View Full Version : I just got home from the Madonna Confessions Tour

Jun 15th, 2006, 07:46 AM
Her Madgesty is amazing.
She completely outdid herself; this was the most amazing spectacle I've ever been part of. The elaborate set designs, videos, dancing... wow. So so so over the top. Well worth the $350+ per ticket.

My least fave song on COAD is 'Future Lovers', however it was my shizznit live. And the whole bruhaha about her crucifying herself on a 20' crucifix was so totally not scandalous. It was for 'Live To Tell', and it wasn't anti-religious in anyway. The video before LTT is a bit jarring/provoking but the Crucifixion was so not scandalous; I thought it was fantastic; albeit not my fave part of the show.

She better put this out on DVD as a whole show and not just clips like The Re-Invention Tour.

My only regret is that Mikey doesn't talk to me anymore despite my repeated attempts; he'd so love the details and stories I could tell. (So if you read this Mister M......).

Great show/amazing set design/videography/choreography.
She probably will never be able to one-up this tour; but I said that 2 years ago too.

Jun 15th, 2006, 08:09 AM
I have seen clips from the show and it must be amazing!!!

Jun 15th, 2006, 08:11 AM
She ain't comming to Australia :toothy: :tears: :rolleyes: Pathetic. :help:

Jun 15th, 2006, 08:28 AM
I know! Too bad she isn't! It would have been a great way to cap off Year 12!

But you are so lucky! Future Lovers is actually one of my favourite songs off COAD. :P I've seen clips like fellow unlucky people here, and yes, it is great! Especially opening, how grand is that??!

Jun 15th, 2006, 05:36 PM
``If you don't like my attitude then you can fuck off.
Just go to Texas, and suck George Bush's dick.``

I heart Madge.

Jun 15th, 2006, 05:38 PM
damn I wanna go but I can't afford it. fuck you, Madge. :lol:

Jun 15th, 2006, 05:41 PM
``If you don't like my attitude then you can fuck off.
Just go to Texas, and suck George Bush's dick.``

I heart Madge.

did she actually say this :eek: :worship:
i gues she's not coming to TX then :sad:

Jun 15th, 2006, 05:50 PM
``If you don't like my attitude then you can fuck off.
Just go to Texas, and suck George Bush's dick.``

I heart Madge.

wonderful words! ;) :worship:

Jun 15th, 2006, 07:14 PM
Madonna packs heat

No A/C, late start puts crowd in sultry mood— but the diva delivers

By Greg Kot
Tribune music critic
Published June 15, 2006, 1:30 AM CDT

Madonna made her fans sweat, literally, as she opened her four-night stand Wednesday at the United Center.

This was both bad and good.

Bad, because she made concertgoers who paid as much as $380 a ticket (plus service charges) wait 75 minutes past the starting time of 7:30 p.m. before taking the stage. And though there was no official comment from tour promoters or the singer's camp, the air-conditioning was undoubtedly shut off—apparently at the finicky Madonna's request. Before a note was played, fans already were perspiring like they'd just had a workout with the diva's dance choreographer.

For the rest of the show, the sweat was earned, and the earlier slights receded into the back beat of a relentless four-to-the-floor kick-drum. This was Retro Madonna, the first tour in memory where the singer looked back instead of pushing her music and presentation forward. And this meant a return to her dance-club roots, with nods to those quintessential '70s icons ABBA (referenced in "Hung Up"), Donna Summer ("Future Lover") and "Saturday Night Fever"-era John Travolta, with a white-suited Madonna mashing up the Tramps' "Disco Inferno" and her own "Music."

The two-hour show was split into four segments on a multi-tiered stage that shot three runways into the audience, layered high-definition video screens and hatched a giant mirror ball, from which the singer emerged in top-hatted horsewoman's regalia. As usual, the production values were pricey and mostly impeccable, with a couple of would-be here's-where-your-380-bucks-went eye-poppers: a ribald S&M routine with a riding crop and a rotating saddle, and a somewhat underwhelming rendering of "Live to Tell" on a mirrored cross, complete with a crown of thorns. Let's face it, now that everyone from Kanye West to Madonna way back in the '80s has flirted with this particular brand of sacrilege, crucifixion just isn't what it used to be in the Shock and Awe department.

But the true visual center of the show was the singer herself. Whether in tandem with her young, athletic retinue of dancers or sharing the spotlight only with a chair, she was a physical marvel. She's developed into a more sensual and elegant performer than ever; remarkable, really, for a 47-year-old woman who seems to develop more stamina and suppleness as she matures. Though musically the concert was hit and miss, in part because it was so heavily weighted with songs from her latest album, "Confessions on a Dancefloor," she was never less than watchable.

