Confessions Tour and Cake!
Our Friend Marques wants to share his Confessions Tour memories from the Phoenix show with our readers.
Marques and his partner also made a great “Confessions Tour Cake” to celebrate their friend Maudi‘s birthday before the
June 10 show (See photo on the right). And here’s what he has to say:
My name is Marques and I’m from Tucson, Arizona. Words cannot express the experience of Madonna‘s Confessions Tour. I was lucky enough to attend both concerts in Glendale and for anyone who doesn’t have tickets and is contemplating trying to go, all I can say is YOU MUST CONFESS! Thursday, June 8 was Madonna’s first show at Glendale Arena and the energy was great. The opening sequence with “Future Lovers” and “I Feel Love” is AMAZING! The video is phenomenal and her entrance as the proverbial disco ball opened took my breath away. I was moved to tears by the realization of a 20 some year dream to see The Icon herself.
Stories, reports, photos and even video cannot prepare you for this amazing, brilliant display of love, talent, strength, energy, and joy! From the moment the lights went out, the crowd was on it’s feet and I for one, didn’t sit down again. There was no controversy, nothing inappropriate. Everyone got it. Madonna’s message was clear. She was “going to tell us about love!” That evening I had great seats close to the floor in front of the cat walk stage. Around me were three little girls with their Mom and aunt about 7 to 12 and during “Ray of Light” and “Hung Up” they were mini Dancing Queens! To my left were two couples in there late 50’s or so, clapping along and singing. “Music… makes the people come together!”
Saturday, June 10, I sat with several friends up in the nose bleed seats. It was a completely different experience as I got a full view of the arena and the use of lighting and the screens. UNBELIEVABLE! The concepts, visuals, light and sound were all incredible. Madonna did sound a bit different than she had on Thursday, (which was pretty much perfection) but her attitude with the audience was great, especially her reference to her “front row bitches” which she seems to be carrying over from one of the L.A. shows. At one point she even said “You’re all right Arizona” which brought thunderous cheers from the arena. As “Lucky Star” gave way to “Hung Up” and I new the end was approaching, I felt a sense of impending loss. How can one person have such an influence over so many people the world over? I believe that we all have a purpose on this earth and Madonna has found hers and luckily, we have all been invited along for the ride!
Thankyou to MadonnaTribe for keeping us all in the loop and allowing us to have a voice to share this amazing, once in a lifetime experience with others. I have never in my life seen anything that can compare to this show and may not ever again, but for 2 hours on June 8 and 10, 2006 Madonna had a party for 15,000 or so of her “closest friends” and I was there. Make sure you’re there when the opportunity comes. You’ll thank your “Lucky Star”!