Vogue. Sneaking into the Polo Club in Hartford. Dancing my ass off to this with my BFF Rachel. 16 with a fake ID.1991. Good times!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||October 15, 2023 8:47 AM|
[quote] Bad Girl was the best video she ever did
Yes, one of the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||October 15, 2023 8:59 AM|
Really good setlist, opening with Nothing Really Matters, brilliant idea, I think that song is so underrated. I would probably leave during the last 2 songs. True Blue and Power of Goodbye added at some point would be perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||October 15, 2023 9:10 AM|
Woman knows how to put on a show.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||October 15, 2023 9:17 AM|
I really like Nothing Really Matters R73. Very underrated and the video is great too. Madonna looked fantastic in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||October 15, 2023 9:46 AM|
I’m so relieved to see her first of all looking like herself again, and secondly rising from the ashes of whatever the hell has been up with her for the past couple of years. I genuinely feared the worst when it came to this tour. Go Madge!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||October 15, 2023 9:55 AM|
She's lost quite a bit of weight.
(Possibly from having liters of diseased liver fluid drained from her body, a la Judy Garland.)
It also looks like she has bingo wings and is letting a tranny manipulate her pussy and boobs.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||October 15, 2023 10:03 AM|
No telling what they've got Granny Gussie hopped up on.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||October 15, 2023 10:04 AM|
That setlist is fantastic, though, I really hope she adds Express Yourself. Seeing her in LA next year. It will be my first Madonna arena tour since 2001!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||October 15, 2023 10:33 AM|
R77 Gosh, that's shocking. Are you telling me Madonna is doing something sexual?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||October 15, 2023 11:00 AM|
God bless you gay boysl,
|by Anonymous||reply 81||October 15, 2023 12:15 PM|
Good for her and I hope that she can pull this tour off. From the photos and video clips, I actually recognize the Madonna I know. Great set list. I'd actually like to catch a show when the tour comes state side.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||October 15, 2023 3:09 PM|
I'm no fan of Madonna, OP, but I'm happy and excited for you that you're seeing her in December. We NEED our divas. Now more than ever, child.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||October 15, 2023 3:31 PM|
I know DL is generally quite anti-Madonna and pro-schadenfreude but I’m genuinely happy to see her finally pull it together. Her decline over the past 5 years was thoroughly depressing to watch, and I never imagined she’d be able to pull it together for one show much less a tour. Especially after her recent brush with death. But she actually looks like herself again and the show is getting 4/5 star reviews. I find it strangely comforting that Madonna is back to being Madonna.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||October 15, 2023 3:41 PM|
[quote] You're pretty ignorant [R66] if you think parents always treat adopted kids like biological. You're also a cunt.
No, you're the ignorant one. And you were probably beaten by your parents for good reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||October 15, 2023 4:27 PM|
Whatever you may think of Madonna, she was instrumental in formulating the acceptance of gay men in society.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||October 15, 2023 5:37 PM|
Well, she’s certainly grown into the role.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||October 15, 2023 5:47 PM|
R13 She’s done all those songs every tour. Even during the Drowned World Tour during her “I hate my old music era”, she did some of those.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||October 15, 2023 5:47 PM|
Oh R86, go fuck yourself. We took down Anita Bryant by ourselves, without Madonna.
As gay people, we earned our own social progress through activism, outreach and political gains. Will & Grace had more to do with acceptance of gay people than Madonna ever did. Please.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||October 15, 2023 5:49 PM|
I'll give her credit where credit is due. She does look better, especially her face. She looks like the original Madonna she use to be. I still hate her though and she is still a narcissist and exploits gay men/gay culture.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||October 15, 2023 5:52 PM|
I have a feeling there will be a few tweaks to the set list by the time it hits the US. Take a Bow or Rescue Me might make the cut.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||October 15, 2023 6:00 PM|
lol r64 lol 😆
|by Anonymous||reply 92||October 15, 2023 6:03 PM|
Lots of sitting in chairs during her set.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||October 15, 2023 6:09 PM|
Well this seals it...I've got to see one of the DC shows now.
Wish she was doing Causing A Commotion.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||October 15, 2023 6:24 PM|
I honestly didn't think the old girl still had it in her. She has always had excellent physical conditioning but I wasn't sure about her mental state, and was scared by that whole "bacterial infection" business. Kudos to Madge. I may try to see her next year.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||October 15, 2023 7:12 PM|
I may take a huge crap!
|by Anonymous||reply 96||October 15, 2023 7:27 PM|
R86 what a stupid comment. Fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||October 15, 2023 7:43 PM|
[quote] Whatever you may think of Madonna, she was instrumental in formulating the acceptance of gay men in society.
Indeed. Madonna stood up and celebrated gay men and gay culture in the midst of AIDS hysteria and the suffocating homophobia that accompanied it. I will always have a place in my heart for her. She absolutely did not exploit gay culture, she LEGITIMIZED it at a time when your other favorite divas were looking the other way.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||October 15, 2023 7:53 PM|
[quote] Lots of sitting in chairs during her set.
I hope so! It's a 3 hour show! I hope the imbeciles who paid all that money for tickets don't stand and block my view the whole time.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||October 15, 2023 7:57 PM|
[quote]Oh [R86], go fuck yourself. We took down Anita Bryant by ourselves, without Madonna.
[quote]As gay people, we earned our own social progress through activism, outreach and political gains. Will & Grace had more to do with acceptance of gay people than Madonna ever did. Please.
You're so fucking full of shit. Were you even around in the 80s and early 90s? Madonna was there for us. She was the only one, after Elizabeth Taylor, who stood up for us.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||October 15, 2023 7:59 PM|
[quote]Indeed. Madonna stood up and celebrated gay men and gay culture in the midst of AIDS hysteria and the suffocating homophobia that accompanied it. I will always have a place in my heart for her. She absolutely did not exploit gay culture, she LEGITIMIZED it at a time when your other favorite divas were looking the other way.
