Thanks to Marco
Thanks to Marco
Thursday, 19 July 2012
21:00 until 02:00
The Eden Bar, 116 Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 6NB
Free Entry all night
Drink Promotions all night
Eden's DJ Dan spinning the tunes all night long
This is a public event, so please invite others that are attending the concert!
Directions: Head to The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, you will then be on Hurst Street, walk down Hurst Street, through the gay village and at the bottom, you will find Eden bar facing you. From the Arena 10 minutes walk. Eden Bar is central.
I recently filmed my kindergarten students performing 'Vogue', and they were the cutest things ever. No one can strike a pose quite like 5-year-olds! Check it out.
Madonna was also pictured as she arrived at the stadium - on bicycle! To view that gallery of pictures visit multimedia.quotidiano.net2
Thanks to Marco
To view the rest of Massino's clips from the show visit his youtube channel here.
You just designed the costumes for Madonna’s MDNA tour - is there a different process in designing those costumes compared with the ones on display here today?
In a way the conversation is very similar. I’ve worked with [Madonna] for 15 years and this is my fifth tour. Working on the film was unique because she was behind the camera with me and that was really great. She is a really aesthetically rigorous and curious person, really forward-thinking and always pushing herself.
I feel like I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have been with her on this journey for the past 15 years and to get to do so many diverse things. She’s such a prolific artist and to be able to collaborate with her in all of these different disciplines is an incredible opportunity that isn’t lost on me. I don’t take it for granted; it’s really been an exceptional experience.
To read the rest of the interview with Arianne visit fashionista.com
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MDNA tour guitarist Monte Pittman also just tweeted a shot of fans that have been let inside the stadium, and are ready for the soundcheck!
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So Madonna flashed a nipple during a performance in Istanbul. Good on her. Why shouldn't older women flaunt their stuff?
Oh Gawd. Madonna's at it again. By which I mean being provocative, as everyone who has given the media even a cursory glance in the past 30 years will know. She has a bit of a back history with this stuff, after all: dry humping a black Jesus in the Like a Prayer video, snogging Britney, saying the f word on David Letterman, hanging out on a crucifix. Now she's gone and flashed her old lady nipple. Oh, the humanity! It seems Twitter twits such as Piers Morgan think her lady-nubs might not be entirely age appropriate. Cue internet outrage, articles in the Daily Mail, angry feminist backlash, and this piece.
Older women simply can't win. And despite the fact that Madonna is a veritable goddess of excellent pop campery, she is, to her detriment, also 53. Which is about the same age as my mum. Now, I'm not suggesting that my mum should start flashing people in Buckingham Waitrose, but that's because she's not a multimillion-dollar recording artist under pressure to keep things saucy. Madonna is, and if she chooses to flash her half-a-century-old nipples, by God, I defend her right to do it.
If you're a middle-aged woman, it's often said that, in the eyes of the media, you are invisible. However, proponents of that theory are forgetting one key fact: the Stifler's Mom/Mrs Robinson paradigm. Post-menopausal women recast as sexy older cougars who rob horny young men of their sexual innocence. In light of this, the message that Madonna and women her age are receiving is clear: go hot, or go home.
If you're an older man on the other hand, like Iggy Pop or Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen, you can carry on doing your thing – which in Iggy's case is getting his crinkly bollocks out through the recognised medium of transparent trousers. Much to my disappointment, the perpetually hot and youthful Bruce is keeping his under wraps, but Iggy, despite the fact that he begins to resemble Frank Gallagher more by the day, is still flying the flag for pre-geriatric nudity. And why not?
There's an assumption that aged bodies are somehow shameful, that they cease to be sexual vessels, especially where women are concerned. Madonna, in her own way, is giving that cultural assumption a pretty categorical V sign.
I don't want to assume that Madonna flashing her nipple is some kind of post-modern commentary on patriarchal gender norms. Maybe she just wanted to experience the feeling the cool breeze of a thousand gay men's sighs caressing her nip. But since 'nipplegate' has officially become a thing, it's worth remembering that women's bodies and their activities are still regarded as common property.
What's even more ridiculous about this whole furore is how Madonna doesn't even look 53. Do you have any idea how hard she works to please you people? I read in Closer magazine the other day (and before you start, it's my job), that she covers herself in £500 moisturiser and sleeps in a plastic suit. And what does she get in return? All-round twit Piers Morgan saying it was 'the most desperate attempt in the history of music'.
Madonna is not desperate. She is sensational. Morgan is forgetting the myriad desperate moments that have graced musical history over the years – not least the Steps comeback tour. And in a world of quasi-pornographic pop booty shaking, Madonna's nipple is hardly shocking. It may not be my world, or my mum's world, or your world, but it's Madonna's world, and she's not letting go of it just yet, nor should she.
Thanks to Marco
From Us Weekly
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Picture by @Speedylegz of the stadium in Rome ready for the show tonight!
Madonna is playing at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2012, and if you enter you could win tickets to the NYC show!
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The Istanbul show was amazing. The energy was so much better than Abu Dhabi. I could not help but notice Madonna was smiling more, dancing more, talking more. Of course it was probably 40 degrees cooler that night. The stadium was sold out and everyone had a great time. I did notice for Like A Virgin and Erotica she was a lot more sexually suggestive than in Abu Dhabi for obvious reason. I was in the pit in Abu Dhabi and in general admission for Istanbul and enjoyed Istanbul more!
A party to celebrate Madonna's concert in Hyde Park, with proceeds going to St Stephen's Aids Trust. Hosted by Jonny Woo, with DJs including David Robson, Neil Prince, Kurt Hoffman and more. Plus Madonna raffle with rare and promotional 'MDNA', 'WE' and 'Truth or Dare'. items.
ONLY 200 tickets will be available and go on sale 9am 12th June 2012.
£8 from Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.co.uk/Mdna-Tour-After-Party-tickets
It was such an incredible experience to be in the Golden Triangle. Such luck! Madonna looked incredibly beautiful and she kicked butt. What a star with loads of smiles for the crowd.
It was an unforgettable evening as we waited patiently for her to appear, which she did at 10.45 pm only. I don't think anyone in the world can better this production. It is epic.
Madonna is the world's greatest and most hard working stage performer. She won't disappoint.
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I was in the golden circle area, it was too hot, Madonna was sweating all the time, they were cleaning the stage from humidity during the whole show even when Madonna was performing because they were afraid she might slip! Despite all this Madonna was full of energy, she was at her best, I don't know how she handled the whole thing, but she said during the show that she is doing this for her fans, and it was just spectacular.
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Madonna came to Istanbul from Abu-Dabi with her children, and was welcomed at the airport with a red carpet arrival. Three planes brought Madonna's team to Turkey, along with dancers and musicians of 200.
Madonna’a plane was set to land at Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the Asian part of Istanbul, but it landed instead at Ataturk Airport after obtaining landing permission.
From webtv.hurriyet.com.tr - thanks to Uygur
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I am so lucky. Went to the second show in Abu Dhabi on June 4 also and while in line, we won Golden Triangle tickets again! I should have played the lottery yesterday!
Just like the first Abu Dhabi show, she came on at 10:30 and it was even MORE humid than the night before and Madonna was not happy with it. About 20 minutes into the show, she said, 'Shit, it is too fucking hot. You guys have to help me out singing. I hope you appreciate me being here.'
I think she then realized what she said and caught herself and made up stating, 'I am here for you because I appreciate my fans'.
Check Madonna.com for the list of North American MDNA dates Nero is playing at.
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From AFP Via Yahoo! News