I Love Chicago
“I know it’s a bit late to post my “Confessions Tour” ‘s memories but I thought you guys would like to know about it” – M-Tribe visitor Paulo writes, and of course, here they are.
“I’m a brazilian citizen working and living in Sao Paulo and a huge fan of Madonna. My first Madonna’s concert was in 1993, when she came up in Brazil with her Girlie Show tour. After that I could fly to USA in 2004 to attend her Re-Invention Tour. This is another story because during that trip I falled in love for Chicago. I mean, I know many places in USA and Chicago is the only place where I’d live in USA.
But this is not my story. After finding out that Madonna was coming back with a new tour I told to myself that I should be part of it. And then Chicago was again my choice, once I love the city and there’s nothing better than being in Chicago watching a concert with Madonna.
So finally on June 14th I flew from Sao Paulo to Chicago and after spending 12 hours flying I finally got there, on June/15th to attend the concert.
I got at United Center around 7 pm and the first thing I wanted to do was looking for my seat. I was at SECTION 303, ROW 6, SEAT 4. As you can see, too far from the stage. But that was not a problem because I was there, if you know what I mean.
After seeing where I was going to seat I wanted to walk around to see what was happening inside of United Center and know how people was excited about that concert.
In that night I was wearing a special t-shirt designed especially for the concert with the colors of the brazilian flag and also you could see the logo of the concert and people were really impressed about that t-shirt. I must confess that I really liked that because it made me popular that night.
When I looked at my watch I realized that the concert would start in about 30 minutes so I finally decided to go to my seat and wait for the concert to beguin.
And before that happen a guy came to me asking me to take a picture of my t-shirt. He told me that he liked it very much. So I said “of course” and while he was taking my picture I was asking to myself that I knew him but didn’t know where I had seen that face.
Well, after taking my picture he said goodbye and left and I stayed where I was. After 10 minutes he came back and asked me if I was alone and I said “yes”. But didn’t have any idea why he was asking me that. Then he asked to follow him, which I did and then he introduced himself. He was Guy Oseary, Madonna’s manager. He told me that he had a front row ticket to give me but to get it I’d have to promise him one thing: I’d have to dance a lot! He was talking to the right person for that.
So there I was: SECTION 3, ROW 1, SEAT 8. Yes, and I still don’t believe that something like that happened to me. I still don’t know to explain how Guy found me so far from the stage but what matter is that he found me. I was so so so so close to the stage that I could touch it. And then I went to my seat and it was amazing. Before the concert I met so many nice people who were there at the same row as me and I’d like to mention one in special, his name is Andre, he’s a Brazilian and that was a huge coincidence, I mean, to meet someone from my country at the same row.
The the concert starts and MADONNA was there… so close, so beautiful, so amazing, so lovely, so generous with everybody. I can tell you that “Confessions Tour”, is in my opinion her best tour. She rocked!!!
During the concert we interacted to each other many times, she blinked at me, she pointed at me and I will never forget what happened to me.
I use to say to my friends that Chicago gives me so many good things that what happened that night was the best gift ever. And it happened in my favorite city.
I’d like you guys to take a look at these two pictures I’m sending and I only wanted to share this with you. I had to and I hope that what happened to me can happen with many other fans around the world.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
July 09, 2006
Thanks to Paulo. If you have yourself a “Madonna Moment” you would like to share with the M-Tribe, please do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!