Absolutely. I'm a child of the 80s (born in '76) and Madonna was a ray of light in dark, dark, times. I will always admire her for that.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||October 15, 2023 8:01 PM|
I love that her kids were part of the show. That touches me. And she looks amazing. I doubt there’s a plastic surgeon around who thought she could repair the damage she did to her face with the overuse of fillers. And the weight loss! What a transformation!
My opinion about what Madonna did for gay acceptance is ambivalent. On the one hand she talked about AIDS and the toll it was taking on the artistic community. She put her gay dancers front and center without apology. On the other, she used, imo, gay men in particular as a means to be provocative and rebellious because that was a huge part of her shtick. Not exactly altruistic or respectful, but Madonna isn’t one to be either when it comes to anybody so at least she is consistent. I think that’s part of why her kids performing with her is kind of touching. They are not being used to give the finger or cause chatter. Just being given the opportunity to show their individual talents and interests in appropriate lengths of time during the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||October 15, 2023 8:22 PM|
Her singing on the Rain tune upthread is pretty awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||October 15, 2023 8:33 PM|
R93 better she should take sitting breaks and save her energy for live singing than flailing around the whole time and lip synching the songs. I give her a lot of credit for this comeback and I hope she stays healthy and gives the audiences a great show. It would be nice if she has consideration for her fans this time and doesn’t keep them waiting for hours. That alone would keep me away.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||October 15, 2023 8:50 PM|
Look--at some point, most female signers end up carried around the stage by chorus boys ala Julie Andrews was the last time she was in Victor/Victoria. So long as she shows up on time, performs good songs, doesn't play guitar, and keeps her chit chat to a minimum, I'm good.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||October 15, 2023 8:54 PM|
[quote]Her singing on the Rain tune upthread is pretty awful.
So right on brand, then?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||October 15, 2023 9:53 PM|
Has this been posted? Professional footage from opening night. Love the lighting. And she sounds great.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||October 15, 2023 10:31 PM|
Bad Girl live
|by Anonymous||reply 108||October 16, 2023 12:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 109||October 16, 2023 12:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 110||October 16, 2023 12:59 AM|
Rolling Stone concert review:
|by Anonymous||reply 111||October 16, 2023 1:05 AM|
Guardian concert review:
|by Anonymous||reply 112||October 16, 2023 1:06 AM|
Telegraph concert review:
|by Anonymous||reply 113||October 16, 2023 1:07 AM|
New York Times concert review:
|by Anonymous||reply 114||October 16, 2023 1:07 AM|
Wow, she looks human again. And muscle tone! She was always a workhorse, and I think the downtime she had + pandemic did a number for her mental health. With the tour, she had a goal and a purpose again.
However, how long is this tour? Will she able to sustain the same energy the whole time? I guess if Mick Jagger can, she can do.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||October 16, 2023 1:10 AM|
Incredible. I can’t wait to see her this January in Boston. I had a feeling she would not let the fans down with this show.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||October 16, 2023 1:11 AM|
She gives Julie Newmar face sometimes. Also hints of Nadja Auermann. And Madonna is short. But I haven't see her legs like this in ages.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||October 16, 2023 1:11 AM|
The old girl still has it in her!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||October 16, 2023 1:15 AM|
Maybe she needed this to get her out of her funk
|by Anonymous||reply 119||October 16, 2023 1:54 AM|
Bad Girl was trending on X/Twitter all day.
It seems to be the show's real standout highlight.
The arrangement on it, along with Mercy's piano playing, is beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||October 16, 2023 4:00 AM|
An attendee is quoted in the NYT review that the show had too much talking. But then they had a sound problem so Madonna talked until it was fixed.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||October 16, 2023 4:18 AM|
Big deal. I plan on running into Janet Jackson at the Panda Express at Thunder Valley Casino and Resort later this month, for her grand spectacular show.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||October 16, 2023 4:19 AM|
Love this woman! She looks so much healthier ❤️
|by Anonymous||reply 123||October 16, 2023 4:55 AM|
Madonna’s 11-year-old daughter Estere voguing at the opening night. She's very good.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||October 16, 2023 8:15 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 125||October 16, 2023 8:47 AM|
R124 someone said “whew the talent is hereditary”
|by Anonymous||reply 126||October 16, 2023 8:50 AM|
Vogue was a huge mess, first show so it'll tighten up in a few more.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||October 16, 2023 8:53 AM|
[quote]Look--at some point, most female signers end up carried around the stage by chorus boys ala Julie Andrews was the last time she was in Victor/Victoria. So long as she shows up on time, performs good songs, doesn't play guitar, and keeps her chit chat to a minimum, I'm good.
She had a bunch of tricks, sitting A LOT, being carried around, and a turntable where she can just stand there and it moves her around.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||October 16, 2023 8:54 AM|
That’s nice, R98. I guess you missed the whole of the 1970s. The Village People arrived many years before Madonna ever turned up.
Guess you missed the 1940s, ‘50s & ‘60s when writers like Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Edward Albee, Gore Vidal and James Baldwin challenged and ruled American culture and openly defined a gay identity that founded our long march for liberation many decades before Madonna turned up.
This “baby gay” idea that Madonna single-handedly liberated gay people and cured AIDS is such a nonsense - the suffering and activism itself was the movement. Not Madonna. I mean, educate yourself. Watch All The Beauty and the Bloodshed, for a start. Stop propagating this nonsense.
Madonna probably empowered some gay men to accept themselves, I’ll give her that. But it was likely indirect and not her primary goal. And it’s small beans compared to the bravery and dedication of Elizabeth Taylor who represented actual science, progress, political coalition and truly modelled compassion for the masses in our darkest, darkest hours, in very meaningful ways.
