In the past week, I have been center stage in that drama of life where you don't hear or think about someone or something for months, and then all of a sudden they're everywhere!
A week ago, I
had even forgotten that Madonna was going to performing at the Super
Bowl, but having watched the video highlights afterwards, her
performance inspired me to write my first blog post in ages. Funnily
enough, I then got an email from Ticketmaster on Thursday afternoon
letting me know that tickets for one of my favorite performers would be
going on sale the following morning. Oh yeah, I thought. She is one of my favorite performers, isn't she?! I had no idea that she was even starting another tour....
After seeing her on her Hard Candy
tour a few years ago, I'm pretty sure I decided that I was no longer
going to shell out money to attend concerts. Ticket prices are just
crazy now, and unfortunately Madonna's shows are now much more about the
theatrics of it all - her costume changes, the lighting and
pyrotechnics, the countless dancers, the political messages...the spectacle of
Madge. I say "unfortunately" because my ideal concert would be for her
to sing all the hits from her first four albums (taking us up to 1989)
and then forget about all the newer stuff (apart from if she wanted to
include some of the songs from Evita!). Ideally, of course, she would make way for me to perform my Like a Prayer dance as well, which, really, as we know, is actually better than her own.
was supposed to have a meeting on Friday at 10:00, and at the last
minute it got cancelled. It was, I decided, a sign, so on I went to
ticketmaster. In a matter of minutes, I was the proud owner of two
tickets to see Her Madgesty in Hyde Park on July 17th. Matt got first
right of refusal - and he did in fact decline the invitation, bless him -
so I'm on the market for someone who'd like to go with me. If we're
lucky it will be warm and sunny and she'll turn back the clock and sign
only the hits that I know the words to.