I've been looking forward to last night for some time now... back in the spring Tracey, my Mum and I got tickets to see the legendary: Madonna on her MDNA tour! A week and a half prior to the show, my Mum let us know she still didn't feel up to going to a concert so we got in touch with Marline and offered her our spare ticket (we knew selling a Madonna ticket wouldn't be hard)... I think we made her YEAR with the ticket offer!
Me, Trace and Marline getting excited about the show!
Doors opened at 7 and we were there just in time to get let in with the rest of the crowd! Then of course we HAD to buy t-shirts!
While waiting for the opening act, Tracey couldn't resist the blue cotton candy. Well Marline and I couldn't resist being a little childish!
Despite the tickets saying that the show started at 8, the opening act, a DJ - Paul Oakenfold didn't hit the stage until about 8:30. He played for over an hour. I honestly think a lot of his stuff was pre-mixed cause he didn't work the tables too hard, and you couldn't see the tables which is part of the fun with a DJ right?
There was more patience on the audience's part as we waited and waited and waited for Madonna to finally hit the stage! She didn't put in an appearance until after 10:20! Of course once she did hit the stage she had our complete attention!
The show was an amazing, once in a life time show! I have to say that Madonna certainly knows how to put together, and put on a show! The stage and sets were massive! The lights and video, perfect, and the dancers, choreography and costumes sublime!
With the show starting so late that means we didn't get out of Scotiabank Place until about 12:30, then to get out of the parking.... well with a sold out crowd that took some time! They certainly love to direct you in, but to get out you're SOL and on your own! I didn't get home and get into bed until after 1:30 am and I get up at 6am. So today, I ran on 4 hours sleep! Oh my!
I don't regret going, I just feel like Madonna completely disrespects her ticket buying (did I mention expensive?) fans when the show is an 8PM start and she doesn't hit the stage until two hours later than stated. We are the ones that make you a superstar, get you to the top of the charts and pretty much pay your salary and you can't be on time? This is not the first time I've experienced an artist taking their sweet time getting on stage, if you've ever got tickets for Guns n' Roses/ Axl Rose... be prepared to wait for a LONG time!
Its sad to say... but I don't have any more concerts lined up at the moment.