Madonna had a career in the 1980s that ran parallel to the AIDS crisis but even then it was not her sole cause of devotion and she was not the only celebrity at that time to lend support. She was not at the forefront. She was not a leader. Joan Rivers arguably did as much or more for people with AIDS. The Golden Girls probably had more cultural impact on changing attitudes than Madonna actually did. It’s not like those who opposed gay people and revelled in their suffering heard Like a Prayer and said, “Oh, I like gay people now.” Get real. Tom Hanks ultimately did more to change those attitudes than Madonna ever did, which is probably why so many straight people still think Philadelphia was a good film.
Madonna easily threw over gay people when she embraced Kabbalah in the ‘90s, which is something Elizabeth Taylor never would’ve done. Whatever her achievements, Madonna has always been a self-interested narcissist. She’s had some good tunes. But there’s no need to rob entire generations of people of their committed efforts and hard won, lasting achievements just to aggrandise some pop star.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||October 16, 2023 9:00 AM|
[quote] Joan Rivers arguably did as much or more for people with AIDS.
Bitch, please. On July 13 1987 Madonna brought her "Who's That Girl World Tour" into Madison Square Garden and did the whole stadium show as a benefit dedicating it to her friend Keith Haring raising $400, 000. What the fuck did Jon Rivers do?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||October 16, 2023 9:09 AM|
Really, R101? So you were 10 years-old in 1986 and you think you saw some dark, dark times? Give me a break. Try spending the whole of your 20s and most of your 30s during the 15 years of the AIDS crisis, from 1981 - 1996. What did you do? How many marches and assemblies did you attended? How many communities did you feed? How many friends, and friends of friends did you bury? How many times did you get tested during those years, waiting weeks to find out if you’d live or die? How much of life and love did you miss out on?
I guess you had your Madonna records.
Fuck you, was I even around in the ‘80s? I was in it for every day of my adult life, you turkey. What an imbecile.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||October 16, 2023 9:12 AM|
Watched all the YouTube clips from opening night. Love the staging on Like a Prayer and Live to Tell tribute to those that past made me tear up. She looked healthy and happy to be there. 🤍
|by Anonymous||reply 132||October 16, 2023 11:50 AM|
[quote]This “baby gay” idea that Madonna single-handedly liberated gay people and cured AIDS is such a nonsense
But nobody said this.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||October 16, 2023 11:57 AM|
For someone who once set the pace for concerts—I remember a female friend and I had to watch the Drowned World tour live on HBO back in the day, even though neither of us were really fans, that's how big Madonna was—her effort here seems kind of chintzy and lame compared to Taylor Swift's recent extravaganzas.
(And I don't like Taylor Swift.)
|by Anonymous||reply 134||October 16, 2023 12:13 PM|
Well, Taylor Swift is literally half her age and Madonna just weeks ago was at death’s door. I’d far rather go to see a Madonna concert, though, Taylor is about as interesting as unbuttered toast; I will never understand the hype.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||October 16, 2023 12:21 PM|
It's kinda like kissing your sister.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||October 16, 2023 12:25 PM|
Madonna's second show at O2 started roughly an hour late due to technical difficulties (camera issues), and ended abruptly at 11pm, going past the venue's Sunday night curfew of 10:30 pm. After performing "Rain," Madonna said "Goodnight" and the show was over. Attendees are pissed.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||October 16, 2023 12:42 PM|
This looks fantastic! So does Madonna. Like the Madonna I remember. I'm sad she she isn't coming to my country or I would have gone to this.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||October 16, 2023 1:34 PM|
Attendees were not pissed
|by Anonymous||reply 139||October 16, 2023 2:05 PM|
Agreed, R134. People are getting excited about a show that looks to have achieved the same production standards as an episode of The X Factor. Seems like her real creative advisors have abandoned her. Oh well, we all move on.
Watched several clips and it’s obvious she’s singing along to recorded vocal lines. Fair play to her. She looks healthy. I prefer the look of this slatternly, kind of blowsy Madonna to the over-aerobicised version of the past.
It does seem like kind of a footnote to the mega-sized Taylor Swift tour - claims that Madonna is still the Queen of Pop sound quite hollow - but she’s done her time. She’s still got a lot of dates to get through.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||October 16, 2023 2:39 PM|
I just can’t imagine that by the time the tour comes to NY in December and January she’ll still be in top form.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||October 16, 2023 3:18 PM|
[quote]Really, [R101]? So you were 10 years-old in 1986 and you think you saw some dark, dark times? Give me a break. Try spending the whole of your 20s and most of your 30s during the 15 years of the AIDS crisis, from 1981 - 1996. What did you do?
I was a gay kid growing up amidst the AIDS crisis and homophobia. It had a tremendous impact on me and every other gay kid my age.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||October 16, 2023 5:47 PM|
[quote]Fuck you, was I even around in the ‘80s? I was in it for every day of my adult life, you turkey. What an imbecile.
What a bitter thing you are. AIDS impacted everyone, those of us who were kids at the time were also scared to death, and we got a lot of shit from our peers.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||October 16, 2023 5:49 PM|
I was 12 back then and vividly remember thinking I would never live to see 30.
