Know what yesterday was? IT WAS MADONNA DAY!
And, lo, it was AWESOME! In the diva tradition, she didn’t end up starting until almost 9 o’clock for an 8 o’clock show, but she played for nearly two hours straight and it was amazing. Highlights included a pop-punk version of Borderline which was super-fun, La Isla Bonita reinterpreted as a Gypsy hoedown which was super-fantastique, and Like a Prayer which was ramped up into a SOOPER-DOOPER DANCE REMIX OF AWESOMENESS.
The woman works hard, that’s for sure – she wasn’t off stage very often and she was always moving when she was onstage. I get a little nervous for her when she picks up her guitar because she looks at her hands a lot and I always picture her concentrating very hard and thinking ‘Okay, lobster claw, bear paw, rabbit’s foot…’ a la Phoebe. Plus, it’s Madonna. She rocks whether or not she can play the guitar.
So, in conclusion, SUPER AWESOME.* I wore my Madonna t-shirt to work today to celebrate and didn’t notice until I got there that she’s basically in her underwear on it (it’s the far left pose in the picture above) and I was like ‘Hmm, I know it’s very casual around here, but that may not be office-appropriate.’ But I don’t care. I wore it today and I will wear it again. So that’s Madonna, U2, and Kylie crossed off the list, leaving Radiohead, Bjork, and Muse at the top.
*But, and don’t tell anyone I said this, I think Kylie did it better. Shhh!