Though Madonna's voice still isn't anything special, it was more than adequate for the task at hand: burnishing those big choruses, especially when supported by piped-in backing vocals, and dishing attitude by the truckload.

She toughened up "I Love New York" with her electric rhythm-guitar playing, a feature that surfaced on her previous tour to less impressive effect. Here she took some shots at a certain Texan while playing the chords from the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog."

When certain audience members displeased her with their lack of enthusiasm, she called them out: "Show some effort!"

Even this moment of apparent spontaneity, played for laughs, was choreographed; she's been singling out some unfortunate fans at every tour stop.

Nothing in Madonna's world, at least on stage, is less than expertly managed. And it gave most of the show the air of a somewhat joyless Big Production; like being taken for a ride by a ritzy escort service.

A good time may have been had by all, but no real connection was made.

The one exception arrived during the show's most self-serious segment, in which Madonna took on everything from child abuse to AIDs in Africa with the kind of broad-stroke panache that might've made even Bono blush.

Yet when two male dancers played out a tortured ballet during "Forbidden Love," the intent was unmistakable, and moving. Madonna has been a gay icon since she emerged in the New York City clubs more than 20 years ago, and with gay rights once again under attack, her gesture did not go unnoticed. As Madonna extended a hand of solidarity to the dancers, a blast of appreciative cheers filled the arena.

She will always be a diva, but she's never forgotten the community that made her one in the first place.



Jun 15th, 2006, 07:23 PM
I didn't take these myself, but still... this is the show:

La Isla Bonita:

Live To Tell:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 15th, 2006, 07:48 PM
I'm so jealous but happy for you! Congrats :D

Jun 15th, 2006, 08:08 PM
I'm going next wednesday, can't wait :D

Jun 15th, 2006, 09:23 PM
Is this the tour in NY ?

Jun 15th, 2006, 09:29 PM

My least fave song on COAD is 'Future Lovers', however it was my shizznit live.

Oh why? It's my favourite atm.

Jun 15th, 2006, 09:29 PM
Your a lucky boy Mr Nate!! :hearts:

Jun 15th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Mase! How are you? ;)

darren cahill
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:37 PM
Natey Nate!

You only spent 350??? I am going to THREE MSG shows in NEW YORK! Yikes! i have spent close to 3,000! :eek: :eek: it better be damn good too! The bi-atch isnt coming to DC so i have to drag my skank ass to see her! and with my mexican boy in tow (toe?) of course had to play for his plane tix, his concert tix, his train tix....oh what i didnt do for some forbidden love myself!

Sorry i havent been on here in ages! but i logged on last night and today cause i knew you'd have a report....

we need to talk .....call me or can i call you?

Check your pm

sada sa sweet one:kiss:

darren cahill
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:41 PM
um, am i missing something? can you not PM anymore? i dont know how! LOL

and by the way, i love Future lovers Nate! how can you not adore that song??? so out there.

fuck, we were supposed to be seeing this tour together! funny how time flies by

darren cahill
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:48 PM
since i still cant figure out this pm crap (have i been gone THAT long?)

i have to ask my questions all out in the open....Nate, i hear she's doing EROTICA (my fave as you knnow) but i heard i was a demo version? It is anything similar to the original at all? God i hope so! and why did it start so late? Why on earth was it scheduled for 730 in the first place? I know Madonna was sitting backstage in her Truth or Dare moments saying 'this is ANOTHER reason to not want to live in Chicago, besides the fact that Oprah Winfrey lives here":lol:

Jun 16th, 2006, 12:22 AM
Mikey?!?! Is that you?!?! :eek:
You really want me to spoil the Erotica song for you? It was HAWT! I was all about the Erotica performance, it's all different. The cute little girl next to me was like, 'this sounds different'. :p

Jun 16th, 2006, 12:23 AM
Oh why? It's my favourite atm.
:shrug: I dunno... just not one of my faves on the CD - but now; Lovin' it.
Seeing that song live made all the difference for me.

Jun 16th, 2006, 12:30 AM
fuck, we were supposed to be seeing this tour together! funny how time flies byI know. :sad: 'sup with that?

Jun 17th, 2006, 03:58 AM
Mikey, start practicing your chanting now. You'll be chanting
``Time goes by.... so slowly`` for about 10 mins at the end of the show.