Madonna is Madge-nificent
“She has been attacked for charging £150 per ticket but last night Madonna proved she is worth every penny.” – Victoria Newton writes today oin The Sun.
At Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium she performed 21 songs over two hours, which works out a bargain £7.14 per track. Madonna leapt about the stage like a wild animal who had been caged for 30 years. It’s hard to believe she’s 47.
She told the crowd: “This is my first show in a stadium and I love it. I want to touch you. We are living in a world where there is too much hate and fighting. You guys have a consciousness of liberty and you can change that – so thank you.”
“I might be biased because I’m a Madonna fan but I challenge anyone to name an artist who can put on a more spectacular show. Madonna turned the venue into her own dancefloor as she kicked off the European leg of her “Confessions Tour“.
Top DJ Paul Oakenfold was flown in from Los Angeles to get the crowd going before Madge descended on a giant glitterball.
The set list was dominated by tracks from her multi-million selling album Confessions On A Dancefloor. She sparked off a new dance craze too – the Madonna Trot – with her imitation of riding a horse during the opening section. And there was a bit of controversy to get critics going, with the fetish gear, anti-George Bush messages and crucifix scene.
My personal highlight was the ode to John Travolta in the movie Saturday Night Fever, when Madonna and two dancers, dressed in white flares, moved to a mix of Music with the classic Disco Inferno.
At that point the show lifted to another level and it felt like we were in the middle of a giant party at New York’s famous venue Studio 54.
Hung Up, with Madge in purple leotard and shades, made for a magnificent finale.
The only problem was that it left me – and the rest of the crowd – gasping for more.