Mike Watt: Madonna was intense
Music portal Neumu.net features an interview to Mike Watt, who played with the legendary team of Iggy Pop, The Stooges, supporting Madonna at her Slane Castle gig in Ireland on August 29, 2004.
“I did a bunch of gigs with them this summer. Like last week, I opened for Madonna at a castle in Ireland [laughing].
She was intense. She’s only six months, eight months younger than me. She was singing and dancing. She was great, and so in control of the situation, running the whole thing but being the star of the thing. It was bizarre; she’s not a hand puppet, that’s for sure. She’s incredible.
I wanted to talk to her but I didn’t want to force myself. I was standing there with my mouth open the whole time. I watched her sound check and I watched her gig.
She talked a little to Iggy. She goes, “So, is that what you’re gonna wear onstage?” You know, just jeans and boots. He goes, “Yeah,” and she goes, “Woah.”
She was really singing and playing, she played guitar a little, it was amazing. All of us we were watching it, she’s a real deal. She does do the work, man, and that’s admirable.
From an interview by Jenny Tatone, neumu.net