Sorry for the lack of updates, but things were quite hectic for us in Cologne. Pictures and more coming later today.
The start of Madonna’s European tour happened in Cologne Germany, the first day the weather was freezing but the die-hard didn’t care and still spent their night and day queuing for the best spot in the audience.
Unfortunately there were technical difficulties as well as a rumour that some things were going to be changed for the show in Europe. Despite official reports by Live Nation that there wasn’t going to be a support act, there surprisingly was. Madonna did not start the show on the first day until 10:15 pm, due to technical difficulties (according to reports). Unfortunately the German audience wasn’t pleased with the late start.
Madonna was in an extremely chatty and witty mood during the first show, cracking jokes and throwing her bouquet to Kevin. She was hilarious and a blast to look at, the costumes were absolutely fantastic. However many fans (and general people attending) felt that the 80’s medley slowed things down and never really picked up despite the glorious costumes and set. Madonna sang Who’s That Girl here but did not follow it up with Ghosttown, like she did so many times in the US. It seemed that M and dancers were a bit disappointed in the audience after the first show, making dancer Marvin Govin stating on Instagram that the audience was tired and needed to bring it. To be fair, the audience might have been a bit tired due to the long wait before the show.
Madonna was staying in hotel Excelsior right next to the Dom, causing for a chaos outside at the busy square. Many people lined up to see her, but M made her exit fast and secure as usual.
The second show in Cologne started a bit more on time (10.00 pm) and it seemed the floor was a lot less crowded than the first show, making it easy for fans to walk around and view the show from various angles. Madonna wasn’t as chatty as on the first night and some fans reported she sounded a bit hoarse (don’t catch a cold M!). Right after ‘La Isla Bonita’ fans got themselves ready for the gypsy 80’s medley, but were all in shock when M suddenly appeared out of nowhere on the heart stage with guitar in her matador outfit. ‘A special surprise for Cologne’, and M performed an acoustic version of ‘Secret’ and oh boy there was a bit of ‘Fever’ as well, what a treat!! She ended this surprise segment with an incredible version of ‘Rebel Heart’, which now is destined to become a true Madonna classic. The happiness in her eyes and the smile on her face was priceless, now that was a true queen right there!
The show ended with a bang and many fans agreed, this had been truly truly magnificent, what a show, what a performer!
See you in Berlin.