In bend with Madonna
Madonna vaulted around the stage on the first night of her re-Invention world tour in Los Angeles more like her 22-yearold new best friend Britney Spears than a 45-year-old who has been in the business for a quarter of a century.
Much of the opening of the concert was taken up by Madonna showing off her latest moves – the crab position is instantly recognisable, then maybe . . . the lobster? It was starting to look like Madonna had gone all moderate on us with less flesh, sex and little mention of her antiwar stance. But an hour-and-a-half into the show, out came Old Sparky, the electric chair.
But even that though was a little of an anti-climax when, instead of sparks, the chair was simply lowered below stage.
A white bandage on her right arm and a black knee support showed signs that the superstar is getting older and she wore her red Kabbalah bracelet throughout.
Husband Guy Ritchie bounced and screamed from his seat on the sidelines. Tom Cruise and Christina Aguilera were among the celebrities in the audience.
Madonna started in a glittery basque for Vogue then changed into a vest and kilt for Into The Groove and army gear for the Bush-bashing American Life.
The tour, Madonna’s first for three years, comes to the Wembley Arena in London in August.
Source: This is London