Attended the Madonna "Sticky and Sweet" concert last night...

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    Nov 27, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    ... and admit I had a bad attitude at the onset because it began TWO AND A HALF HOURS LATE, at 10 PM instead of 7:30. Plus no opening acts, except some DJ music, and no explanation. I've gone to concerts by Cher, Midler, Minnelli and others and never had to wait like that. I realize the stated time on the tickets is padded at these big concerts, but I thought this was excessive.

    It was at the Miami Dolphins open-air football stadium, nearly sold out, and the crowd was enthusiastic. Madonna has incredible stamina, gave a full 2-hour non-stop show where she was onstage almost continuously, doing her usual highly athletic & disciplined moves. As an aerobics instructor I suspect she'd smoke most of us here on RJ, even at age 50.

    Her backup was fantastic, exciting choreography as always, the set highly inventive & hi-tech, if a bit small for the venue. She seems to have dropped a controversial image of President Bush flashed amid those of world dictators & war criminals, or else it went by too fast for me to see it. An image of Barack Obama included with admired world figures got a wild reception.

    My main disappointment was the terrible sound, not sure if it was the speakers, the stadium accoustics or both. She did all her standard numbers, nothing too much new.

    Still glad I went, one of those periodic ticket punches to keep my gay card current & active. But frankly I had more fun at a Bette Midler concert, guess I'm showing my age.

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    Nov 27, 2008 7:09 PM GMT
    I'm jealous - and pissed off that I didn't get to go.
    BTW Those 2.5 hours are meant to be spent socializing with other fans and trading...blowjobs, or something.
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    Nov 27, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    so britney is scheduled to come to american airlines in dallas on next years tour.

    i think its time i get a new notch in my gay card and make sure i buy tickets....LOL

    btw this is all im hearing about madonnas s&s tour. multiple hours late, semi bad concert. um what is going on
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    Nov 27, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    I have heard that she suffers really bad stage fright. Perhaps that has something to do with it.

    Saw her years ago on her blonde ambition tour and one of the others and she was alright but her shows were very mechanical and a bit plodding. There was no spontaneity or interaction with the audience.
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    Nov 28, 2008 12:08 AM GMT
    redheadguy said...Saw her years ago on her blonde ambition tour and one of the others and she was alright but her shows were very mechanical and a bit plodding. There was no spontaneity or interaction with the audience.


    That would describe last night's concert, too. She did approach the audience at the stage side extensions, but there was no real interplay.

    Not that there must be, but some other performers do seem more relaxed with their audiences, and really converse with them. My standard remains Bette Midler, who actually seems to be having fun on stage, and invites you to joke along with her.
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    Nov 28, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    I would like to read a little more about going to concerts and what to expect.
    I have never been to a concert of any kind.
    Please give me some input maybe I can get a notch on my gay card.
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    Nov 28, 2008 12:37 AM GMT
    At Dodger Stadium a few weeks ago, Britney came out for the 3rd song and Justin came out for '4 Minutes' and yes the concert started 2 hours late LOL. Was a killer show.
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    Nov 28, 2008 12:50 AM GMT
    Madonna is just a bitch, basically (and I don't mean that in an offensive way, if that makes any sense). Mind you, she's a musical genius: how long has she been making music? How long has she managed to stay relevant for? She deserves the praise she gets. But I don't doubt she considers herself above such things as "being on time." Her being two and a half ours late to start the show is something that is not unexpected of her.

    I didn't get to go. I'm a bit poor right now, so I didn't really go last night, but a lot of my friends went and they say it was out of this world. It doesn't really surprise me there either: she can really put on shows.
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    Dec 02, 2008 2:25 AM GMT
    I've never been much of a Madonna fan, but I have to say I'm impressed at her ability to stay relevant for so many years. I was just a kid in grade school when she debuted and became an MTV staple. It's hard to believe she's now 50 (!) and still as popular as ever.
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    Dec 02, 2008 2:39 AM GMT
    Saw the tour in Vegas... most AMAZING event i've ever been to in my life! She DESTROYS the supposed competition with her savy and inovations on each tour. And SHIT.. the bitch sang while jumping rope to an 8 min remix of Into The Groove! I can't even jump rope for 8 minutes!

    She did drop a lot of the political baner from Get Stupid, it wasn't needed after Obama won the election. I wish i would have seen one of the shows before the election, i would have loved to have heard the Palin jokes!

    My friend went with me, not the biggest fan of The Goddess mind you, and was awestruck by the attention to each detail, to the amazing amount of choreography that Madonna her self performed, the fact that she went non-stop the entire show, the reinterpretations of songs like Vogue and Like a Prayer... and he was amused when i WEPT at You Must Love Me

    Fu ck Janet, Fu ck Britney... Fu ck em ALL! Madonna is, was, and always will be, the hardest working woman in show business, the most amazing entertainer in the history of time, the most relevent pop culture icon since Elvis... she is greater than the second coming! Madonna, like fitness, is religion!
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    Dec 02, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    I agree Stripper, whether you love her or hate her (I love her) she is incredible. She was fucking amazing at Dodger Stadium 2 days before your show in Vegas. Lotsa people from Phoenix were there in Vegas.

    When Justin came out to do "4 Minutes" with her I thought the stadium was gonna crumble! The intro alone to that song got the place rockin' cause rumor had it he (and Britney) were in town then.
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    Dec 02, 2008 2:52 AM GMT
    StripperRocco saidSaw the tour in Vegas... most AMAZING event i've ever been to in my life!


    Rocco; I am glad you had a good time at the concert. You seem to have forgotten the
    "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" rule.

    You should not spill any details of your time there. If the Las Vegas Visitor's and Convention Bureau finds out you are gonna be in trouble.
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    Dec 02, 2008 2:52 AM GMT
    I saw it here in Vancouver. My first Madge show, her first time here, and I loved it! But...I was up close. As a football stadium, BC Place Stadium is too big a venue (same size as the MetroDome and similar to Dolphin's Stadium). She'd have had a much more intimate show (with better sound) in GM Place (hockey arena) with more nights. I suspect this would have been true in other cities like Paris, LA, and Miami where she played big stadiums.

    I've watched videos of all her previous concerts and did like the set list for this one. Not as many new songs as some recent efforts and a good mix of some of the best of the best (Vogue, Into the Groove, Like a Prayer, Borderline). But I think it may be time to retire a few (Music, Human Nature, Ray of Light - a personal fave, but she just can't sing it live) and revive some classics (Material Girl, Open Your Heart).

    Highlights of the show for me were the four golden oldies named above and her new song, She's Not Me, where Madonna ripped up four old school 1980s Madonnas.

    All in all, glad I went.