Madonna was welcomed as she returned home to Michigan. A wide variety of people were brought under the roof of The Joe Louis Arena in Detroit last night to see the pop sensation. Ages ranged from six year olds to over sixty year olds! Whatever the age, people dressed up in glitzy outfits to express their inner ‘sinner’. Many fans within the Golden Triangle donned homemade costumes, here are a few:
Before the star went on, Paul Oakenro played a set of catchy house music mash ups, with popular modern and retro hits from artists like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Michael Jackson. Everybody in the arena was tinted with colors from red, blue, and green, as the party went on (even after his lively set!)
Even at 54 years old, Madonna was able to shake the walls with her voice and move her body in a way that was a seductive, fun art form. The beginning of the concert started off with a cathedral projection on three large screens. Monks, as well as demons greeted the stage, and Madonna herself was presented behind a white curtain.
The show itself told a story: the story of a woman who has committed sin in her life, and how it’s affected her, to finding salvation in her surroundings and music. Throughout the whole show, Madonna, as well as her dancers, changed their outfits about ten different times. The glamorous clothing wasn’t the only thing that changed, however. The stage also transformed itself from a cathedral to a motel room, and to a factory, and a romantic French bar.
This show featured many awe inspiring images that were blown up on huge screens, allowing everyone to see from all areas in the arena. Lights and music captivated the Madonna lovers as the show went on. Her performance of ‘Like A Virgin’ in the form of a ballad had people in tears. On the stage, she strip teased while she belted out the popular song. Madonna encouraged the crowd to throw money onto the stage, which she promised to donate to help those victimized by Hurricane Sandy.
The MDNA tour is visually stimulating and also, Madonna is AMAZING live. If this tour is coming through a city near you, I definitely recommend going, because it’s a once in a lifetime experience.