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  • So far I've read quite a few positive things about the show tonight on MTribe and MNation forums. Here's a great review as well:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/wh...d=tmg_share_tw
    A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. - Bette Davis

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    • Madonna blew me away tonight, it's a beautiful piece of theatre/concert. She was funny, chatty, sassy and her vocals were brilliant. You can still she's injured (some slight choreography changes) but she went for it.

      ​ The political themes were handled perfectly with songs like God Control, Dark Ballet and American life. Highlights were Extreme Occident, I Don't Search I Find, Frozen, I Rise, Medellin, Batuka and God Control.

      Such a different show, so intimate with this theatre setting shes gone for. Not a greatest hits show (thank god) she clearly had something to say and share, it feels more like a passion project for her.

      She exits through the audience and walked right next to me and I touched her....amazing. she is stunning close up and tiny.

      Also, how amazing to witness a concert with no phones as distractions. No cameras and flashes. Everybody was present in the moment. Best thing she could have done banning phones.

      Stunning concert to support her brilliant and experimental album Madame X. I'm not gonna forget this for a long time and I've attended every tour since 87.

      Show started at 8.45 and she kept joking that Westminster council told her they would bring down the iron curtain on her if she was late. Photo went for 1500 tonight.

      Only negatives.
      Crave seemed to be dropped from the set list even though it seemed to start then stop. Papa Don't Preach has also gone.

      ​​​​​​

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      • Madonna – Madame X review, London Palladium: Anarchic, experimental and her best show ever

        5 stars


        https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/wh...d=tmg_share_tw

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        • Originally posted by CandyPerfumeBoy View Post
          I'm on my way home now, will write more later.
          But for now: She was on fire!!! Wow what an amazing show. I loved it so much. She started 8.45 and the show was 2h 20 minutes.
          The crowd was great, too! What a night
          Looking forward to your review.

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          • Originally posted by CraigMancs View Post
            Madonna blew me away tonight, it's a beautiful piece of theatre/concert. She was funny, chatty, sassy and her vocals were brilliant. You can still she's injured (some slight choreography changes) but she went for it.

            ​ ​​​​​​
            She really put 100% of her heart and soul into this show, despite her bad physical condition, and I m glad people who attend the show is recognising that

            On the other hand Crave and PDP, seems have been cut out for good, she skipped them both in Lisbon date I attended as well

            I ve heard she also cut out Sodade yesterday.
            Last edited by CandyShop; Thu January 30th, 2020, 08:41.

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            • Queen’s getting the praise she deserves !!!

              Last edited by CandyShop; Thu January 30th, 2020, 08:44.

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              • 'She doesn't still have 'it' - she is it': Madonna, 61, returns to the London stage to a triumphant reaction from fans and critics after cancelling ten Madame X tour dates due to injury


                https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...me-X-tour.html

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                • Madonna Triumphs Upon Resuming ‘Madame X’ World Tour in London



                  https://variety.com/2020/music/news/...on-1203486540/

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                  • Can someone copy paste Telegraph article? It requires subscrition it says.
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                    • Telegraph Review

                      The critically acclaimed Madonna Madame X Tour has begun its residency in London and is continuing to receive rave reviews. The Telegraph rates the show 5 stars out of stars. The complete review on their website is behind a paywall. Complete text from the review is posted below.
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                      Madonna – Madame X review, London Palladium: Anarchic, experimental and her best show ever

                      Rating: 5 Stars (out of 5)

                      I'm not sure who was having more fun at the opening of Madonna's London residency, the audience or the star. She sang, she danced, she joked and she beamed with almost childlike glee at the crowd's adoring response. "How happy I am to have made it this far," she declared, calling London "my second home."

                      Madonna first played the city in 1983 to 1500 early adopters at the Camden Palace. Her next London gig was Wembley Stadium. She was clearly delighted to be back in a venue where she could not just reach out and touch the audience, she could descend from the stage and sit in their laps. "Its so intimate. Its gorgeous and a thrill for me to be able to see all your faces."

                      Nobody is going to mistake the salubrious 2,200-capacity Palladium for a cosy club. But the last time Madonna played London, in 2015, it was two dates at the O2 Arena for almost 30,000 people. That is about the same number she will play to across all 14 nights in London, if she makes it through her residency in one piece.

                      Madonna is 61, and reportedly having problems with her knees. She has already cancelled ten shows on this tour, including what would have been its London debut on Monday. But she was in fine form shimmying and shaking across the stage in a set full of artful and exuberant choreography.

                      Indeed, sometimes you might wish she would just sit down and sing, because, in the moments when she did just that, she showed she was in exceptionally good voice. An interlude performing a Portuguese fado folk song was scintillating, whilst a stark rendition of 1998 electro ballad Frozen, performed solo onstage to a video of eldest daughter Lourdes dancing, was a highlight of the night.

                      But Madonna likes to give bang for bucks and this was not a cheap night out. Face-value tickets were priced between 376 and 1,247. What fans were presumably paying for was a chance to get up close and personal, a sense of proximity to their idol that you rarely get in the stadiums and sports arenas where she has performed since the eighties.

                      When Bruce Springsteen started this trend of superstars in theatres with his acclaimed 2017-2018 Broadway residency, all he brought along was a guitar and piano. Madonna’s idea of intimacy is a little different, involving a a dozen dancers, another dozen musicians, a 14-piece choral ensemble from Cape Verde and 39 crew members making sure the elaborate sets, dazzling projections and incessant costume changes all ran smoothly. Rather than stripping back her stadium extravaganzas, Madonna has essentially tried to squeeze the stadium into a theatre.

