After months of waiting it finally arrived! Night one of Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.
Madge did not disappoint. At fifty years old she looks better than a lot of people in their twenties. Her show is very aerobic to say the least. For one number she jumped rope through the whole song. And this wasn't normal jump rope, she did Double Dutch!
I broke out my vintage Re-Invention Tour "Madonna Is My Homegirl" T-shirt to show my support! But this year Madge was looking for a different kind of support. She was selling Barack Obama T-Shirts that said "Express Yourself." She is never one to shy away from politics and religion.
In comparison to The Confessions Tour, this one seemed a little less controversial. There was no crown of thorns or hanging on the cross.
One of the highlights was when she did an acoustic version of "You Must Love Me" from the Evita soundtrack.
I also always love the interludes when she is not even on stage. Two highlights from this year were the Remix of "Give It 2 Me" which was really a 3 minute advertisement for changing the world and voting for Obama and a Medley of "Rain" and The Eurythmics "Here Comes The Rain Again". Stunning!
Madge closed the show with "Give It 2 Me" which included a pretty cool laser light show homage to the video games of the 80's.
I am looking forward to tonight when I go back for night two...only this time on the floor!
The Song Of The Day - Beat Goes On (featuring Kanye West) by Madonna