Madonna‘s concert tour may be called reinvention, but for her die-hard fans, the show was more about reminiscing.
Her serious Material Girls and Boy Toys came to her Sunday-night concert at the Worcester Centrum – her last show there is tonight – decked out in fashions inspired by their favorite Madonna era.
As Madonna concert virgin Sylvie Kulike put it, “You’ve got to represent a little bit – even if it’s Worcester.”
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Among the more memorable Madonna wannabes:
Lauren Girouard, 20, a student from Acushnet
Madonna incarnation: “The Material Girl.” Girouard, who attended the show with her brother Brandon, wore a tight black lace mini with a ribbon choker and black stilettos. “I was contemplating wearing a cowboy hat, but that was mixing,” she said.
Important Madonna accessory: Pink bustier handbag with lace trim.
Madonna as family entertainment: “Our dad was a huge fan,” said Girouard, who recalled doing Madonna puzzles as a kid. Added Brandon: “We watched The Blonde Ambition Tour (on video).”
Sofia Gagua, 26, marketing analyst from Needham
Madonna incarnation: “Who’s That Girl.” Black satin corset, gray pleated miniskirt, black opaque tights and platform sandals. “I tried to figure out what she would wear,” said the Russian-born Gagua.
Important Madonna accessory: Rhinestone cross pin.
J.D. Donner, 37, hair salon owner from Norwich, Conn.
Madonna incarnation: “Thoroughly Modern Madge.” Donner said his outfit – black sequin top, cropped cargos and lace-up heels – echoes the superstar’s current, more sophisticated look.
“It’s more age appropriate, but yet fun,” he said.
Important Madonna accessory: Platinum “Reinvention” ticket. For $700, he got a seat in the eighth row and a pass to the VIP party.
Madonna every day: Donner said his ensemble is the kind of thing he wears every day for work at Antenna and Himma, his two salons.
Rebecca Burcher, 31, a real estate broker from Milford, N.H., and Chelsea Bradway, 31, a teacher from Southboro
Madonna incarnation: Bradway did “Desperately Seeking Susan.” Burcher was “so totally ’80s – the best era ever.”
Madonna marker/milestone: Burcher and Bradway have been best friends since 1982 – just before, they pointed out, Madonna’s first hit.
Important Madonna accessory: “I was always partial to the necklaces,” said Bradway, who dressed like this in middle school and, unbeknownst to her husband, saved the clothes.
Julie Steele and Megan Howe, both 20, students from Manchester, N.H.
Madonna incarnation: Early 1980s – “Like a Virgin.” The young duo went big on the details: oversized earrings, hair bows and accessories. “We thought, `Oh my God, we have to go all-out,’ ” Howe said.
Madonna karma: “I came out when her first record came out,” Steele said.
Important Madonna accessory: Steele’s pleather jacket and hair accessories.
Sylvie Kulik, 31, nanny from Boston
Madonna incarnation: Gap ad. “It was a good look for her,” said Kulik, who sported a white tank top over a black bra, jeans and a black cowboy hat.
Important Madonna accessory: The bling, including a “sexy” rhinestone necklace. Kulik also wanted to wear a wig. But (my friends) said it was too ratty,” she said.