AIDS, and the reaction to it scared the fuck out of us 80s kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||October 16, 2023 5:54 PM|
In some shots when she isn't wearing the knee binding, rather hose, you can see glistening high tech golden metal swooping down her thigh and around her knee. Very flat. Is she cyborg, now?
|by Anonymous||reply 145||October 16, 2023 6:00 PM|
I asked my dad one time if he’d like to take me to see Madonna in concert. He said “I’d rather watch a flock of sparrows devour a pile of cow flop”.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||October 16, 2023 6:02 PM|
Your dad was a fucking poet r146
|by Anonymous||reply 147||October 16, 2023 6:25 PM|
R145, you're right. It might be some sort of FES bandage. Or she's hiding bruises.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||October 16, 2023 7:14 PM|
JFC r129/r131 when was the last time you changed your tampon?
|by Anonymous||reply 149||October 16, 2023 7:31 PM|
R148, if you look at photos from Taylor Swift's tour (and I'm not saying that you should), you can see that she always wears extremely shiny high-compression tights. I assume Beyonce does this as well; you never see any veins or bruising or anything else indicating that she is human. I think that Madonna is wearing that type of leg wear in that photograph; the fishnets are worn over them. That weirdly shaped metallic glow is from the lights hitting the shiny surface of whatever artificial material they are made out of.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||October 16, 2023 7:34 PM|
They look like bandages.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||October 16, 2023 7:46 PM|
R150 your eyes is mistaken. It is some kind of tape based knew brace. Not the glow of tights. Sheesh!
|by Anonymous||reply 152||October 16, 2023 7:53 PM|
knew = knee
|by Anonymous||reply 153||October 16, 2023 7:55 PM|
[quote] That’s nice, [R98]. I guess you missed the whole of the 1970s. The Village People arrived many years before Madonna ever turned up.
[quote] Guess you missed the 1940s, ‘50s & ‘60s when writers like Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Edward Albee, Gore Vidal and James Baldwin challenged and ruled American culture and openly defined a gay identity that founded our long march for liberation many decades before Madonna turned up.
[quote] This “baby gay” idea that Madonna single-handedly liberated gay people and cured AIDS is such a nonsense - the suffering and activism itself was the movement. Not Madonna. I mean, educate yourself. Watch All The Beauty and the Bloodshed, for a start. Stop propagating this nonsense.
Oh, gurl...The Village People?!
Your ignorance is breathtaking.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||October 16, 2023 8:03 PM|
What has Nan Goldin have to do with any of this?
|by Anonymous||reply 155||October 16, 2023 8:05 PM|
It's definitely kinesiology tape-she must have had it made gold just for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||October 16, 2023 8:45 PM|
They’re those athletic support pads that you stretch, put on and then they squeeze back together and give you muscle support along whichever muscle you place them. All sorts of people wear them.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||October 16, 2023 8:46 PM|
I just wrote a lengthy review in the other thread. The show is a complete mess. She mimes 90% of it. No live band, no backup singers. They just press play. The computer kept fucking to and they had to restart the show. It has a great setlist but the show makes no sense. Bob the Drag Queen is featured non-stop and is unbearable. Madonna either sits or stands moving her arms. She is wobbly and barely there mentally. Her miming is off too. “Bad Girl” is the highlight and she sings it live. Very, very well done. How much of the show was reworked due to her illness, I don’t know. She sits for Vogue while they do a drag off. She judges. The show was definitely done on the cheap. It’s worth going as this could be the last show she does. The ticket price is ridiculous once you see how little in the way of production it has. She admitted that she wasn’t expected to live a few months ago. Just be prepared that this isn’t a show to her standard. It still not sold out so you have a good chance of getting a ticket. They released more tickets the night of at the 02. I loved hearing the songs in a big venue, especially ones she seemed to be avoiding for years. It’s just that the performances weren’t there but it’s understandable given the circumstances. Oh, and she’s been on time so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||October 16, 2023 10:01 PM|
There’s a bit in the show where a dancer dressed up as her Blond Ambition Show past, wearing a rubber mask, masturbates her.
I’m surprised that she’s showing her arms as they’re basically big flappy wigs. She looks every bit her 65 years. I was shocked that she didn’t take her tits out or something. It was pretty tame overall.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||October 16, 2023 10:04 PM|
This thread is full of Madonna’s ass kissers.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||October 16, 2023 10:16 PM|
Madonna looks really good in R159's linked pics.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||October 16, 2023 10:20 PM|
[quote] she’s showing her arms as they’re basically big flappy wigs
She wears wigs on her arms?
|by Anonymous||reply 162||October 16, 2023 10:32 PM|
She saw Beyonce's Renaissance Show in NJ in July. I am sure that took the wind out of her sails. She knows she cannot compete with a spectacle of that scale -- even though she basically invented the pop star spectacle tour. But she is giving it her best shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||October 16, 2023 10:57 PM|
Beyonce has 1/3 the talent of Madge, however. So I think Madge wasn't too crushed by the gaudy spectacle.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||October 16, 2023 11:02 PM|
Beyonce NEEDS the gaudy spectacle to cover up her screechy voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||October 16, 2023 11:23 PM|
R154, if you’re the arbiter of intelligence, I’m not at all concerned about my ignorance.
You haven’t said one thing of any relevance on this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||October 16, 2023 11:33 PM|
[quote] Beyonce has 1/3 the talent of Madge, however. So I think Madge wasn't too crushed by the gaudy spectacle.
Tell your doctor you had a psychotic break and need new meds.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||October 17, 2023 2:39 AM|
[quote] [R154], if you’re the arbiter of intelligence, I’m not at all concerned about my ignorance. You haven’t said one thing of any relevance on this thread.
From the cunt who thinks the Village People celebrated gay culture?! Stay unconcerned...
|by Anonymous||reply 168||October 17, 2023 2:42 AM|
[quote]Bob the Drag Queen is featured non-stop and is unbearable.
Every clip I've seen, you hope he falls off the stage.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||October 17, 2023 8:07 AM|
Sorry, you infected gash, please make your case that with songs like Y.M.C.A. and In The Navy, plus their cosplay, that The Village People were celebrating straight culture. Go ahead. Make your low I.Q. case.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||October 17, 2023 8:40 AM|
I hope the show is recorded and please don’t let her edit it. The last three shows she edited are horrible! I miss the live telecast shows. No quick shots or dubbing. You got warts and all. A much more realistic experience. Unfortunately, Madonna is too vain for that. Thank god for fan recordings.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||October 17, 2023 2:31 PM|
[quote] Sorry, you infected gash, please make your case that with songs like Y.M.C.A. and In The Navy, plus their cosplay, that The Village People were celebrating straight culture. Go ahead. Make your low I.Q. case. We’re waiting.
