So I got a call at 6pm last night from my friend Shawn, asking me if I liked Madonna. My response: WHO DOESNT?! I wouldn’t call myself a fan per se, but she has done some great stuff and to have a career last as long as hers has and still be going so strong is incredible. You need to give the woman props — plus she has a smokin’ body, especially for her age.
Anyhow, Shawn had this whole big story of how he managed to get these tickets for free, hilarious to say the least but I won’t go into details as you can read his explanation. I find it hard to believe that this is the first time Madonna has made it to Vancouver, I guess she is just such a huge artist that until now it hasn’t been a city worth visiting. Which I think is a compliment to Vancouver’s growth… slow growth. It only took us a couple decades to be worthy of a Madonna visit haha.
The show was pretty spectacular, I really enjoyed it; I can only imagine how incredible it must have been for people in the front rows. I am not one for huge arena shows.. that is definitely the biggest show I have ever been to. I have to admit, she pulled it off. Her outfits were pretty crazy, the dancers were great etc… She even had a full size Rolls Royce on stage, then a boxing ring with a fight going on inside it. Plus the huge video screens over the end of the stage (which jetted out into the audience) was very cool. It would go down to stage level sometimes with Madonna singing inside and cool effects of water or fire on the outside. I guess for her first visit to Vancouver I would have hoped she would play more of the classics (we didn’t even get Holiday… I mean come on!) The highlight of the show for me was when she played “Like a Prayer” that was pretty awesome, and the crowd was really into it! Oh, and I was also very impressed with her double dutch skills. She should do jump rope for heart! Maybe they could incorporate that into the tour? haha
Here is a video someone shot at one of her other dates on this Sticky and Sweet tour, but it was the best quality I could find. It will give you an idea of the type choreography and video and all that good stuff that was involved with the performance.