Madonna fined for Wembley Show
Madonna has been hit with a whopping £135,000 fine by Wembley Stadium.
The fine comes after The Queen Of Pop ran over the stadium’s strict 10.30pm curfew by 40 minutes on September 11.
She has been charged the princely sum of £50,000 for every 15 minutes she was late.
The concert was meant to start at 8.30pm but Madonna didn’t come on stage until 9.10pm. The gig ended at 11.10pm so she was quite a bit over.
A Wembley source reported to The Sun: “Her people knew about the possible implications for going over the curfew but this is a pretty hefty fine, even for Madonna.”
Madonna’s Wembley show has managed to upset quite a few people so far. Her mates Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson were loving it in their VIP seats but other fans further back in the stadium were upset by the poor sound quality and late finish. There were complaints that some fans couldn’t hear her properly. After the gig police had to be called to help some fans make their way home because public transport had finished for the evening.
Madonna is not the first pop star to fall foul of Wembley’s curfew.
George Michael was fined £130,000 when his concert also ran over time last year.
I suppose stadium bosses have to somehow recoup the £800million it cost to build.