”A lot of people talk the talk, but how many people walk the walk?”
Thanks to Triber Neil aka andifeel for sending in his report and sharing the first fan pictures (click to zoom) of Madonna performing at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff last night.
What an amazing unexpected night!
There are few words that can explain the jubilation of having your idol sing
a full verse of a song into your eyes. After she finished the final bridge
of Let It Will Be, I went rather hysterical…
An amazing start to the day – at 4.30pm Madonna launched into a soundcheck
of Future Lovers, Lucky Star and Hung Up, in full range of those of us at the front of gate one!
The doors opened late – around 5.55pm, and we all RAN in to the front. A bit of the normal pre gig pushing – certainly no worse than any other standing, golden circle gig ive been too though, ignore the rather hysterical “barbaric” claims – and we were one of the lucky 3000 in the Golden Circle
By 8.30pm the Stadium was packed, with about 10 empty rows in 2 of the upper tier blocks at the back (which completely filled in during the show – these were probably media seats) – this show will report as a sellout.
The show started at 8.37pm and ran exactly the same to the US shows. The
moment where the disco ball opened was magical, she was beaming, looking at
the Stadium crowd going nuts. All hell broke out during I Feel Love, as
people were bouncing away. This carried on through Get Together and Like a
Virgin with the first mega crowd reaction of the night going to Jump.
After Sorry she said “A lot of people talk the talk, but how many people
walk the walk?”.
Ray of Light tore the place apart, unquestionably the song of the night,
deafening crowd response and the “oooo-oooo’s” are back for the break in the
middle of the song, as they were for Holiday during Reinvention – keep the
tradition going now people!
Prior to Drowned World, she said how she was glad to be back in Europe where people stand up for her show, said it was her first time in Wales. She also
commented on the number of flags in the audience, and how she loved this unity.
Let It Will Be rocked the place – on the -dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-WHACK bit
where she kicks (you know the bit!) the crowd all went “Woooo!” which was
great. Then the magic happened.
She leant over the stage, on her knees looking over the top of the camera,
and sang the last verse. Into my eyes. 3 feet from my face. The two people at either side of me grasped me, screaming at me “she is singing to you
ohmygod” and I just froze… magical..
The show wound to a close in the usual way, she missed her mouth with her
mic for Erotica (Get Together, Sorry, Music and Erotica at least are now
mimed in whole or part – Music is especially evident now if you are real
close). She had a new singalong for La Isla Bonita was great, as was Hung
Up, with customary balloon drop, and that was that.
The lights stayed down for a long time afterwards, and there was a sigh of
dissapointment when no encore was forthcoming, however there were certainly
NO boos as has been fraudently reported in the media.
This was on par with HMV, G-A-Y and Live8 for me – being so close, the eyes
experience, and being in the Golden Circle made it feel like our own private
party with Madonna as the guest.
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