I * New York
Now that the Confessios Tour has debuted on TV there’s some time to think again at the good and the bad of the show, at its amazing editing and filming and – unfortunately – at the missing parts.
But some hours of sleep overnight and a good recorder gave a lot of fans to re-think what they saw the night before thanksgiving, and to start pointing out trivia and interesting tidbits.
The first one comes from our reader Tammy, who was glad to be able to see the concert but couldn’t afford to see Madonna live and tehrefore had to wait for a TV showing and the DVD to experience the Queen.
“I enjoyed the concert – highlights that I personally loved were “Isaac”, “Music Inferno” and “La Isla Bonita” – but I did not enjoy all the commercials and all the unnecessary censoring and I was disappointed that they cut “Lucky Star!”- Tammy writes, adding an interesting detail: “Why did NBC censor the red heart on Madonna’s guitar strap to black? I noticed it during I Love New York and I was shocked, as well as offended to see that NBC would actually alter the famous “I Love NY” logo!! I thought maybe it was my reception making the heart black, but when I looked at photos online of Madonna’s performances, it is clearly bright red.”
We don’t know if this is the case, but there’s a chance that the logo was altered for copyright reasons.
The logo was indeed created by Milton Glaser in 1977 for an advertising campaign commissioned by the New York State Department of Economic Development and is now used to promote tourism throughout the State of New York.
Although the Madonna song itself is a sincere homage to the city and to the New York state of mind – as well as a huge – and free – promotional tool for the city itself – it can be the case that the logo had to be edited for legal reasons. Which remains, at the moment, only speculation on our side.
Here is a comparison between what has been aired yesterday night on NBC and how Madonna actually looked like that night in Wembley. Images and digital captures by Madonna Tribe.
Thanks to Tammy for this cool tidbit.