OMG … let me tell you how freaking AMAZING yesterday was for me. As I mentioned before, my dear friend Emma and I made our way to San Francisco, CA this weekend for the express purpose of seeing Madonna perform live in concert in San Jose, CA. While we have been having a blast her in SF, it was all about the Madonna show last night. After many months of hearing about the show, I finally got to see The MDNA World Tour LIVE in person for myself. I thought I was ready … but I was not. The show BLEW MY MIND. Hands down it is one of Madonna’s best live shows of all time and is certainly her best live show in years. BUT, I’ll get to all of that later in the post. The rest of my day here in the Bay area was pretty sweet, too. Click below to see some photos from my really fantastic day yesterday.
To start the day, Emma and I met up with David’s brother Aram and his girlfriend Jodee for brunch at La Boulange. They were off to go couch shopping so Emma and I did a bit of regular ol’ shopping of our own. We bought the really cute knit hats you see above and I may have picked up a couple of things here and there (the red hat I wore to the concert last night is my new jam and the WeHo t-shirt is just the cutest ever). Fun Fun Fun!
Then it was time to get to the show. We picked up our rental car (a 2012 cherry red Ford Mustang convertible) and headed down South to San Jose for the show at the HP Pavilion. Our tickets included access to the VIP pre-party where we got to eat and drink our faces off (included in the price, no extra charge) and collect tote bag full of Madonna goodies (t-shirt, tour book, Truth or Dare perfume, etc.). This was Emma’s first time seeing Madonna so she was really excited:
Once seated, we got to meet the coolest Pink reader ever! Uzra and her sister were sitting in front of us and we became BFFs immediately. She is the lovely lady pictured above :D
And then, it was time for the show:
Honestly, these photos cannot do Madonna’s live show justice. I’m really glad I stayed away from major tour spoilers (ALL YEAR LONG as Madonna toured all over the world) because seeing the show for the first time, being surprised with every number she performed was just THE BEST way to see the show. The MDNA World Tour is the most theatrical performance she’s done in years. When she says she wants her show to take you on a journey with her, she’s not kidding. The songs are broken up into acts that move her story along. The visuals, the acrobatics, the dancing, the staging … I was truly BLOWN AWAY. I’ve seen some great BIG production shows in my time but this MDNA show is really up there with the best of them, in my opinion. Her stage — the way it moves — impressed the Hell out of me. I literally gasped and exclaimed “THIS IS SO COOL!” more times than I can count. If you are seeing her live, DO NOT read spoilers. You will enjoy the show seeing it cold, TRUST ME.
I do want to share one video with you … cuz it’s a great one. Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the release of Madonna’s first single ever, Everybody. She talked about the song with us last night … and then she performed it for the first time on this tour:
I love Everybody, it’s really one of my fave Madonna songs of all time … to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary with a LIVE performance by Madonna on the song’s actual 30th anniversary was beyond amazing. I have to admit, I was not particularly wowed by Madonna’s last tour but you have to trust me here, The MDNA World Tour is visually stunning, wholly entertaining and truly worth seeing if you’re able.
And I can’t wait to see it again. I’m seeing Maddy in LA later this week and then I’m going home to Michigan (both my and Madonna’s home State) next month to see The MDNA World Tour one last time.
Our time here in SF is dunzo. We only have time for a quick breakfast then we fly home to LA. It’s been a superfun weekend, I can’t WAIT to return! Thank you, San Francisco, I love you and will be back soon!!0