First Madame X night in Miami
MadonnaTribe Team member Torontophoenix reports from the first Madame X theatre show at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre.
My first show was last night and it was fantastic! This will probably be a bit of a ramble as I will just type as things come to mind…
I’ll start with my “criticism” and then move on quick. I will be honest, I didn’t care much for the opening section. Don’t get me wrong, the God Control – American Life section wasn’t “bad”, it just didn’t flow for me and felt flat at times. Human Nature was almost boring, and Vogue didn’t excite me as it normally does. Again the first section wasn’t bad or awful, it’s just not as strong as the rest of the show imo.
That being said, the second section, the Portuguese/Fado section was STUNNING and that’s when the show really came alive for me! I can’t find any fault or criticism with this section, I loved everything about it!
From Batuka to I Rise the show is up there with her best, IMO.
Oddly, the couple seated next to us (probably in their early 60s and dressed like they were going to an opera) left after Dark Ballet. Very strange to me why someone would pay all that money and not stay to watch? lol
Another couple a row behind us booed when she talked about a woman’s right to choose and left. I guess they were offended? lol
Other than that the crowd seemed really into it and seemed to love her banter!
The show started just after 11pm but I think it’s because there were so many people just hanging out in the lobby and they were desperately trying to get them inside. I went to the washroom just before 10:30pm and the lobby was rammed with people and ushers etc were trying to get people to go take their seats.
I’m freaking exhausted right now so I can’t think of what else to say because we got day-drunk at The Palace drag-brunch and then the show went until 130am. Yesterday was proof to me that I’m no longer in my 20s lmao
I’ll just say if you haven’t got tickets yet and have the opportunity to go that you shouldn’t miss this tour because it’s definitely unique and nothing like M has done before!
Oh two more quick things …
1) the person who bought the Polaroid was a woman named Kara who paid $3000 for it. When Madonna asked what she did for a living Kara said “general surgeon” but Madonna had a surprised look on her face because Madonna thought she said “genital surgeon” lol Madonna then laughed and said “ok good I don’t need any work down there … yet”
2) the beer bitch was a guy who said that growing up as a young gay man in southern Michigan in the 1980s back when there was no “it gets better” campaign was very tough. He got emotional and thanked Madonna for being one of the first to say it’s ok to be gay and be yourself because she saved his life and if it wasn’t for her he might not be here today. Unfortunately I don’t remember his name, perhaps Robert? It was a really nice touching interaction.
Madame X returns on the stage of The Fillmore Miami Beach tonight, and will perform five more shows on December 17, 18, 19, 21 and 22, wrapping up the 2019 North American leg of the tour.