First Report from Full Dress Rehearsal by G-Lock
MadonnaTribe team member G-Lock has had the chance to be one of the guests of the Full Dress Rehearsal of the Confessions Tour held last night in Los Angeles. G-Lock has made available a brief report from the show on his blog that you can read in full by clicking HERE
Madonna came out before the show started, promptly, at 8:00 PM, and thanked her “friends and family” (about 3,000 by the end) for coming and said that She had woke up this morning thinking the show was not ready. The sound was a bit off in the beginning (nearing pitchy), but it seemed fine by the end, though Madonna could not hear Her guitar at one point and said, “You gotta take the rough with the smooth.”
Madonna spent the entire opening at the end of the main catwalk, draining the energy from the front of the floor, actually, and confusing half the room. But then She spread the wealth around, except she barely ever went to the side catwalks for any large period of time. (The dancers pop up there – literally, in fact – several times.)
The “equestrian” duds are pretty damn fierce. The dancers act like horses and the whole thing has a surreal vibe. Her disco entrance is awesome and one of the highlights.
The mix from “Lucky Star” to “Hung Up” as the finale manages to sneak in a fun James Brown reference.
“Live to Tell” has Madge-as-Jesus with crown of thorns and crucifix and all, following a heavy piece with three dancers dramatizing troubled youth stories.
Stay tuned for more spoilers from G-Lock.