Share Your Tour Experiences: Part Three
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I had the chance to see Madonna live in 1987 in Paris (Parc de Sceaux), I was one among 120.000 hysterical people and I was in the first raws.
I saw the Blond Ambition tour three times in Bercy, the girlie show three times in Bercy and the drowned world tour four times also in Bercy.
This time It was so difficult to get some tickets, internet sites out of order, FNAC and Virgin sold out in minutes.
For the first time I had the fear that I could not see Madonna live again. But some friends succed to get one ticket for me for one show, I finally suceed to buy one at the FNAC for the second show and calling ticketnet.fr two days after the shows were sold out, they had places left (30) for the last night!
It was exhausting and frightening this time, but I wil be there for three Mad nights in Bercy !!!!!
Thierry from Paris
My DWT experience was very special. We made the trek to Detroit from Toronto, a friend from Vancouver joined me. It started off with a special vibe because Sean and I had met nearly 10 years earlier in Detroit at the very first Madonna convention, and became the best of friends over the years since, so we thought of this trip as a bit of an anniversary. The night of the HBO taping (second night) we had seats in the 100 level, but for the first night we were WAY up in the 300’s. We got to our seats early, very excited. We were hanging around in the aisle warming up our dancing feet when we saw this guy approaching us, wearing crew badges and a walkie-talkie. Instantly I got nervous with the possibility. He asked us if we were ‘big’ Madonna fans, and if we knew all of the words to the songs, and IF we were up front, would we dance for the cameras panning the audience and give Madonna some energy?????? After nearly passing out we said yes, and he said Madonna had asked him to go ‘up high’ and pull some real fans down to the front, and he chose us!!! so we followed him down to the front… WAY up front – front row CENTER! The closer we got, the more nervous, the more excited. He gave us new tickets, said we were now guests of Madonna and she would know we were there, so to give her some thanks when she came out! It was all too much, we cried, we screamed, all that stuff. 2 people sitting next to us were also pulled from another part of the arena. Rosie O’donnel was broght next to us, but she moved around a lot taking pictures. The show began and I can’t describe how it felt – to be that close, expecially when you expected to be squinting to see her from the 300’s, was unreal. It wasn’t until Candy Perfume Girl that she looked or way, definitely making eye contact and smiling. During Don’t Tell Me the dancers were literally laughing at us for how excited we were. The best part came during La Isla Bonita, towards the end of the song, where M puts the guitar behind her back and steps towards the edge of the stage – she bent down and sang right at Sean and I, looking at us and smiling…
Describing it now, it doesn’t even feel real anymore, but it was. By the end of the show we were covered in sweat and tears, dead tired, and sat lingering for a while until it was obvious we were hanging around… THIS was the best Madonna concert I had ever been to in my life, and it made it all the more special that I was there with my ‘madonna-friend’ Sean.
Hi! Knowing how dreadful it was to obtain tickets for DWT, I said to myself that this time on this tour, I’m gonna try my very best. As I live in Croatia, where you have NO ticket agencies whatsoever, let alone agencies which would help you get a ticket for Madonna concert, I put my luck to the test joining ICON fan club.
Luckily, when the pre-sale started for London Earl’s Court show on the 18th, I managed to get 2 tickets. Later on, I managed to get 2 more tickets for the 2nd show at Earl’s Court. I can only say that I’m delighted as I’ve never ever seen Madonna live and I’ve been a fan for 15 years. I am now speechless and I can’t even think how I am going to react when I see her stepping on the stage. Funny thing is that a friend of mine who I am now going with to both concerts had an extra ticket for DWT Milan show which he didn’t even sell. We met just as he came back. All I can do now is to pray that no cancellations will occur and that my dream will finally be fullfilled. For those of you that still haven’t got your ticket, don’t lose faith, anything can happen, you just have to believe.
