Best Crowd Ever
I’m back from my third Madonna concert, the first one in London at Earls Court as you know. It was another unforgettable night. While photographers from newspapers were finishing to prepare their cameras just behind the video mixing desk few minutes before the show, at around 8.45 pm, the Princess of Pop Kylie Minogue entered the arena hailed by the crowd. While she was being seated in the vip section in the lower tier on the right side of the stage everyone was taking pictures of her.
Then The Beast Within started and people went mad. Vogue was incredible and the whole arena was dancing and singing along with Madonna who was wearing her new lilac corset. During Burning up, one of my friends noticed that few caps of the original video (a Madonna close up) is incapsulated into the new video montage. Material Girl was the “usual trip down memory lane” and Madonna asked if “the audience was willing to help her remembering the words”
She asked Londoners “Are you having a good time?” during Don’t Tell Me, that still features the Bittersweet Symphony sample. The MadonnaTribe team has been told that Richard
Ashcroft will be attending one of the London gigs. If this happens we’re sure he’ll be surprised to see how Bittersweet Symphony works well in DTM.
“Ok London this is the get up your ass and dance song”, Madonna said introducing Like a Prayer adding a “Got that?” to re inforce the concept. The whole arena was dancing so well that Madonna at one point shouted: “You’re the best audience ever!!!”
To introduce Imagine this time Madonna said “There are songs that are so good to hear that you wish you had written them, this is one of those. The lyrics are very simple but beautiful”.
At the beginning of Papa Don’t Preach she shouted: “It’s so good to be home” while the audience went crazy and near the end she said: “I want to thank my mates that are here to support me and the people I don’t know that are here to support me as well. Cheers.”
Crazy For You was still dedicated to her long time fans who stuck with her through tick and thin.
On a side note, merchandise is a bit more expensive than in Manchester where the tour programme was £20 while it’s selling for £25 at Earls Court. The “Mary Is My Homegirl” trucker cap and white t-shirt are also back in stock since the beginning of the UK leg.