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This is an overall report of the events that led to the MDNA show in NOLA and my review of the show. I will not discuss “song by song” here, but if you want to find out my individual impression of every song, talk to me on the comments section.
My MDNA experience in New Orleans could not have been more positive than it was, and I traveled to Louisiana just for the show. I was so happy to see Madonna after four years that nothing could have ruined the weekend. New Orleans was the first MDNA show out of four that I am seeing this year - and I want more.
With the help of my readers - the ones who follow me on Twitter - I was a winner of two pit tickets for that show. I was out at a bar the night before the concert with other Madonna fans in New Orleans when I opened my phone and saw the message telling me I was a winner. I was thrilled!
When I woke up Saturday morning, it was freezing cold and windy. After lunch, I decided to go to the New Orleans arena to check things out. At that point, the local people from the box office had no information on the pit tickets had I won, so I decided to wait until I had my pit tickets in my hand to pass the 8th row tickets I had bought months before on to friends.
We walked around the French Quarter, had fun sightseeing, then I received another e-mail from Madonna’s camp with more details on how to get my pit tickets, the time, etc. So I decided to head back to the hotel, get ready for the show and go back to the venue to pick up my tickets.
I was there a little before 6 pm, and there already was a line of fabulous Madonna fans inside the box office area, waiting for the “Competition Winner” window to open. Everything was really well organized, they had our names and our guest’s names on a list and everything. That was when reality hit me - I had the pit wristband on one wrist and the Golden Triangle ticket in my hand. Shit got real! And I was determined to be as close to Madonna, or as I call her “God”, as possible.
I left the box office singing one song - and I’m not kidding:
We headed to a coffee shop inside a hotel next to the venue (where I think Madonna’s band was staying at) just to kill time. I would have stayed outside the venue, meeting other Madonna fans, but it was so cold and windy, I could not take it. But anyway, there at the hotel, we met other fabulous Madonna fans, and it was fun talking to everyone. We met people from everywhere: New York, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Argentina, Australia, Brazil. They were all there for Madonna. Her music really makes the people come together.
For some mysterious reason, my phone battery was going down really fast, so I decided to save it for the show. My initial plan was to take my own pictures of the best dressed Madonna fans for the blog. I’ll do it next time in Atlanta. Anyway, let me shut up and go straight to the point:
We walked in the venue, and one of the first things I did was take this picture:
This was around 8 pm, so we had plenty of time to walk around, visit the merchandise booth, buy drinks, talk to people etc.
At the Golden Triangle, we met Guy Oseary, Madonna’s manager. He is a very nice guy - he walked around the whole time, talking to everybody and taking pictures.
Later on, when Paul Oakenfold was on stage DJ’ing, Guy Oseary’s kids and wife were also in the pit, dancing to the music Oakenfold was playing. It was really nice seeing that the families of the MDNA team also enjoy the event.
I tried to “snap” it when she was jumping mid-air
You're so sad. Madonna's stage has huge screens. How original. have you seen Gaga's castle? It changes colors, it changes the mood of the show. It's almost like a living being on stage.
Are you serious?
Sorry, little monster, but the Cinderella castle at Disney World changes colors and everything - besides being a lot more pleasing to look at than Gaga’s Styrofoam castle Grayskull replica.
Don’t be fooled by Madonna’s huge screens… she doesn’t need any of that to be the greatest performer the world has ever known. All she needs is a spotlight and a stage - the whole performance is executed by herself (and that is a real performer).
No other music star can create and execute such a powerful and meaningful performance piece like LIKE A VIRGIN in the MDNA TOUR. But don’t even bother watching - considering the intellectual abilities of you little monsters, you guys won’t understand the meaning of it.