                      Yet crucially she infused the production with her own eccentric personality, chattering incessantly between songs in bizarre monologues that moved quirkily between ribald humour, political jokes and idealistic proclamations of artistic freedom.

                      During one odd interlude, she auctioned a Polaroid of herself to charity, admonishing her devoted audience for only coughing up 1,500. "Are you guys all confused by Brexit as it comes to an end?" she asked, before requesting we spare a thought for America where the nightmare continues. "We have a psychopath in the White House."

                      It didn't always make sense, but the show's slightly anarchic nature only added to the sense of fun. It was like a cross between experimental theatre and showbiz extravaganza, Busby Berkeley meets Ballet Rambert fired up with monster pop tunes. Pop music is supposed to be weird, sexy, silly and exciting and this show was all of that and more.

                      Madonna has survived so long in this fickle business because she loves what she does, and tonight it showed in her smile. I've been watching her live for four decades, and this may not have been her slickest or most spectacular - but her wacky joy in performance made it the most entertaining Madonna show ever.

                      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/wh...-experimental/

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                      • Thanks.

                        Happy for the great reviews. A friend of mine is going tonight.
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                        • Finally she performanced the first show in London. The media fell in love with it

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                          • Spiritboy why do you care, you have bashed this album, tour etc as you did on the last album?

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                            • What? I did nothing but praised the album since i heard it the first time and i still love it. You can check album thread

                              Either you are mistaken me for Westen (who hated the album) or you are so prejudiced about me that you perceive my posts automatically as negative

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                              • Rocco attended the premiere in London.

                                Happy to see they’re in good terms now

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                                • Madonna proves she's the reigning Queen as her Madame X Tour takes over London Palladium

                                  www.dailystar.co.uk




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                                  • Happy to read how everyone is enjoying the tour.
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                                    • Originally posted by RayRay View Post
                                      Happy to read how everyone is enjoying the tour.
                                      It makes me want to see the show honestly. I think I would have loved this one. Really hoping a worthy video registration will be released.
                                      "Lift up your head
                                      Lift up your heart..."

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                                      • Originally posted by Hejira View Post

                                        It makes me want to see the show honestly. I think I would have loved this one. Really hoping a worthy video registration will be released.
                                        I hope a miracle happens and she actually delivers a non-hysterical edit of the show. MDNA was pretty bad with quick cuts, but RH is just terrible.S&ST seems like a masterpiece edit compared to those two.
                                        I have received many gifts from God,
                                        but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
                                        .

                                        Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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                                        • This tour won't benefit from an over edit at all. It needs to be organic. It's such a humane show that wouldn't be captured to its greatest extent with a heavily technical edit.

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                                          • I thought RHT dvd was a step in the right direction after MDNA. The vocals for the MDNAT are horrible and unpleasing. Also the grainy filter and fake audience is so loud. The RHT it was def scaled back. Except for True Blue when she starts singing the first word at beginning the crowd immediatly starts screaming and theres no way they knew what song she was singing yet.

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                                            • RHT was terribly edited. Worse than MDNA for me. It didn't help she had different outfits and different hairstyles so in a matter of 5 seconds you could see 3 different versions of her on stage. Too many random slows and stuff.
                                              I have received many gifts from God,
                                              but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
                                              .

                                              Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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                                              • Except MDNA and Whos that Girl Tour dvds also have multiple outfits as well


                                                Show tonight started with Vogue because she came on late.

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                                                • So she didn't sing God Control, Dark Ballet, Human Nature and Express Yourself acapella last night. Poor fans who attended last night's show. Hope it was a one time only thing.
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                                                  • The show started with Vogue

                                                    She skipped 3 songs

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                                                    • Ugh, what a rollercoaster this tour has been. So she gave an amazing first show in London for the press basically, and then a shorter one the second time around? What the hell is going on? And she cuts down 2 of the most important songs on the MX album? I’m going to be so sad if this is the way forward. I mean, no “God Control” and “Dark Ballet”?! She’s already not performing “Crave”... now this?!

                                                      By the way, anyone wants to guess why one of Marvin Gofin’s Instagram stories says “Madame X, 7 more”? Cancellations here we come? Hmmm
                                                      A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. - Bette Davis

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                                                      • Well, she has to cut some songs in order to perform.It's not an ideal situation but it is what it is. Much better than a cancelled show.
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                                                        • Originally posted by Angeman View Post
                                                          Except MDNA and Whos that Girl Tour dvds also have multiple outfits as well.
                                                          But they're not schizophrenic in edit where you can literally see all changes in a couple of seconds. And there was no reason to do that because everything is already overprocessed with effects (slow, fast, filters, etc.) that the excuse isn't they went with a better take.

                                                          So did she cut the set because she was late so she would finish before the curfew or because this is the new set? If it's the first one then it's terribly irresponsible as she has made it clear she's aware of the curfew, if it's the second one and she did it to make the show easier on her then I can get with that.
                                                          I have received many gifts from God,
                                                          but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
                                                          .

                                                          Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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                                                          • Originally posted by madfan13 View Post
                                                            By the way, anyone wants to guess why one of Marvin Gofin’s Instagram stories says “Madame X, 7 more”? Cancellations here we come? Hmmm
                                                            London Palladium is clearly tagged in his story, so there should be 12 more shows left, not 7. Yikes.
                                                            I have received many gifts from God,
                                                            but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
                                                            .

                                                            Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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                                                            • Originally posted by beredy View Post
                                                              London Palladium is clearly tagged in his story, so there should be 12 more shows left, not 7. Yikes.
                                                              What is even worse is that if that is indeed the plan (cancelling some of the shows), then why can't they be upfront about that and cancel now so that we can all be prepared? Ugh.
                                                              A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. - Bette Davis

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