Friday, October 31, 2008

Game Over

It's so hard to put into words just how incredibly exciting last night was. I love you Seattle, but you just don't party like the Canadians. It was a crazy throw-down from the minute we stepped out of our cab to the stadium. Radio staions were blasting Madge around two blocks. We got there early to watch the craziness and waited until well after 9:00 before the Queen took the stage.

60,000 fans screaming and dancing for almost two hours was something I've never experienced. It was almost eerie from the front when I could hear the entire place singing the hits with her. There were so many song highlights and she did a fantastic job mixing old stuff with new material. Standouts were the punk-rock "Borderline," a hip-hop infused "Vogue" and an old school rendition of "Into the Groove" complete with jump roping and Keith Haring animation!

There was only a small section of slow songs, which included "You Must Love Me" from Evita, when the audience of course gave her nothing but love as she serenaded us with the last few notes. The high energy third act was incredible with a techno version of "Like a Prayer" and a finale that recreated elements of Tron and 80's video games to "Give It To Me" before her final exit behind the screens that said "Game Over."

In spite of the rain, masses of fans paraded out into the streets, heading back to downtown and completely taking over the roads. Every club formed lines out the door but the biggest party was at Celebrites that sold out even before the concert started. Non-stop Madonna music and even an energetic drag show kept the fans dancing well into the 2:00 hour.

Be sure to check out my review of the entire show in next weeks issue.

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