|Madonna MDNA Tour 2012|
I was entertained by the fans as we waited for 2.5 hours for her to come on stage. Drag queens, gay men holding hands, Madonna-wannabees, 80's-clad "Virgins". Most of the fans were over 30 I'd say. A very diverse crowd.
I ordered a bottle of water, and I was asked if it was okay to put it into a plastic cup. I asked "Why?", and the sales person said, "Madonna wants all the drinks in a plastic cup". I obliged, as it was Madonna's request. Seemed a waste, but there must be a reason for this.
At one point, she said, "I don't care who you vote for, as long as you vote for Obama". The audience cheered. She also said, "Vote No to the Marriage Amendment". Again, the concert goers cheered.
Madonna is 54, and she is showing no signs of slowing down. Her message was one of spirituality, personal growth and acceptance. My favourite parts of the show was "Like a Prayer", and the last song, "Celebration". People left the concert on a high note, making you want more - more of her oldies. We'll have to wait for her "Greatest Hits Tour" for that. She says MDNA was based on the theme, "From Darkness to Light". Each song was a spectacle in and of itself.
I was curious about what she had tattooed to her back - I found out that it was a spiritual message. It was three Hebrew letters, alef, lamed and dalet, that stood for God and help ward off evil.
Well done, Madonna. Can't wait to see what you do next. You are still a very inspiring woman. And I am still a fan.
Angela G. Gentile