Make my case?!! You stupid fucking whore! The Village People and their songs LAMPOONED gay men and their sexual 'perversions.' Their allusions to homosexual sex at the YMCA and in the Navy were considered a joke. At best they reduced the entirety of gay culture to having sex in a filthy locker room at the YMCA. Of course, you're probably too dumb to know that prior to 2009 you could be expelled from the Navy based on a mere allegation of homosexual conduct. Nevermind that the Village People NEVER identified as gay men until well after the 80s, they were a non-entity and completely out of the picture when AIDS was ravaging the gay community. No thinking person with knowledge of 80s gay life or gay culture has ever cited the Village People as a move forward for gay men. Comparing them to the influence Madonna had on popular opinion of gay men and gay culture is something only a moron who is too simple-minded to feel shame would ever even attempt to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||October 17, 2023 5:26 PM|
Someone uploaded the entire concert (blue knee brace) on Youtube. She didn't talk about blow jobs during her early years. i'm at, "Burning Up", and she sounds okay- it's weird to hear not the sped up Minnie Mouse version.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||October 17, 2023 10:37 PM|
Holiday has everyone wearing big black full length cloak jackets which is the last thing one would wear on a holiday. And then a dancer "dies" at the end, and she covers him up with the jacket.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||October 17, 2023 10:48 PM|
R174, and after Holiday is Live to Tell and Madonna's tribute to the victims of AIDS. So the big, joyous celebration comes to a tragic end.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||October 17, 2023 11:01 PM|
Given the amount of surgery Madonna has had (and I agree it finally has been straightened out a bit, given the unfiltered concert footage), I was surprised that her upper arms show some "bat wing"-yness. Other than that, she does look great. However, based on all of the YouTube footage I have seen so far, I feel like this concert has some growing pains to work out as it gets rolling, beyond the London shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||October 17, 2023 11:01 PM|
I was contemplating buying tickets, but I'm at the end of Erotica, and it's been pretty meh so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||October 17, 2023 11:09 PM|
Here's the full concert in quite good HD quality. Video is just under 2 hours in length.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||October 18, 2023 2:40 AM|
R176 After a certain age, it's difficult to correct batwings on women's arms.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||October 18, 2023 2:51 AM|
She insists on "playing" the guitar each show now.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||October 18, 2023 5:10 PM|
[quote]Given the amount of surgery Madonna has had (and I agree it finally has been straightened out a bit, given the unfiltered concert footage), I was surprised that her upper arms show some "bat wing"-yness. Other than that, she does look great.
You see her on a low res YouTube video, up close she looks like a 65 year old woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||October 18, 2023 5:14 PM|
[quote]up close she looks like a 65 year old woman
It's about fucking time.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||October 18, 2023 5:17 PM|
Give her a break, she's in her mid-60s and is doing a major career tour retrospective/spectacle, months after being really ill. No one was chastising the Stones for going out on tour at that age, way back in the early 2000s.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||October 18, 2023 5:23 PM|
What the hell was she thinking with that Bob The Drag Queen mess? Hopefully he is temp helping get the bugs out of the first shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||October 18, 2023 5:33 PM|
R184 exactly he’s a zero talent idiot in a dress. Fucking annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||October 18, 2023 6:05 PM|
Madonna has been hanging out with young ghetto trash for years, now. They are her circle of friends and her influence. Sad fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||October 18, 2023 7:19 PM|
Ew, R186. Why don't you just say the N-word, like we know you want to.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||October 18, 2023 10:11 PM|
Madonna was an hour and half late tonight. Back to her old ways.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||October 19, 2023 4:01 AM|
R183, what are you talking about? Madonna is not The Rolling Stones. She will never be in their league. Age has nothing to do with it. You’re either prepared for a show or you aren’t. Mick Jagger isn’t on stage looking like he’s about to croak any minute. Madonna isn’t bad but this show is messy and Madonna looks off. I’ll cut her a break due to her recent hospital stint, but still, she had years to plan this. Every night there’s some technical glitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||October 19, 2023 4:04 AM|
Age and sexism have a lot to do with it r189. Come on. No one gives old Mick tons of grief for being the wrinkled, slower elder man he clearly is these days. He may be very professional, and in very good shape, but physically he looks every bit his 80 years. Look at his face! But no one is going on about his "arm wingflaps". Don't get me started on Keith Richards.
My post at r183 was mostly about the commentary directed at her physical appearance, and her age. Not her chronic tardiness or professional ethics (which are clearly suspect at times).
|by Anonymous||reply 190||October 19, 2023 5:13 AM|
R190 oh god. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING? I’m so sick of hearing this IT IS BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN! bullshit.
People always make fun of Mick and Keith for looking old and gross, and have for decades. Tons of men are made fun of for their appearance as they age. Dumbfuck “victims of the patriarchy” like you are always ignoring criticism of straight men and screeching if anyone dares criticize Madonna, a public figure, and her self-inflated blimp face, or any other attention whore who demands unwavering worship from her peasants. Women do all that bullshit for other women and gays. It’s not some misogynistic conspiracy. You hate men and see women as infallible, because you’re insecure and envy masculinity, which surely you have very little of. Get a fucking clue, you woke virtue signaling douche bag.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||October 19, 2023 5:30 AM|
Mick Jagger has been a joke since 1981.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||October 19, 2023 5:33 AM|
r190 bitch please. Madonna's male counterparts/contemporaries like Prince, Michael Jackson and George Michael all needed to be freakishly talented musicians, dancers, singers and songwriters to have equal the amount of success as Madonna, while Madonna really only needed to be a slutty music video vixen. Prince and MJ were involved in music since birth, Prince played every instrument and Michael performed professionally by age 10. Madonna did not need to have ANY of that and she was still able to be at the same level as them.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||October 19, 2023 5:44 AM|
R193 spot on, also see Britney Spears.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||October 19, 2023 5:45 AM|
R193 I’m sure R190 is spinning her wheels to blame modern slutiness on the patriarchy. I don’t know a single straight guy who bought Britney Spears albums, watch her videos on MTV sure, but the main consumers were gays and girls. Straight men would bang Sarah Plain & Tall if that was the standard. All the peacock tactics of makeup and slinky clothes are solely women trying to outdo each other. Women should fix their own toxic community, but they can’t take accountability.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||October 19, 2023 5:51 AM|
Madonna's music is miles above Britney Spears. Madonna was never a great live singer but she put out a lot of catchy well done music and had years of good taste about what would be popular. I don't think she was the creation of any other musical mastermind. She's the one who pulled it all together, all the visual and musical talent, to make her a superstar. That's her talent.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||October 19, 2023 6:10 AM|
[quote] Age and sexism have a lot to do with it [R189]. Come on. No one gives old Mick tons of grief for being the wrinkled, slower elder man he clearly is these days. He may be very professional, and in very good shape, but physically he looks every bit his 80 years.
