Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Some days you get lucky...like when a friend has to travel on short notice for work and leaves you wtih her Madonna tickets. Some days, you get luckier...like when it turns out a separate friend is at the show...and two of his friends didn't show up to claim their seats on ON THE FLOOR of that same Madonna concert? And those are the days that you find yourself about 50 feet from Madonna herself, wearing lots of necklaces and eyeliner on a Sunday night after a few rounds of cocktails with your husband for an impromptu date, staying up way past your bedtime while dancing in heels until the wee hours just like you did in college. It's been awhile since we've done something like that and I'm pleased to say we could keep up, though we certainly paid the price the next morning.
What is there to say? The show was amazing. Punctuality wasn't its strong suit running at over 2 and a half hours late. And honestly, late night shows don't bother me, but telling people one thing and doing another does. But anyway - costumes, sets, changes, energy, especially when you're in the thick of it are incredible. There is a rather violent portion in the beginning I wasn't crazy about, but her oldies are still her best goodies and it really is incredible what she and her dancers can do. I mean, they're professional athletes and the movement is just incredible. I dare you to not be moved when a whole gospel choir materializes out of nowwhere for the chorus of Like a Prayer moving a stadium of 20,000 people to song. As the good friend who gave us the second set of seats pointed out, "This isn't a concert, it's a SPECTACLE". A spectacle worth seeing...at least once!