Las Vegas it’s time to put on your dancing shoes!
MadonnaTribe follower Richard wants to share his tour experience from the second Las Vegas show with our visitors. By reading this review our affectionate readers will surely realize the info MadonnaTribe exclusively reported for the first time online in past months, before the tour started, perfectly matches with the final show. And here’s what Richard has to say:
Hi Tribers, I’d like to share my experience from the 2nd Vegas show. It was definitely more than I expected. I felt like having a deja vous! I went to see the Re-invention show in Vegas exactly 2 years ago! At that time I did not think anything would surpass it. Well, I was wrong! Our lady still knows how to push herself more and comes up with great ideas!
The crowd was for a typical Vegas audience a lot better than last time her at this venue, which she even admitted during the show when she said: “What a surprise?! Las Vegas is on fire!!!”
The show started with a 40 minute delay, which I think was caused mostly by people still not being at their seats. Approximately 20 minutes before the start the crowd started applauding. I had no idea what was happening. Then I noticed a blond girl walking towards the front section with 3 bodyguards. It was Paris Hilton! She waived at the audience a couple of times and then took a seat in about 7th row from the stage. The show started of course with “Future Lovers” and the equestrian footage. I could feel the excitement in the air and from the people around me. I must say that I was surprised how good Madonna sounded even when she sang the “I Feel Love” lines, which are definitely some tough notes to hit. I liked the “horse” choreography the dancers performed during this number. Just the idea of a dance routine that would look like horses marching might sound funny, but this was well done!
When “Like a Virgin” started she addressed the audience saying: “Alright Las Vegas are ready to ride with me? Are you ready?” She performed the song same way she did in the other shows riding the poll saddle with pictures of her MRI scans and X-rays of her broken bones.
During the beginning couple of notes of “Jump” she thanked the audience for coming to the show: “Ladies and gentlemen, thanks for coming to the show. Please extinguish your cigarettes. For the next two hours and I am the only one that will be on fire!” Seeing dancers jumping on the bars and climbing the cages during this song kept me thinking how dangerous it is to do something like that during a live show. Just imagine performing it during a rainy weather at an open stadium…
“Live to Tell” was just simply beautiful and I could not get over the fact that so many people in the media have misunderstood the whole point and focused only on the “cross” thing! The message was so clear with the footage of dying children in Africa and quotes from the Bible.
“Sorry” started the “PSB remix” lines and Madonna hugging and kissing her dancers – symbolic interpretation of the song. The remix that was played on the screens as an interlude was showing Madonna from the “Sorry” video saying “Don’t speak, don’t speak. I’ve heard it all before” with mixed images of Nixon, Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and other politicians including president Bush winking his eyes. Two dancers were in the mean time fighting on the stage. The last images on the screen said: “The audience is listening…”
Before “Like or Not” Madonna talked to the audience again: “Are you enjoying the show? Do you want more? Let me see what I can do for you…” The number reminded me of the BA “Open Your Heart” performance with the chair. It ended with a beautiful picture of a red rose on the main screen.
During “I Love NY” she again said the words about going to Texas and… you know. I guess it’s part of the show now. At the end of the number she said: “Don’t take it personally though.” “Ray Of Light” was a blast with her rocking the stage and dancers performing another interesting dance routine.
I know I am going to get beat up for this, but for me the lowest point of the show was “Let It Will Be.” I am sorry, but I think her singing was a little bit off during this number and it did not have the vibe I was expecting. She talked to the audience a little bit again at the beginning of “Drowned World” as she was sitting down on the steps at the begging of the catwalk. She said something about happiness. Unfortunately I don’t remember what exactly. “Paradise (Not For Me)” had the most beautiful images on the screens – petals falling from the trees. The whole disco theme part of the show was my favorite! “Music Inferno” was just amazing with her doing the John Travolta dance and dancers on roller blades. It was so much fun!
“Erotica” was more “You Thrill Me” demo version, so many people were confused as they did not recognize the song. During the first notes of “La Isla Bonita” Madonna said: “Las Vegas it’s time to put on your dancing shoes!”
People got really on their feet during “Lucky Star” that had images of stars and comets on the screen and of course during the last song “Hung Up.” Lady M teased the audience again: “Come on, this is your last chance! The show is almost over!” and let some of the people around the cat walk sing “the time goes by so slowly” line in her mic. That was really cool! The show ended of course with blue and pink balloons and confetti falling from the top.
I am glad I went to the second show. From what I’ve heard she was having a lot more fun than the first night. I think she was surprised that she did not get the “typical” Vegas audience that does not give it up. Thank you Vegas, thank you Madonna for a great evening!