The Virgin Tour 30th Anniversary
Madonna kicked off her first major live show, The Virgin Tour, at the Seattle Paramount Theatre thirty years ago today.
Her first adventure on the road showcased material from her first two albums, delighting thousands of fans in the US and Canada.
The tour climaxed with a sell-out performance at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, where Madonna made history selling 19.000 tickets in 35 minutes.
Girls attended the concerts dressed up just like Madonna, wearing dozens of bracelets, crosses and laces, creating the “wannabe” phenomenon, while parents and the “moral majority” started questioning whether the show was too racy for teenagers.
Madonna commented saying:
I get out there and work. My fans love it, and they come from a wide range, and all kinds of backgrounds. If they’re happy, I’m happy, so much for all the goofs who wanna decide if my show deserves an R or an X rating.
Thirty years later, some fans might have changed, the goofs are still there, and Madonna still knows how to rule the world.
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