I Love Madonna
In the light of MadonnaTribe‘s tradition, that sees fans sharing their “Madonna-stories” with fellow fans, our forum member Trent Titmarsh from Australia wants to tell this story to our readers.
“Hello to The Tribe,
It is Trent Titmarsh from Australia here with some news to share. Late last year I had a magazine writer from “Frankie Magazine” contact me and ask if I was interested in telling of my obsession on Madonna (She tracked me down due to the organisation I did on the Brisbane Madonna Retrospective Evening & the various stories in local press about how I flew overseas from Australia to see Madonna in concert last year). They came out to my house and interviewed me and took my photo with my collection. The result is in the Australian National Fashion/Style Magazine called “Frankie“, it should be in all Newsagents and I’m on page 60. It is “The Love Issue“, I am the first story titled “I Love Madonna“.
The Article reads:
Back in the 80’s when Trent Titmarsh‘s sister and her friends dressed him up as Madonna and made him sing along to “Like A Virgin“, they had no idea they were kickstarting a 20-year obsession with all things Madge.
After saving up pocket money for his first album, True Blue, at eight years old, Trent’s collected “pretty much everything” the Material Girl has put out. His collection is now worth somewhere in the region of $10,000: hundreds of LP’s, tapes, videos and CDs. Concert Tickets, books, badges and T-Shirts. As a kid, Trent even roped family and friends into his obsession, making his mum camp out for a copy of the notorious Sex book and scrounging newspaper clippings from an army of supporters. “I had friends and family, if they were reading a New Idea in a doctor’s surgery, and there was a picture of Madonna, they’d rip it out and save it for me and I’d put it in my scrap book,” Trent says.
So accustomed are his mates to Trent’s Madonna worship that no-one even blinked when he announced a trip last year to see her Re-invention Tour in Europe – once in London and twice in Paris. “When I said I’m going overseas and spending thousands of dollars just to see Madonna, everyone was excited for me. No-one said, you’re mad, you’re crazy. They knew that’s what I really wanted to do and what I had to do.”
And what does it mean to love Madonna? “I think there’s something that just triggers in your brain. I mean, I’m quite obsessive and love Madonna, but there’s other people who love cars or they love shoes. There’s just some connection that just gels really well and you’re just lucky enough to find it”.
Thanks to Trent for sharing this preview with MadonnaTribe – Home of Madonna Fans