It's time to recap the Madonna concert that I attended with my Mom, Aunt, and Uncle last Thursday. I was skeptical going into the whole thing because while I like Madonna, I'm not her biggest fan and I knew it was going to be a long night. It ended up being amazing and a lot of fun!
I mentioned a few times that we won tickets early last week. We had initially bought tickets in the 3rd section up (nosebleeds) because the tickets were very expensive. On Monday, I woke up to an email saying that we had been entered into a contest and won tickets in the "Golden Triangle." I had no idea what this meant but it sounded cool! Since we also had our other set of tickets, we decided to give them to my aunt and uncle.
When we got there, we were instructed to go to the box office to get our wristbands. They also said something about the "Golden Triangle" yet we still had no idea what that meant although we did feel pretty important ;) Everywhere we went, we just had to hold up our wrist to get where we wanted.
After asking a few people who work for the venue we were directed to an area that was in the middle of the catwalk, right in front of the stage. If you are looking from the stage, the area was in the shape of a triangle, therefore "Golden Triangle". I was in shock at how amazing these seats were and all of the other people in the area with us had also won the tickets. We had left my aunt and uncle earlier, thinking we wouldn't see them until the end of the concert. However, when they got to their seats, an usher asked if they'd like to sit closer and they were upgraded to floor seats right in front of the cat walk! Crazy huh?
Mom and I before the concert standing just a few feet in front of the stage. No we did not plan to color coordinate, she eventually changed into a t-shirt she bought from the merch stand.
My outfit: Liquid leggings from Macy's, Boots from Old Navy, Lace tank from Nordstrom, and Jacket from Kohls
I had joked about wearing an old Madonna costume from college and I wish I had because there were so many other people dressed up. These are all women, but there were just as many men in both costumes and drag! It was great people watching that's for sure. One of the guys we were next to told me that when this area isn't given away as a contest, tickets usually cost over $1500!
Everyone kept telling us it was going to be quite the "show" and I didn't believe them until it started. The opening was like a catholic church and Madonna came from the ceiling in a confessional booth.
This was her first outfit for the opening and a couple of songs after. She was in a skin tight, black outfit and she looks amazing!
This was from the opening sequence that upset a lot of people. She had a fake gun and was shooting at her dancers that were dressed up as criminals. Everytime she "shot" someone, the screen splattered with blood. Was it outrageous? Yes. Was I offended? No. It's Madonna, what do you expect?
This was a cool part where she tight rope walked along the stage. You can tell how much practice and choreography goes into this show!
Look how freaking tiny she is! She's so skinny and not very tall. Also, you can't see but she was strutting around the stage in some amazing Louboutins.
She laid down on top of this pillar, and was lowered into the ground to finish the first set and change into the second outfit.
I might be wrong, but I think is the same outfit from the Superbowl performance? She did a really cool mash-up of "Express Yourself" and "Born this Way". I didn't get an good pictures, but she has drummers dressed in band attire that were hanging from the ceiling during this part. They were right about our heads!
This was my favorite outfit, it was an amazing textured leather skirt and top and in person it was so cool!
She paused the show for about five minutes to stand at the front of the stage and chat with the audience. She told everyone how it important is was to register and vote! She talks and sounds like such a sweet, genuine person.
During "Vogue" of course!
This was out in the middle of the cat walk, where we didn't have a very good view. She did a strip tease down to her bra and tights that we pretty much missed out on. Bummer ;)
She had quite a lot of interaction with the crowd which I was pretty surprised about. She had them singing along every couple of songs, which I thought made her seem so personable and fun!
Overall, the concert was great and she played for about 2 hours. The only thing people were super pissed about was that the tickets said the show started at 8, but I knew from my emails about the contest that she shouldn't go on until 10 because there was a DJ from 8-10. She didn't end up going on until close to 11 and the concert went until about 1am. It was a long night and a lot of standing but in the end I felt it was all worth it. This was definitely a once in a lifetime experience!
Have you ever seen Madonna?
What did you think?