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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MDNA Rocked Ottawa


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!

The three of us got together after work and went out for a lovely dinner to one of my favorite establishments, The Glen.  A fantastic Scottish Pub that my family has been going to since we moved into the area in 1991!  Good company, good food, and a pint was a great way to get warmed up for Madonna!



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!



It truly is amazing how this woman whose in her 50's can go, go, go, dancing, being thrown around, singing at the same time with constant costume changes!  I doubt even a person half her age could keep up!  Kudos Madonna.





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.

24 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Quite agree Dani. Great photos.

Nic said...

Looks like a great night. But, yeah, you expect your fans to be on time so you should too

Christine said...

It looks amazing, but I agree 10:20 is a ridiculous time to start a show

Annette-California said...

Oh my goodness. How thrilling that you got to see Madonna in concert. She always puts on a fabulous show. 1st of all let me say M is a perfectionist. I think her son was ill, otherwise she usually starts on time. Loved your photos and thanks so much for sharing.
love Annette

Ann said...

I think it must have been a fabulous experience! Makes me regret for not going when she was here in Belgium!
Disrespect from her side to arrive that late (and with tickets that are quite expensive)!
Have a nice week!
Ann

Cath said...

LOL , glad you enjoyed it , but I totally agree about the timing , I would have been really cheesed off. Got tickets to see GnR, and it was cancelled twice so never actually got to see them .

cucki said...

beautiful pictures x

Chris said...

Wow! It looks like an amazing show! It really stinks that it started so late!

Julie said...

Great photos.

Annie said...

What a cool experience .. definitely one you can cross off on the bucket list. Great photos too. Really a pain that it started so late, but I guess that's one of the things that make a diva a diva.

Catherine said...

Great photos and I'm sure a great show. But, I have heard that about her. Being late and eve on rude to her audience. Still quite the experience to see her!

Julie said...

Fabulous pics, love the blue tongue one of you both, that made me giggle.

Shelleen said...

Thanks for sharing pics. I hate that some concerts they take their time coming out. Glad that you had a great time. I have always loved her music.

Lana said...

Wow! Awesome!! great pics!

Melinda said...

Madonna is amazing - So sad she was so late getting started, do agree with you on that one.

Brigitte said...

It's always worth having a very short night after such a concert, isn't it? When I was at my last Sprinsteen concert we didn't get out of the parking lot before 2am and were at home only at 4.30. But it was worth every single moment.

Carol said...

Wow, that was a really late concert start, Dani--I can see why you were frustrated... Looks like a very entertaining show, though, so I'm glad you were happy you went!

Carla said...

Great pics!!!

Melanie said...

I would have been sleeping in my seat, even with all the noise, probably around 11pm. lol
(Doubt me? I've fallen asleep while at a NASCAR race sitting around the start/finish line. JUST SAYING.)
She does put on an amazing show though. Will be interesting to see what kind of show she's doing a decade from now, you know?

geeky Heather said...

Great shots!! It's ridiculous to make you wait for 2 hours. If theater did this, they'd be out of business in no time. I don't have much patience for people who act like divas just because they can! Looks like it was a fantastic show though, once it finally got going!

Annette said...

You must had a awesome day!!
It's looking great!!
Never bene to a big concert!!

sylvia shenk said...

She was just in Philadelphia. She was 3 hours late. The fans were booing her we she came on. She must be late every concert

Karen said...

Great pics! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience! Hard to believe she's 50!

katica said...

Great pictures!! I saw her in Vegas about 4 years ago on her Sticky and sweet tour! That was great! And we are flying down to San Francisco/San Jose to see this tour over the thanksgiving weekend in October! I'm really looking forward to it!!!