Madonna at Wells Fargo – The Pope Has A Crush On Me, While Complaining Philly Fans Didn’t Adore Her Enough
Thanks to Marilyn Russell and Live Nation for the invite to see my 4th Madonna concert. It’s always an experience. I remember going to my first Madonna concert in 1986, The Virgin Tour. Always controversial that Madonna.
She had just come off of the MTV Music Awards and at that time the most controversial thing ever done, rolling around on the stage in a virginal white wedding dress. That act made headlines around the world. Of course she would go on to out do, and out rage people for the rest of her career. But more on that later…
I think it started with Madonna that fans dressed as their favorite artist while attending their concert. It wasn’t as Halloweeny as last night seemed to be, maybe because the garb worn isn’t something someone would wear everyday. Back in 1985 Madonna influenced a lot of kids to wear ripped shirts, large crucifixes and an armful of black rubber bracelets. I remember getting a warning at my job as a busboy at Winston’s for wearing them. They made me take on 20 but allowed me to wear a conservative 5. Above is Marilyn Russell with a few fans. i saw several Pope’s in the crowd so maybe we have that to look forward to this weekend.
Marisa Magnatta, and her dad. It was Marisa and Marilyn’s first time seeing Madonna. I don’t think it was her Uncle George’s first time. He knew all the Madonna songs, and was dancing along with the rest of us.
Vintage Madonna. She sang one of two of my favorite songs:
Love Don’t Live Here Anymore and Deeper and Deeper. My party songs of the 80s. The first was for my pity party, the 2nd for my getting turnt up party. She also did amazing reworks of True Blue, Lucky Star, Like A Virgin, Vogue and Material Girl. Better than on any other tour. Now for the not so hot.
Madonna surprisingly sings La Vie en Rose at her concert. Kinda redundant since that’s the song Lady Gaga has been singing on her last tour this past summer, where she dedicates it to her parents and sister.
I found a video on Youtube comparing the two. Why Madonna would sing this song is baffling. She is obviously obsessed with Lady Gaga. It doesn’t make me love her less, it just is disappointing. I know a million other singers have sung this tune, Grace Jones being the best besides Edith Piaf, it’s just right after Lady Gaga popularized it. That’s a shot across the bow.
The seats were fabulous. The problem with the Rebel Heart concert was she used too many elements and themes from the Like A Prayer tour. It’s been done Madonna, the beds, the masturbation, the sex with religious objects, you are better than this. Love your biggest fan, no really I am but we’re all flawed. And that Jesus comment, I feel she used that because all the rappers have the market on offensive words. Madonna needed to one up them. She’s an Icon, this just soils her.
As for the Pope, he followed her to NYC and now he’ll be in Philly this weekend. He’s obsessed with her. She did say he’s the nicest Pope yet.
On a lighter note, sorry my pixs aren’t pristine. I must read my new phone’s instructions for better photos. Mike has and his photos are amazing. Happy Pope Weekend.