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Wales1978

Rachell and bri I agree with in my last post :-) sorry I didn't realise bri wrote that post I thought it was Rachel.

Wales1978

I agree with what Radhel says and I was also in Cardiff for both concerts. I told my friend the same thing I have lost interest with Madonna I think she has gone down hill since hard candy / sticky and sweet.

Gone are the excellent thought provoking videos of bad girl / erotica / the power of goodbye. We are left with pointless "pop" and cheesy lyrics.

I will always cherish Madonna for what she has given me personally from 1992 to 2006 but I feel that's it and maybe she personally feels she has hit a brick wall with her artistic expression?

Time will tell if this album goes down the pan we can all hope and pray it shakes her up into making something worth while. Roll on 2016 this might be the next album date after MDNA...........

Tina

Hermes:

A true fan is one who is able and willing to critcise constructively, not a blind sheep. Not an obsessive (although, of course, 'fan' is an abbreviation of 'fanatic').

If someone or something is rubbish in any walk of my life, I am not going to blindly hand over my cash for it, just to line someone else's pockets.

We all know that M is more comfortable with strong people, rather than sheeple.

And before I am accused of not being a "TRUE fan", I have been with M right from the start, including seeing her at The Camden Palace in London before anyone outside the music business really knew who she was. I have been to every tour that came to the UK, saw her at The Brixton Academy, HMV in Oxford Street, G.A.Y.... and have, up to 'Celebration' (the single), purchased everything musically I could lay my hands on. I did not, however, waste my money on Britney's - sorry, M's - "Revolver".

And, yes, that makes me..... old! LOL

hermes

IF you are all TRUE Madonna Fans..then accept and be excited on all her projects whether it's bad or good. I know, I am..I still get excited..Madonna is the voice and the soundtrack of my life and I will forever be happy with ANY Madonna release. More than ever..with the death of Whitney Houston, which I am a FAN..I cherish all of Madonna's work past, present and future..For all we know, Madonna WILL BE THE LAST STANDING TRUE ENTERTAINER of this UNIVERSE..after Whitney..Nothing ELSE can compare. In my lifetime and my generation..it ALL STOPS AT MADONNA. NOBODY connects with me like the real artist of this century..Everything else are secondary or pretty much, non-existent. Just Sayin.

Bri

@ Rachel:

Rachel, Rachel, Rachel! I think you have summed up how I am feeling at the moment!

As I said to a good friend of mine recently - who is also a HUGE Madonna fan - I am still a fan, in that I am still INTERESTED in Madonna, but I am also sort of 'over her'.

Initially, the whole prospect of 'M.D.N.A.' and the Tour filled me with tremedous excitement. 'GMAYL' left me cold; 'GGW' is, for me, truly hideous; the tracks I have heard from the album are lacklustre to me; a Stadium/field Tour was the biggest disappointment of all.

I genuinely believe that M has lost a lot (all?) of interest in making music any more... by that I mean music that challenges, pushes, demands, intrigues, excites.

I also agree with john Suddes. I think 'Confessions' was a watershed, as this was a time when M *did* gain new fans, albeit temporarily. A lot of people I know who either didn't like M, or weren't that bothered by her, were really taken with "Hung Up" and subsequently bought into the wonder that was Confessions. It is very telling that the number of people who attended the Confessions Tour in Cardiff was DOUBLE the number who attended Sticky and Sweet in Cardiff. I was at both, so I know this is true (and Box Office data is readily avalable, anyhow). In fact, my partner and I bought General Admission tickets for Sticky and Sweet in Cardiff, and ended up being seated by the Stadium staff as the ticket sales were that low! Tarpaulin was put over the seats at the back of the Stadium to 'black it out' (for filming purposes).

As someone pointed out on another thread, ticket sales in the UK are very sluggish for both dates. Yes, I know that Hyde Park can - potentially - be capacity of 80,000, but - hell! - M sold out Wembley Arena with 'Confessions' over 8 nights, with approximately 86,000 tickets sold (plus the 55,000 tickets that were sold for just one performance at The Millenium Stadium!), yet there are still currently loads of tickets available for the current tour, both in Hyde Park and in Murrayfield.

I cannot honestly see M gaining new fans in the future. To younger people - rightly or wrongly - she is not relevant, or essential. Freinds of mine who are huge Madonna fans say that their nieces and nephews (age range 11-16) either don't really know who she is, or just know her as "some singer from the 80s".

When I went to Sticky and Sweet, I remember saying to my friends even then that my interest was waning, as I found the tour lazy, unspiring. And words cannot express just how much I disliked - and still dislike - 'Hard Candy'.

Madonna has played a great part in my life, has inspired me, challenged me, intrigued me, obsessed me. Hell, I even have an amazing 'Confessions' tatoo, which I absolutely love and absoultely do not regret! And what wonderful memories to have. Thank you, Madonna.

Rachel

Madonna is: in a sense a mother to alot of us, we grew up with her - she taught us how to push the boundaries, fight for what we believe in, how to dance, to question authority and religion, she taught us how to view art and appreciate music and lyrics - often times she was playful, other times introspective and dark, she always left us with an understanding of what she wanted to teach us... BUT the lessons are over, we're all grown up and she has run her course. I'm saying goodbye to her now, I had hoped she'd come through again, but she's a human, like me and you - noone can keep being the Queen of pop forever, she did really well. I love what she taught me and am amazing in life and grateful to her. "Bye Bye Madonna, it was fun huh?"

Johnny T.

I don't know what to expect from this new single & all the buzz that surrounds it but hopefully it will be more accepting towards fans & non-fans alike.
I'm seriously hoping the music video will be a true work of art, fun & have a whole lot of dancing.
I'm probably one of the very few loyal fans who adores GMAYL but i do realize that it wasn't what M fans were expecting from Madonna but i still have hopes that Madonna's new album will not dissapoint.
We'll just have to wait & see...

Maria

"Madonna is going to have to pull out the stops now after the dismal attempt with GMAYL" Posted by: john Suddes | Tuesday, 21 February 2012 at 01:21 PM

EVEN more so! GGW is utterly dreadful, sub-Britney and 'Revolver'.

I absolutely love M, but I genuinely think this album is going to be truly dreadful, certainly based upon the five tracks I have heard... :-o

john Suddes

I have not heard the song so dont know what kind of sound it is but if it is an upbeat or dance kinda song what I would love to see in the video is Madonna dancing and I dont mean that horrible freestyle nightclub dancing she has done for the last god knows how many videos now, I mean some real choreographed skilled dancing, she is after all a trained dancer!
I hate it when she just dances with her arms up by her head or jumps on the spot with her arm in the air, she looks like she really cant dance and we all know she can! The hight light of the super bowl for me was madonna shuffling with LMFAO choreographed and all in sync it looked cool, she looked cool, when she just dances on her own doing her own thing she looks (I hate to say it) her age!!
Madonna is going to have to pull out the stops now after the dismal attempt with GMAYL where Madonna fails (or her team) is that they think the name will sell it and one appearance on the super bowl will be enough publicity well its not! GaGa and Katy Perry and the likes still promote their singles to death doing tv music shows and award shows and radio ads. If she doesnt ut the effort in for these kind of shows then they are not going to plug her songs for her. In my eyes she is still number one and still the best but in reality from a none biased point of view people would look and think oh Madonna got top 30, GaGa got number one! She isnt going to gain new fans she is just and i mean "just" keeping the fans she already has and there are not enough of us left to get her back to the top of the charts!

Rant over! I still love you tho Madonna :o)

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