“I never thought I would go this far,” he confessed. Madonna before more than 20,000 fans at the start of the Celebration Tour in London, ready to celebrate his resurrection at the age of 65 after the mortal scare of the bacterial infection that made him look over the precipice… «I have forgotten those five days of my life, or my death, and I don’t really know where I was. The angels protected me. And my children were there, they always save me.
Her children signed up for the party (Mercy played a version of the Bad Girl) while the mother of all pop queens sang her impressive setlist de 40 songs and four decades (Like A Prayer, Material Girl, Vogue, Ray of Light, Hung Up…) and consummated his multiple reincarnations on stage: an unprecedented display of corsets, crucifixes, mittens, leotards and miniskirts, to the greater delight of his 24 ribald dancers. All of this wrapped in a setting that is a replica of the famous wedding cake of the Like a Virgin at the 1984 MTV Awards.
Anyone would say that Madonna is rebornand that after facing death and her own decline (after the cold reception of the Madame wardrobe malfunctions.
Madonna is no longer the tireless dancer who competed with her dancers, now she moves with the calculated grace of the years and gives the spotlight to a delirious troupe in that great celebration of gay, drag and trans culture that envelops from beginning to end. end of his show: from the New York subway platforms in his hits of the 80s to the catwalk of Vogue which marks the climax of his 40 years on stage.
The concert starts with Nothing Really Matters, in a calculated wink to her fans: “I will never be the same, thanks to you…”. The trip in space and time takes us to New York in the 70s, where the girl from Michigan arrived with 35 dollars in her pocket and ready to take on the world.