"If Madonna could respect her audience more and not arrive three hours late, this first evening in Paris would have been ... perfect", tackled the journalist of Figaro Lena Lutaud in the daily newspaper on Monday. And rightly so. For her concert at the Grand Rex in Paris on Saturday evening, the queen of pop came on stage almost three hours late. If the spectators were delighted by the Madonna show, some were also bitter in the face of this long wait.
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14 dates canceled since September
The sky is not on the side of the diva lately. His tour, launched in New York on September 17, was cut by 14 dates out of the 92 planned, or one concert in six, due to a knee injury. To this is added the choice to perform in smaller rooms, which forced him to multiply the dates despite his physical condition. But despite all these disappointments, Madonna's concert at the Grand Rex in Paris, where her tour will end, was one of the events of the weekend.
The sidewalks on boulevard Poissonnière and rue Poissonnière are completely saturated for #Madonna The doors are not yet open. The places are sold in front of 400 euros. pic.twitter.com/nY43kRgdlO- Marie Poussel (@MariePoussel) February 22, 2020
After Jean-Paul Gaultier's unexpected entry, Madonna finally appeared behind an American flag, almost three hours after the start time initially planned. The spectacle is awe-inspiring, worthy of the greatest museums of contemporary art. The sumptuous decor. Madonna dances, and despite her knee pads to protect her ligaments, she is not stingy with figures or large gaps.
2:15 a.m. Last note of the concert of @Madonna arrived on stage at ... midnight with 3:30 am delay. Technical problems with concerns of compatibility of the decorations with the @LeGrandRex scene. Annoyed audience, but very enthusiastic at the exit: “it was worth the wait! »Pic.twitter.com/9O7ki7nZXg- Jean-François Guyot (@JFGuyot) February 23, 2020
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She addresses her fans, is also in a bad mood, by daring to launch a "you are not enthusiastic enough!". Everyone seems nevertheless to agree on one point, despite her injuries and the delay of three hours, she gives everything. In front of the exhausted audience of the Grand Rex, the show ended late at night, at 2:20 am. When Madonna in Paris, we know what to expect: the exceptional as the least acceptable.
When you go out at 2:30 am from the Madonna concert ... # Madonna # madamextheatrepic.twitter.com / kuS5VCZOR5- enola yag (@EnolaGooGoo) February 23, 2020