She’s got herself a universe!
Here’s DyeAnotherDay‘s review of the final “Confessions” at the Forum.
Well, tonite’s show was perfect, fun, wonderful! The crowd adored her! I’d been busy reserving my energy the past two nights and fascinated by watching Madonna and Company, so tonight I decided to let go and just have a great time dancing. I can’t even think of a flaw in tonight’s great concert.
It was all the glamour, drama, and dancing you could squeeze into two hours!
Ingrid Casares was front row, and Molly Sims and Brittany Murphy were there.
• Act One: Take a Ride
I marvel at the way Madonna transports her self-obsession into her work. I think Madonna could break a nail and construct a world tour around it. I’m already finding favorite moments. For those of us stuck in the front rows during “Future Lovers,” the dancers do an exquisite little trot on the runway. I choose this moment to fixate on Mihran, who could easily steal Cloud’s thunder, no pun intended. This segment is just so entertaining.
• Act Two: Spiritual Girl
I hope Madonna’s critics take a moment to study her face during the crucifixion. she knows exactly what she’s doing and does more acting than all her films combined. I’m sure she will discuss this in press interviews — um, I wonder if she planned this?
And for those who don’t like her look: the motif of her wardrobe is designed to show off her stupendously toned body: her bowling-ball buns, whisper of a waistline, pencil-thin thighs, and champagne-glass breasts. And with the most powerful arms — and brain — in this world on top of it all. “Like it Or Not” is one of her best live performances ever. If she improves this any more, I doubt anyone could even take it!
• Act Three: She Got Herself a Universe
I’m noticing that this show doesn’t HAVE a dead spot. I was anxiously awaiting the problem-plagued final act, but everyone was clearly smokin’ and in sync and it just flowed like a river tonight. “Let it Will Be” is… okay, I am FINALLY at a loss for words, LOL.
• Act Four: Burn, Baby, Burn
Well, I think we could all think of our favorite numbers to install here, but Madonna has chosen ‘Music,” “Erotica,” “la Isla Bonita,” “Lucky Star,” and the stupendous “Hung Up” and they are great. They had seemed mechanical — until tonight. I turned around and noticed that all the security and police (yes) are bobbing their heads during Disco Inferno.
Once they really become comfortable with the pyrotechnics, I think there will be a more natural fizz in this segment, and tonight it hit the ceiling.
During “Lucky Star” I was right underneath Madonna, Donna Delory, and Raistella. The area in front of me was pretty clear, so I bobbed up and down like a pogo stick, and Donna smiled and laughed at me.
Mihran and Cloud are so similar to Madonna. They both have heat rising off their bodies. Mihran’s eyes are filled with intensity. They were both clearly having a good, good night. Cloud’s entrance in this wasn’t as perfect as opening night — but it’s such a stunt, I doubt he’ll be able to nail it every night. The three of them really end the show marvelously, even before they are joined by the entire troupe and slowly fade away.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I’m just so high right now. And I sat next to a yoga instructor — I’m not kidding.
I have one more day in Los Angeles — to eat and sleep and eat some more, and I’m flying back to New York Friday.
Love and peace. It’s been so great.
Special thanks to DyeAnotherDay for sharing his LA experience from these great days with the Tribe.