And he doesn’t have his ass out. Stop with the ageism and sexism nonsense. Madonna presents herself as a sex kitten. Mick is not getting masturbated and eaten out on stage. You know who is - Madonna. If Mick did that, not only would he be criticized, people would be calling him a pedophile for doing it with dancers 4x younger than he is. Madonna gets away with a lot because she’s a woman. No one criticizes Cher for touring, nor did they criticize Tina Turner. Madonna simply chooses to be raunchy, and that’s always going to raise an eyebrow regardless of sex or age. Look at Sam Smith. Nuff said.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||October 19, 2023 6:34 AM|
[quote]You see her on a low res YouTube video, up close she looks like a 65 year old woman.
I mean... she [bold]IS[/bold] a 65 year old woman R181.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||October 19, 2023 8:02 AM|
[quote]Madonna presents herself as a sex kitten. Mick is not getting masturbated and eaten out on stage. You know who is - Madonna.
While her kids are backstage waiting to go on.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||October 19, 2023 8:27 AM|
R199, we were all thinking about that as she told the audience that she gave blow jobs for showers and apparently two nights ago she had a guest judge for the drag off on stage with her. Madonna’s twin daughters perform in this and Madonna had the guest open her legs so she could get humped and eaten out by the dancers. The guys were in jockstraps nude with their asses out. This show is not for kids and my god, doing this drag bit with underage children on stage - isn’t this hurting that community? This is the stereotype. This is what has so many people in an uproar in regards to drag. Leave it to Madonna to pull a stupid stunt like this. Wait until the show hits the US. The media will have a field day and in this case rightfully so. It’s disturbing. Her daughters are like 8 or 9 years old and all this sex and nudity shit is going on right in front of them on stage. They’re not backstage. They’re right there included in the performance. It’s not cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||October 19, 2023 9:38 AM|
Saw her last night.
Good but not great. Staging lighting dancers and costume were fabulous. Music? No live band. Big mistake. Mainly done with the original backing tracks - so it was unimaginative and lazy. And that is even with Stuart price doing the music. She was an hour and fifteen minutes late. People were leaving before the end because they would not be able to get home. There was an over long and uncomfortable Michael Jackson tribute. And a weird character dressed as her from the past wearing a gimp mask that fingered her on a replica of the blond ambition velvet bed. Bob the Drag Queen...hard to see why he was there to be honest.
There were some truly great moments. Live to tell was stunning and made everyone cry - it was a tribute to all the friends she lost from aids. She sang Nothing Really Matters for the first time. Her 4 Malawi kids were in the show. She sang Bad Girl to the piano being played by Mercy - another highlight.
But she ended with Bitch I’m Madonna? Did a pointless cover of I will survive. She did a montage of the blond ambition dancers which was well received. But she missed a lot of tricks. No Lucky Star, No Papa Don't Preach, No Express Yourself. Some of her iconic songs missing but she put in Bitch I'm Madonna and Celebration? Only one song from Confessions (Hung Up)?
|by Anonymous||reply 201||October 19, 2023 10:21 AM|
[quote]She sang Bad Girl to the piano being played by Mercy - another highlight.
Did she really play or was it a recording? Listening to the YouTube videos it seems the sound was off. Did you leave with your ears ringing?
|by Anonymous||reply 202||October 19, 2023 10:43 AM|
Not good that she’s already started with the being ridiculously late. They have all day to get ready for curtain time, what the heck.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||October 19, 2023 10:52 AM|
[quote]Mainly done with the original backing tracks - so it was unimaginative and lazy.
For years, DL has complained that she reworks her songs to the point of them being barely recognizable so now when she does it like everyone has claimed they wanted, she gets slammed for that....
|by Anonymous||reply 204||October 19, 2023 11:08 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 205||October 19, 2023 11:12 AM|
There's nothing Madonna could do which would be right R204. No matter what she does - it's always wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||October 19, 2023 12:19 PM|
This is pretty good:
|by Anonymous||reply 207||October 19, 2023 2:06 PM|
Gloria Gaynor approved.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||October 19, 2023 2:08 PM|
[post redacted because independent.co.uk thinks that links to their ridiculous rag are a bad thing. Somebody might want to tell them how the internet works. Or not. We don't really care. They do suck though. Our advice is that you should not click on the link and whatever you do, don't read their truly terrible articles.]
|by Anonymous||reply 209||October 19, 2023 3:48 PM|
Why does it always look like a she has no idea what she is doing with that guitar?
|by Anonymous||reply 210||October 19, 2023 5:49 PM|
[quote] And that is even with Stuart price doing the music.
