”Get up, girl. You still got two more songs to do!”
Here’s M-Tribe friend and Community member Lyricaljosh reporting from Las Vegas with his story and pictures – thanks so much Josh!
“All I can says is wow. I went to Vegas with the intention of having a great time but I had no idea that I would witness the best concert of my life. Guys, hands down, this is the best she’s ever done with a stage show, set list, costumes, props and most of all… her stage presence.
From the time the lights go down until the moment they come back up… she works and works hard. I’ve never seen Madonna put fourth so much energy into one two hour show in my life. I could go on and on but let me just fill you in on some of the major highlights of the show in Vegas on the 28th…
First off, before the show, Guy Oseary walked into my isle and asked if I would want to see the show down in the first row. Well, of course I was awe struck and crazy happy but I had to turn him down. I told him thank you so many times but that I would proabably stay with my friend since he had never been to a Madonna show before. It would have been nice to be down in the front but I actually really liked where my tickets were and would have felt really bad after the show if I left my friend to be by himself. I know it sounds crazy for me to turn it down, but I don’t regret it. Madonna and I had the pit together in NYC so it’s not something I haven’t experiance before. Guy said that he “completely understands” and “wow, what a friend” I was being. He was really cool. (I did take a pic of Guy as he was walking away to find someone else in place of me. Check it out! )
Next, Paris Hilton walked in and the crowed went nuts. She had about four or five bodyguards with her and every one of them were twice anybody’s size. With all of the money she has, you would have thought that she would have better seats! She wasn’t that much closer than me!
So back to the show. After Madonna sings “Get Together” she told the MGM audience, “I want everyone to put out your cigerettes right now because for the next two hours I’m the only one that will be smoking!” It was awesome.
Later, right before she started “I Love New York“, she told the audience how shocked she was to see how “on fire they were” that evening and that it made her want to “go all night!” Of course we would have let her.
So at this point, I’m assuming that Madonna noticed that some of the people around her left side of the stage were sitting down, including Paris Hilton. I don’t know what she said exactly but it was something to the effect of “Get up, M****er F****ers!“. I think she knew that the rest of the audience was going nuts so it didn’t make sence for this tiny area to the left to be sitting down.
Okay, my favorite part. After She did “La Isla Bonita” she through herself on the floor and said into the mic, “I’m sorry, I can’t do it. I can’t dance anymore…” Then, Donna and Nicki walk over to her and say “Get up, girl. You still got two more songs to do!”
Then, they laid the cape over her body and I’m assuming one of them tied it around her kneck because when the beat came back on she jumped up and spread out her cape.
She turned around and spread out her arms so that everybody could see her “Dancing Queen” words written on the back. It was the best part of the show!
It reminded me of how they used to toss the cape over Elvis when he was done as if he was a rock Superman or something.
Although, in her case, a Dancing Queen. She then did an awesome, bass thumping version of “Lucky Star” that had everybody dancing from the very start of the song.
“Hung Up” closed the show and it was better done than any of her other promo shows. I loved the way she grinded on top of the boombox. This lady breathes sex and every move she makes shows that.
In closing, the show was a masterpiece. I’ve seen many but none top this. The energy never slows and anybody that says that this isn’t one of her best accomplishments either hasn’t seen the show or just plain doesn’t like to dance. Also, I’ve heard many say that she doesn’t dance much and that the choreography is weak. I completely disagree. I feel like she earned every penny that was spent to see her and that she physically gave more than I’ve seen in years. I feel like Madonna shines when they allow her to perform more than being a member of a dance troupe.
I attached some pictures that I took from the show. A funny thing happened. During the first two sections, everybody in my row lost charge and function of thier digital cameras. I’m wondering if this has happened to any of you before at any of the previous shows. My camera started working immediately after the middle of the concert and didn’t stop again. A fellow female triber sitting below me (couldn’t believe she recognized me!) said that it was happening to many of the people on her row as well. Hmmmm….
Oh, one other thing. I did get to see Mihran in the MGM Casino. Wow, he is a lot shorter and thinner that expected but he’s still amazing to look at. I also saw Jason (black guy that tap danced in RIT) at the Centrifuge bar inside the Casino. Both of them were having a really good time so I decided to let them be. Now, I regret not having pictures.
Anyways, GO TO THE SHOW, guys. It’s the best concert experience I’ve ever had. I did not stop dancing for two whole hours. And come to think of it, neither did the rest of the MGM. So she did it. The whole world is going to be her dance floor one venue at a time.
Special thanks to Lyricaljosh. If you want to send in your pictures, magazine scans, memorabilia, and everything you would like to see featured on MadonnaTribe.com please use our usual contact email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!