the next best thing

Thanks to NBC, Madonna’s Confessions Tour has jumped from the lucky, limited arenas where Her Madgesty performed last summer to the millions of tellies in America and the underground stream of that file-sharing phenomenon called torrents. Guess where I got my video source from. Okay, you can call me a sinner.


I have only seen 45 minutes into the show and man it’s amazing. The opening, with “Future Lovers,” sees Madonna coming out from a huge disco ball yet again, which then leads to an intense, tightly choreographed gallop through “Get Together” and “Like A Virgin” where she mounts a saddle and goes into a pole dance on-air. I was blown away by the “Jump” sequence, with her dancers jumping from one cage bar to the next, from one platform to another, as inspired by that Japanese street-jumping phenomenon now prominent in her latest music video. Those jumping techniques were also used in the latest James Bond movie, Casino Royale. I got goosebumps running down my spine when the show went into “Live To Tell,” which shows all those kids from Africa. 12,000,000 of which have been orphaned by AIDS. The first time I saw the Live to Tell music video, I knew that Madonna is more than just any other artist. Too bad though that the crucifixion scene was not shown. Maybe because it’s meant to be shown to the American public. If it were a European network, I’m sure it wouldn’t have been cut.

I plan to bring it to the party I am attending tomorrow night so that a group of gay guys in this little town called Oslo can have the next best thing to seeing Madonna’s Confessions Tour. I only know two people who have actually seen the show – my boss Tobbe and colleague Emil, who went on a sidetrip to the Amsterdam Arena, after buying some flowers in the Netherlands. Lucky bitches!

On another Madonna note, I should order her Drowned World DVD from Amazon since I loved that show! All the aerial actions and swooshing samurais, and of course, those line-dancing cowboys. Or better yet, since Christmas is coming and my birthday a fortnight after that, I would appreciate a gift of a Madonna or two. Hahaha!

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4 Responses to “the next best thing”


  1. 1 savante November 25, 2006 at 4:02 am

    How great is that! Obvious enough that you are a Madge fan :) Doubt she’ll ever perform here though.

  2. 2 charles November 25, 2006 at 11:16 am

    But still how I wished that she has a concert here in Norway!

  3. 3 RennyBA November 26, 2006 at 2:24 pm

    I agree with Charles: wish she could give a concert in Norway too!

  4. 4 Mark November 30, 2006 at 2:53 am

    Was it too obvious, Paul? Hahaha! I doubt she’ll perform here, too.

    Let us pray to the heavens, Charles and Renny!


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