I’ve never liked him. The Reinvention Tour sounded so thin and cheap. He’s just computer. Said computer keeps fucking up and stopping the show. Can anyone explain why Human Nature segues into Crazy for You?
|by Anonymous||reply 211||October 19, 2023 5:57 PM|
Sorry, I (R209) forgot that was a Daily Mail link. The point I was trying to make was that starting late helped Madonna cut four songs from her performance. If a performer is starting to feel run down, I can see how that might be a way out.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||October 19, 2023 5:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 213||October 19, 2023 9:46 PM|
What exactly is she doing that makes her go on so late? Is it pathological? Is she doing it on purpose?
|by Anonymous||reply 214||October 19, 2023 9:51 PM|
214 her nightly blood transfusion is taking longer than usual
|by Anonymous||reply 215||October 19, 2023 9:54 PM|
R214, The second night, supposedly one of the front cameras was malfunctioning, so the show started an hour late. She finished at 11pm, thirty minutes past O2's Sunday night curfew, so that's going to cost her.
The fourth night, the show again started over an hour late, supposedly because Madge was stuck in traffic as there was an awards ceremony nearby at the Troxy. She finished the show at 11:26 pm, nearly 30 mins past the weeknight curfew, so that's another fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||October 19, 2023 11:28 PM|
God forbid she show up an hour or two early and get her shit together backstage.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||October 19, 2023 11:33 PM|
Why can't she set off early and have a quiet room with a bed to lie on before the show? Do singers take something to give them energy/focus before a show?
|by Anonymous||reply 218||October 19, 2023 11:45 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 219||October 20, 2023 1:46 AM|
Interview with Stuart Price about their approach to the music and how he adapted and mixed original tracks (including previously unheard elements of some of the tracks) for the show's live mix. I'm definitely in the 'always would prefer a live band' camp, but this sounds pretty cool.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||October 20, 2023 6:27 AM|
Any idea how much a dancer might get paid per show for working for a big star like Madonna?
|by Anonymous||reply 221||October 20, 2023 7:35 AM|
DL assured us awhile back that Price and his wife hated Madonna and vowed never to work with her again.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||October 20, 2023 9:31 AM|
I do love this mix of Love Profusion.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||October 20, 2023 9:34 AM|
[quote]God forbid she show up an hour or two early and get her shit together backstage.
Hey she has to cook supper for the kids and help them with their homework.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||October 20, 2023 4:43 PM|
R220 what happened to the days when the dancers were hot?
|by Anonymous||reply 225||October 20, 2023 7:58 PM|
Stuart Price sucks. This is basically a karaoke show. She needs a band, not some dork with a computer.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||October 20, 2023 8:09 PM|
London audiences are the worst. They stood there like zombies, talked through the show ignoring her. Then they started laughing when she talked about what was happening in Israel. Then there’s the curfew shit. She didn’t want to start this tour in Europe and for good reason. The UK has been over her for over a decade and it shows. We won’t really know this show’s full setlist until she’s out of there which is coming up.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||October 20, 2023 8:13 PM|
Hottie Daniel Sabili is there but now he’s all drag and enby.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||October 20, 2023 8:14 PM|
R227 the UK has been no more 'over her' than anywhere else. She arguably stayed popular for longer in the UK and still got radioplay long after the US had relegated her. Plus I doubt more than a minority of the audience were 'ignoring her'. Not at those prices!
|by Anonymous||reply 229||October 20, 2023 8:45 PM|
R220 I find it amusing that the soi-disant beautiful freaks in her Tod Browning Dance Corps are so self impressed with their unique and cutting edge looks. To me they all look dated and very Hot Topic Rustbelt meets port city on the Caspian Sea.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||October 20, 2023 9:08 PM|
r230- she had a few flat chested women dancing with the guys with the long black hair and palazzo pants number. They were all topless.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||October 20, 2023 10:04 PM|
Meets Sea Queen and Mrs Pauls
|by Anonymous||reply 232||October 21, 2023 12:07 AM|
She'll be dead by January
|by Anonymous||reply 233||October 21, 2023 12:53 AM|
Making out with dancer. Doesn’t she know Covid is back?
|by Anonymous||reply 234||October 21, 2023 1:41 AM|
R227 Stop talking crap you idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||October 21, 2023 9:20 AM|
She got quite emotional after singing 'Mother & Father' in Antwerp tonight. Hope she's doing okay.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||October 21, 2023 11:35 PM|
Meh. We'll see how long she holds to her touring schedule.
Prediction: Not long.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||October 21, 2023 11:38 PM|
R237 - do you mean Madonna will cancel like Janet Jackson always cancels her tours because of "throat cancer"?
(*Throat cancer is code for poor ticket sales and lack of public interest.)
Poor ticket sales and lack of public interest isn't something Madonna has to worry about.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||October 22, 2023 6:56 AM|
Same old, same old. You'd think that people would learn.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||October 22, 2023 6:03 PM|
Yes, R238, Vadge has different issues but they are equally irresponsible and rip off her fans.
Take a look at R239, this is just the beginning of Vadge's fuckery on this tour.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||October 22, 2023 8:22 PM|
Has she cancelled yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 241||October 25, 2023 3:49 PM|
Did she mean she's not feeling well physically? Or mentally? I have sincere empathy for her. I think she is finding the state of the world hard to bear, like many of the rest of us. Plus her physical body is betraying her at every turn. And on the other hand, no one forced her to do this tour.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||October 29, 2023 2:21 PM|
Her "body is betraying her" how? By remaining alive and aging rather than being dead? That's not betrayal, did you think she wasn't a human being?
|by Anonymous||reply 243||October 29, 2023 6:59 PM|
She’s got a cold or something. Her energy level was completely depleted.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||October 29, 2023 7:04 PM|
People were walking out of the Stockholm show. They’re really not putting up with her lateless anymore and Bob the Drag Queen is annoying as fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||October 29, 2023 7:05 PM|
The dumb bitch keeps using the Danish flag for Sweden. She did this 3x.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||October 29, 2023 11:05 PM|
Oh dear God, R246, however will we live with ourselves? Who cares.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||October 29, 2023 11:16 PM|
[quote] Who cares?
