The World Cup of Music
Here’s an excerpt from an interesting post on Randolph Michaels‘ blog at popculturist.blogspot.com.
The Italians may have won the coveted World Cup, but for whatever reason Madonna never even mentioned it during her second of three sold-out shows at the TD Banknorth Garden last night. It was just one of many indications that her show was extremely choreographed from start to finish, leaving very little room for spontanaeity. Madonna has always had trouble connecting with her audiences over the years, though perhaps that is what preserves the illusion that she is a larger-than-life untouchable Superstar.
Her Confessions show has a good, solid set of tunes and the biggest surprise of all is that the best ones are from her latest album, Confessions on a Dance Floor. As a matter of fact, half the show – 10 songs – were from that collection. This certainly gave the audience what it craves most from Madonna – lots of dance music. Her two backup singers were only seen in the final moments of the show, which gave plenty of much-needed room for her troupe of am azing dancers. There were some moments where the non-stop action of the dancers became somewhat distracting, especially considering how much else was happening on the stage. There was the stellar lighting, constant imagery on the backdrop video screens and her four lowly members of her band (who went virtually ignored throughout the show).