Hrvoje aka Cherished
When I went to get my ticket on march 27th 2004 my day started with a wake up call at 5:30 AM.. and the usual check out madonnatribe.com , then I went and took a shower and the usual bathroom drab … soo then I was wondering on when I should go get in line for the ticket …. ( I WAS SOOO WORRIED ) soo I got dressed and hoped on the next bus to down town ( about 6:40 am ) then got off at 2 stops before the ticket master ( about 7:30am) then I basically ran to the ticket master thinking thers going to be a line up I was sooo nervous .. soo at about 9:00AM they started handing out tickets with #’s on them for line placement .. I was 6th … and when I got to the booth I was told by the guy infront of me .. that there wasn’t ANY more 300 hundred doller seats .. soo I told the girl as she already had a 90 $$ ticket up .. and I said NO I want the 300 ones after the third try I got my 31st row lflr floor seat… AND LETS JUST SAY I AM SOOOOOOOO HAPPPY AHHHHHHHHHHHH ciao guys thanks for reading
Baby bear aka Chris
It’s been 17 years since I first saw Madonna and I still feel the same excitement knowing that I’m going to see her again! First time was in 1987 ‘Who’s That Girl‘ at Wembley stadium in London and I got my ‘o’ level results the same day! It was a beautiful day, but when we saw the famous ‘shadow’ on the screen at the start of ‘Open Your Heart‘ the whole crowd rushed forward and a total stranger took me in their arms and cried with me, just saying ‘I know, I know;’ tears ran down my face. It was incredible.
And now, I’ve just got my tickets for ‘Re-Invention‘ at Bercy, Paris, I have the same feeling – it’s amazing and you’ll never see anything like it in your lives.
She IS and She WILL BE forever THE best live performer. God Bless La Madonne – OUR MADONNA!
So this will be the 3rd and 4th time I’ve seen Madonna live. I’m soooo excited. The first time was at Roseland ballroom in 2000, and I was lucky enough to be one of the Mtv contest winners and met her. Dreams come true indeed.
Then I saw her on the Drowned World Tour in Oakland, CA , which was amazing. And no for the July 24 show, I went crazy and got the platnum package. I will be somewhere in the first 20 rows, maybe even the first row, and the VIP passes, I can’t even begin. Then the next next I’m going again, but this time I just got the cheap seats.
I’m so happy about this. I’ve loved her since day one, since the first album, when she started it all. And over the years I’ve grown up with her, and it’s nice to see that we’re both in a good place and where we should be.
I hope everyone has a wonderful time at the shows, and I hope everyone who wants to go is able to, because seeing Madonna take the stage is an experience that is unlike any other. Nick
I have been fortunate to see Madonna live three times (Blond Ambition, Girle Show, Drowned World) and with each concert, I always have some form of “drama” leading up to the event. This may be a bit long, so I apologize…
When I was 16 I borrowed my Aunt’s credit card and bought tickets to Blond Ambition in Detroit. I tried to get through on the phone for 1/2 hour, but I had to have them! Finally, I got them. I was elated! My 16 year old self was bouncing off the wall! Detroit here I come! The first show…. and then drama… A week later I was banned from using my mom’s car. It seems I was bad, and lied, and so, no car. How was I going to get to the Palace which was 75 miles away? My friend and I talked to an exchange student and convinced her to buy tickets. Our ride!! But just as things were looking up, Madonna cancelled a couple of shows because of her throat. “Oh please, don’t cancel Detroit” I prayed to whomever would listen. My first night ticket also got changed because the Piston’s were in the playoffs and needed the arena! GRR! Well, I saw the show (2nd night) which was a highlight, because this was the show she sang “Happy Birthday” to her dad! and I was there! AWESOME!
Fast forward to 1993. Weeks leading up to the annoucement Madonna was going on tour, I kept calling ticketmaster and the Palace box office to find out when tickets were going on sale. No luck! Finally one day I called and got the response “they went on sale yesterday and sold out in 90 minutes”. NO! I freaked out and looked through brokers wanting hundreds of dollars. Finally, I came across a stranger at work who had an extra ticket. A week later, it was MINE! Another awesome show! By then I was in college, and even wrote a paper about the show for my literature class. The assignment was to write a review of a “dramatic performance”. I reviewed “The Girlie Show” starring Madonna. Needless to say the professor did not agree. I made the argument for sets, costume, lighting, music, but alas she said I could take a “C” or find a new play. I took the C!!
And then 2001! By now I was living in northern California. But did I get tickets for San Francisco? No.. silly me bought the first show in LA tickets. So I made the 5 hour trek south to LA. I had some time to kill, so I went shopping at a mall. I was elated, in 2 hours I would be at the Staples Center seeing M. DRAMA…. a mild earthquake hit Los Angeles. The radio reported that the Madonna show may be postponed. NO! I thought. Well, I drove to the Staples Center to see all of Madonna’s fans gathering outside, awaiting for the doorsto open. It looked like the show would go on! AND IT DID… She kicked butt with this show. It was euphoric! I drove back that night making it home at about 4 AM. Of course 2 days later September 11 happened.
While the drama leading up to the shows has always been intense, I am have been blessed that I have made it to each show. And now, with re-Invention… I am hoping to once again, get through any upcoming drama… and partake in the experience of her show!!