Liz Smith on Madonna
Columnist Liz Smith comments about Madonna‘s night out at the Roxy in her “In New York” column.
“Gee, it’s nice to get out of the house!” That’s what Madonna, wife and mother of two kids, said around 3:30 a.m. Saturday night at the Roxy. To say that Madonna is working hard to make her coming “Confessions on A Dance Floor” cd a hit, would be putting it mildly. She has sat for a dozen interviews, she has cantered down the streets of NYC on a horse with David Letterman. (Her first equine experience since that terrible fall in England.) And Saturday night, she put in a surprise appearance at the Roxy, the famous downtown disco where it began for M more than 20 years ago. The Roxy will close next year… The star materialized in front of several thousand screaming weekend party-ers. Wearing a blue dress that looked transparent under the strong lights, she carried a 12-inch vinyl record of “Confessions” to hand to the DJ. “I can’t believe I’m back here after all this time, with twelve inches” she said, deadpan. And then she danced and danced and danced. She pulled stunned and thrilled boys up from the floor and writhed like a teenager herself. (When her new songs “Sorry” and “Hung Up” blasted out, the place went crazy!) She lingered for hours after, chatting informally with everybody who approached. The star left at 4 a.m. looking fresh. Everybody, including Madonna herself said it was just like the good old days. For a few hours it was.
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