Best Show Ever
Thanks to AstralBody for this review of the July 9 “Confessions” concert at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston.
“Hi everyone. I was at the Boston Show on Sunday July 9th.
First off you have to understand that while I am a huge fan, I don’t blindly love everything she does. That being said, when I say this was the best show ever, I mean it really was the best show ever!
I have seen all of her tours live except for Blond Ambition which I have seen both the France and Japan performances. While the Re-Invention tour may have been a greatest hits tour in terms of content, the Confessions Tour is a greatest hits in terms of incorporating the best of her past tours.
On the one hand it was provocative and elaborately staged like Blond Ambition, Girlie Show and Drowned World. On the other hand it had a frantic, fun, almost cheesy quality to it like Virgin Tour and Who’s That Girl.
Madonna was warm, friendly and connecting to the audience like Re-Invention tour.
Highlights: The opening is amazing. There is so much anticipation with the ball dropping and waiting to open. The horse thing works much better than it looked on paper. “I Love New York” and “Ray of Light” rocked the house. The whole last part of the show, from “Music Inferno” on was non-stop energy and excitement.
“Drowned World” was the single most sincere, beautiful thing she has ever done. Right before this song she told the audience that she felt relaxed and welcomed and was appreciative of having a great job. This sentiment was obvious in her delivery of the song. (I cried a little it was so real). The audience was way into it, the energy in the arena was incredible. Everyone stood the whole time, even during the ballads.
There was rioutous applause and jumping and dancing all night. The projections were awesome. They fit the songs and complimented the songs instead of overpowering them. The choreagraphy was inspired and flawlessly executed. The lowlights (if you can call them that): alot of fools were more intent on taking pictures the whole time instead of enjoying the show, but, that’s their loss, not mine, “Let It Will Be” seemed underwhelming to me, The interlude leading into “Live To Tell” set the mood, but, kind of came off like bad performance art, it was ungodly hot. The night was amazing and felt like it was over in just a few minutes.
It was great to experience the political parts of the show in a Democratic town! I had wicked cool seats: row 10 on the floor, 5 feet from the catwalk and the “Like A Virgin” stage, 20 feet from the main stage. Seeing M this close was a dream come true. We could see all her facial expressions, individual beads of sweat etc. I’ve always thought she was an attractive woman who could look very good with the right makeup and lighting. In reality she is strikingly beautiful, but, I think, not because of any particular features, but, because she is happy and fullfilled in life. Maybe that’s the thing that made this show so special. She seems to have found a way to “let it will be”. She can be warm and spirtitual and maternal in one breath and sassy and calling us a bunch of mother fuckers in the next, and being playful and silly in the one after that. All these different parts are not incompatible.
It’s real life and she’s a real person (though in the form of the most fabulous Diva superstar ever).
My gratitude to her, and everyone involved with the show. They obviously all work their asses off; the end product is worth it. Here’s something I never thought I’d say in lifetime “$350.00 for one ticket was so worth it”.