A weekend full of Madonna moments

  • Article by: JON BREAM and CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 5, 2012 - 11:38 AM

After making Twin Cities fans wait 25 years, did the Queen of Pop justify our love? Mostly yes, but the show had highs and lows.

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paige7Nov. 5, 1210:47 AM

Biggest waste of money: Paying that much for tickets and having a crappy DJ as the opening act. Seriously, you can't get a band or solo singer that would be willing to open for Madonna? Give me a break.

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muggsh2oNov. 5, 1211:16 AM

Ish

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bogeygolferNov. 5, 1212:02 PM

How about Excel running out of wine? I wonder if they planed for a 10:30 start. Most people there were not beer drinkers and the Drink lines were super long. I like Paul Okenfolk, but i wish he would have played more real club music. I do think he has lost his popularity 10 years ago.

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alr213Nov. 5, 1212:03 PM

Agree with Paige. $200 a ticket and we get a DJ for a warmup, and that 45 minutes after call time for the show? The staging and effects were great, but the song picks could have been much better. An overall disappointment in my book.

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Tinye67Nov. 5, 1212:32 PM

The DJ as an opening act was as bad as I thought it might be. Seriously, watching a guy play other people's music on a computer when you're not even in a nightclub?! Seriously dumb.

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suzzzannepNov. 5, 12 1:19 PM

Just want to say...some thing are better remembered in the past. In 1993 I got to see Madonna with my sis at Madison square garden in NYC. It was one of the most entertaining concerts (and educational for a gal in her early 20's). I have been a huge Madonna supporter... I have to be honest in saying I was dissappointed with seeing Madonna. Was it her thong filled butt crack close up on the screen? Her ten minute election rampage? Violent, bloody scenes on stage about killing your liver....or that the very few older songs from the 80's she sang were twisted witha a foreign melody. She didn't even sing holiday or do an encore. She didn't come on stage till 10:30 pm. Nope, I will not be going to another Madonna concert, ever, ever, ever. I imagine others won't either especially the ones who walked out during the concert!

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bbgunbillyNov. 5, 12 7:07 PM

Great Photos!!! ( :

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busdriver37Nov. 6, 1212:11 AM

As "show," it was a good show - nice spectacle and theatrics and over-the-top stuff. Good work. Not the most outrageous I've seen (saw Gaga two years ago), but a nice attempt. The reviews, and even your friends who went to it, will be scared to actually admit that the concert was a bummer. For starters, it was missing any attempt by the artist to actually engage the crowd in the stands. I think Madonna even once called us "Chicago." The initial numbers were so heavy on auto-tune that I wondered if any of it was live. I was disappointed that she relied so heavily on 2 songs on pre-recorded interludes by Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. Entire sections - 107, 108, 112, etc. - were sitting down less than 2 songs in. And other than bringing people to their feet for Express Yourself and Like a Prayer, this was a crowd that SAT for the concert. (Never thought I'd say that about a Madonna concert.) If you're looking to hear Like a Virgin in recognizable form, Material Girl, Lucky Star, Ray of Light, Music and full-form of any of her hit singles, you don't get it in this concert. Madonna seems so full of herself now that she doesn't think her fans (including those on this tour, from many cities she hasn't been to in 20-25 years) warrant any fan-music as opposed to what is her universally ignored and maligned "new stuff." I understand it is her "MDNA Tour" in support of her new music... she could take a queue from Dave Matthews Band re: how to incorporate new music and old, fan-pleasing faves into one show. (Given Madonna's age-bracket, that is actually a great comparison despite the difference in genre... lots of us grew up with Madonna, then "met" DMB in college...) And finally: the political speak. I agreed with some of what she said, but still: If I wanted to hear more political rancor, I could have stayed home and watched the 10:00 news for free. Madonna started at 10:35, way later than any typical artist with an opening act. Not too bad a downside other than "bar-close" at the X is around 11:00 so there was nothing past that. Unless Madonna comes out with a "greatest hits" tour, there is now way I will pay good money to see her again. Didn't see anyone leave early, though heard multiple groups debating it by 11:20 (less than one hour in).

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mnfanintampaNov. 6, 12 4:33 AM

Didn't go to the show but heard it was brutal. The commenters confirmed it. Why can't Madonna just go away.

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