The two most magical nights ever!
Another double daily update to the MadonnaTribe Sticky & Sweet Tour Galleries today, with some amazing pictures taken at the August 8 and August 9 concerts at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden by our reader Gabriel who also has great memories to share with the Tribers!
Enjoy his story and click on any of the images below to check out the complete sets of more than 150 pictures from the shows!
• Saturday 8 Aug
I met up with my friend Carola early in the morning. We queued from 9:45 AM. We heard that they played most of the songs from the arena but didn’t sound like a soundcheck because nobody sang in the verse…
It was so nervous right before we got in and when we saw the stage it looked so small comparing to last year… don’t know if they build it smaller or what but we ended up front row, in front of the catwalk at the left side. We had a very good spot on the catwalk and the main stage. Only bad thing was that the 4 rounded stages around the catwalk, one of them was in front of us and blocked a bit of our view.
Later around eight in the evening Paul Oakenfold started. It was good and we danced but you got tired of it in the end until celebration was played and Hypnosis and Jaron Boyd danced on the stage!
At the same time Guy O walked around the catwalk and took pictures of the fans. He signed a girl’s Confessions book next to us and took a picture of me in my revolver tee from Luka who does great Madonna art! It had M-dolla written on the back but I forgot to show him that. I was to happy haha! That was one of the highlights and felt so amazing!!
When Madonna camed on the stage everybody went crazy! She did faces just before she started candy shop and looked amazing!!! We saw everything so good and when human nature was on and she pointed the finger and we pointed it back to her…
In Into the Groove after she jumped the rope Sofia kissed her right bicep and so did Madonna! Dj Inferno touched her back too!
Then Holiday was on and it was so good! I loved it and Antboogie got on the stage at the end of the catwalk in front of us and I screamed “Antboogie” and he reacted and looked at me and took my hand, made me so happy!
Later on in she’s not me when Madonna was in front of us I screamed “WE LOVE YOUU!!!” and she turned her head back and gave me a mean bitchy look haha !
In Miles Away we all clapped our hands and sang “so far away” so loud just like in the broadcast from Buenos Aires, and we sang along thru the whole song. Later on in you must love me she had the black jacket on and had a small speech before she started singing.
During La Isla Bonita she was in front of us at the small rounded stage and tried to reach our hands and everybody went crazy in that moment. But the lady only touched a guy’s fingertip haha!
“I have a special place in my heart for Sweden. Swedish people are very creative people, very sexual people, and they like to party…”
It was funny haha and during You Must Love Me she sang “you must love me… even when I play the wrong chords and everybody laughed haha! Then in the end she said you muuuuuuuust looveeeee…. And the crowd said both me and you and she said me or you? And then continued…” meee or yooouu – funny and great moment!
It seemed like the last section went down the best. The whole audience went crazy!! Frozen was to die for and during ray of light she didn’t let us stand. And right before this song the audience did the “uuuah uuuah” sound and she did it too! She wanted us to jump all the time, it was hard haha!
Everybody seemed to love Give it 2 me as the last song. She got of the stage in the end of the song and we regret we didn’t stand where she got of… but she camed almost to our side later and we did the give it 2 me dance the whole time and sang until she was gone!
It was an amazing night and the fact that it was in Sweden made it more special for me! We had this long discussion of how she can put up with 2 hours of dancing, singing, jumping and everything. We were dead half thru the show!
• The next day 9 Aug
I slept for one and a half hour and then went back to the arena to meet up with a friend and start to queue again. I got number 27 this time. We heard Frozen and Give it 2 Me from the arena don’t know if it was a soundcheck or what..
This time I wanted to be where she goes off the stage on the left side of the long catwalk and that was where I ended up !
This view was much better here! It was raining so much when they let us inside the arena. It was like the rain in Oslo and it rained so much for 2-3 hours!
Guy O didn’t take many pictures of the fans because of the rain and Paul oakenfold really bored me. Paul, Charles Parks IV and Norman was on the stage dancing with Paul. Right before Madonna started the rain disappeared for the whole show!
I saw everything that was going on the main stage and was so close to it! And when she was on the catwalk I had a great view of her back!
Hypnosis pointed at me in Beat Goes On, great moment! I Saw her so good when she was dancing on the catwalk, so close!
Right before devil we could see her getting up on the piano from under the stage.
In the doli doli song the dancers made everybody at our place sang along and I mean everybody! Charles Parks IV gave a air kiss to my friend and a welcome gesture to me haha! She didn’t have any speech before You Must Love Me but many people were crying during this song!
Rave section went down really good this time too! We were so freaking close I can’t believe it!!! Frozen was awesome and so was like a prayer!!! And in ray of light she asked us, are you frozen?? – NOOOOO, Are you hoot? – YEEESSS! We jumped so much during ray of light again!!!
And now the best part!!!! GIVE IT 2 ME! They started to remove the things from the floor down the stage before she went down and was cleaning it!
She started at the left side taking a hat from a person and then she camed to our side and it was a once in a lifetime moment!!!
Everybody was crazy and she had the microphone in front of me and many people around me. We sang so much and jumped and I saw her hand without the white glow and touched it for a second! It was hard to reach it but I made it! I was so crazy after that!
The crowd was crazy both nights… didn’t thought they would be so! This was by far the best concert of the sticky and sweet tour I’ve been too!!! And I had an amazing view! She had so much energy and was on fire!!! She didn’t have a speech no, BUT she gave us more than that and yesterday!
And the fact that Guy O took a pic of me and posted on madonna.com and that I was face to face to her when she got off the stage and touched her made it dreamy! I will always remember this day and these two concerts! It beat last years show and the one I went to in Frankfurt and everything she has ever done for me!
Im amazed over how tiny Madonna is in real life! She looks so much bigger in photos and more muscular etc. But in real life she looks like she weighs nothing and she’s so beautiful I can’t believe it!!!