Lee’s tour experience
Here’s a story from MadonnaTribe reader Lee.
Ok, so there isn’t much more to add to the already amazing reviews on here but thought I would just add my two pence worth. I was at the same shows as ropplerobert and completely agree with everything he said about the show.
I had 3rd row aisle seats for the Manchester show (where my pics were taken) and couldn’t believe how close I actually was to the icon. I was able to dance and sing, get up and do my thing from the start of the show right through to the end -I didn’t stop dancing even throughout the ballads I just carried on in my own little world hoping Madonna would spot my ’72 names of Madonna’ t shirt – yeah right as if.
Her voice was amazing, the choreography was outstanding, the set simply mindblowing. You can read and read through all the reviews on here but not realise what is about to take place in front of your eyes – It couldn’t get better – or could it.
Tuesday came and I was just trying to lower myself off the cloud I had been riding for the past 2 days and I thought I would enter a PIT competition – this was at 3pm. 5pm came and I had an unknown number call me on my mobile – I answered it and it was from the competition – ‘Can you get to London tomorrow because you have won dance pit tickets’ – WHAT – can I get to London – of course I can – even if I had to walk.
I could not believe it – I had won dance pit tickets – not only had I seen the show full on from amazing seats in Manchester I was now on my way to London to be in a pit.
We hired a car and set off to London at 2pm on the Wednesday and got to Earls Court for 6pm.
Joining the queue I was slightly worried as I had no confirmation I had won – just a ladies say so from Yahoo.
Anyway, Alison met us and I was relieved to hear I was on the ‘guest list’. Alison was so funny, calling Madonna, M or Esther or whatever else she wants to call herself this week – a really nice lady.
We were given our tickets – RIGHT PIT – thank you – we are on the right. Then led to a corridoor to have the wristbands attached – they were purple for this gig. I didn’t know what to expect – how were the pits organised, are they big, is it going to be cramped? All these questions going round in my mind – next thing we were there – the pits were huge and open so we could come and go as we pleased – yeah like i’m going anywhere.
We took our positions and because I had seen the show I stayed towards the back as everyone else crammed to the front. There was a reason. After Kylie and Geri Halliwell had settled the lights went out. It started. What was I doing? What was happening? It was the most surreal experience of my life – I was literally centimetres away from my idol. I have 4 main images in my head of the night – One – the look from her on the conveyor belt during Nobody Knows Me, Two – Complete eye contact and an acknowledging nod from her as I blew her a kiss and said Thank You as she waved the headband over us during Deeper and Deeper and Three – just before she rises out of the floor for Nothing Fails we could see her below getting ready to sit on the stool and be raised – this was magical – she was there with just a piece of perspex between us – I could see the glistening glow on her, the hair that was caught on her red string, her TB mark on her arm and the imprint of her fishnets through her trousers and Four – Don’t Tell Me – she danced right in front of us – no perspex no nothing just a hands distance away.
When Madonna wasn’t around I was dancing madly with Donna and a couple of the dancers – Donna was amazing – she was so good with the people in the pits. Although this happened on Wednesday I don’t think I will ever manage to get off this new cloud I am riding high – a truly unique experience that I will never ever forget,
Thank you, Lee xxx
Thank you Lee for sharing your experience with the Tribe.