Um... People in Sweden, you airhead.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||October 30, 2023 12:50 AM|
R248 gives R247 the only possible and absolutely correct answer, bitchslapping a somewhat 'tarded R247.
Well done to you, R248 ('tards can't be permitted to run amok).
|by Anonymous||reply 249||October 30, 2023 1:58 AM|
No it doesn’t- not at all. I’ve loved her music over the years. I can listen to it- rather than watch a kitschy diminished performer strut a bit while costumes dancers etc mingle around her with lots of lights and smoke and noise.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||October 30, 2023 3:39 AM|
R246 is that Rocco with her ?
|by Anonymous||reply 251||October 30, 2023 10:05 AM|
She's pulling the hours late start again? Why won't the press call her out on it?
|by Anonymous||reply 252||October 30, 2023 10:54 AM|
Weren't the first couple of converts plagued with technical problems R252? She's not been late since from what I've heard.
'This is exactly what you don't want to happen on your opening night, so this wasn't planned, I'm sorry,' the pop superstar told the fans, according to Metro.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||October 30, 2023 11:37 AM|
R248 if that’s the extent of their problems, I’m sure the Swedes will survive, MARY!
|by Anonymous||reply 254||October 30, 2023 6:51 PM|
Everyone’s a Swede at Madonna’s show!
|by Anonymous||reply 255||October 30, 2023 6:57 PM|
If anyone so much as points out the difference between Sweden and Denmark to Madge, she'll scream ageism, patriarchy, sexism and every other ism she can to deflect and compensate for just how uninvolved and disinterested she is in the places she's playing.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||October 30, 2023 11:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 257||October 31, 2023 1:40 AM|
Is this thing still on?
|by Anonymous||reply 258||November 14, 2023 8:39 PM|
The tour is now in Paris.
In Lisboa, she was joined by her friend Jon Kortajarena.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||November 14, 2023 9:45 PM|
If she cranks the key down on these tracks any further she's going to sound like Barry White
|by Anonymous||reply 260||November 14, 2023 9:52 PM|
Does she have anyone over 30 on stage with her? I get Kortajarena is nearing 40, but he looks eternally young here. Unlike Madge.
Does she not realise that being surrounded by so many young 'uns only emphasises her age.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||November 14, 2023 9:55 PM|
R261, Jean-Paul Gaultier, 71.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||November 14, 2023 9:59 PM|
Damn what a tenacious and strong woman. She definitely proved me wrong. Go M go.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||November 14, 2023 11:00 PM|
This show is pretty much irrelevant at this point. The public isn’t talking about it. The press isn’t interested. It’s not even due to backlash this time, just her irrelevancy. She looks very uninterested to boot.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||November 14, 2023 11:01 PM|
R264, Where do you live? The tour is still in Europe. We'll be hearing about it more once it hits North America.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||November 14, 2023 11:45 PM|
A couple of my favorite performance art creepazoids were there! Love Fecal Matter!
|by Anonymous||reply 266||November 14, 2023 11:59 PM|
R265, we’ll hear that it’s here but it’s not going to spark intense interest. It still hasn’t even sold out. People are bored of her. Hell, she seems bored of herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||November 15, 2023 12:27 AM|
The show doesn’t even have a tourbook. She did the minimal. There no live band, no backup singers, the costumes look cheap, she took no promotional photos nor filmed anything for backdrops. I like the setlist but this is not her best work. She can barely move. She’s also miming the majority of the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||November 15, 2023 12:28 AM|
r266, I think that is the first time that I've seen them smile and have a good time.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||November 15, 2023 1:15 AM|
God, R264 needs to get shot
|by Anonymous||reply 270||November 15, 2023 1:33 AM|
R264 what are you talking about? Are you Janbot? The tour has been all over the press here and getting brilliant, sometimes 5 star reviews. Following her recent brush with death there seems to be an uncommon amount of goodwill toward her.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||November 15, 2023 9:16 AM|
R271, no, dear. It’s gotten the usual review at each stop. It’s not getting anywhere near the press of Taylor Swift and Beyonce. This is supposed to be Madonna’s biggest tour ever, a summary of her entire career. It’s had lame coverage. That’s why there are still tons of tickets available. I love the setlist, btw, but she really half-assed this show. No one wants to watch Bob the Drag Queen as her co-star for two hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||November 15, 2023 12:24 PM|
Agree with R264. It received scant coverage beyond opening night in UK. Some of the tabloids were hoping to bash her for lateness, but on the whole, it generated a great big 'meh'.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||November 15, 2023 4:40 PM|
There will no big movie like Taylor and Beyonce.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||November 15, 2023 11:58 PM|
^^^ She'll re-release In Bed With Madonna on blu-ray for the nth time. Just to remind us all that she was the OG when it came to 'spectacle before singing' in the women who 'rawk' category.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||November 16, 2023 8:36 AM|
R275, you mean, Truth or Dare. Stay in your lane, tea bag.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||November 16, 2023 9:40 AM|
[quote]you mean, Truth or Dare. Stay in your lane, tea bag.
"Truth Or Dare" AKA : "In Bed with Madonna" (Ireland, English title) "In Bed with Madonna" (Japan, English title) "In Bed with Madonna" (United Kingdom) "In Bed with Madonna" (France) "In Bed with Madonna" (Germany)
Go to bed and let the adults talk.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||November 16, 2023 11:18 AM|
I never understood why they changed the title only in the US
|by Anonymous||reply 278||November 16, 2023 7:55 PM|
She gets a lot of unnecessary shit about her singing, but this vocal coach is impressed.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||November 17, 2023 11:05 AM|
[quote] Stuart Price sucks.
He's fantastic at sound and audio engineering, so his recordings sound great. Probably doesn't translate well to a live setting with poor acoustics.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||November 17, 2023 4:57 PM|
"I Will Survive"
Is there no beginning to her originality?
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