It’s possible Madonna just isn’t capable of giving anything less than her all. The queen’s fandom is such that if she were to give a 7 minute concert consisting solely of harmonica solos, there’d still be a line down several city blocks. But if she’s going to perform for her fans, during New York City Pride none the less, she’s going to give it her all.
Her show at Terminal 5 on Thursday June 23rd, presented in support of both her new remix collection Finally Enough Love and the World of Women NFT collection’s WoW Foundation, proved as much. Taking the form of a variety show, the event had more stunts, guests, and surprises than even Bill Hader’s Stefon character from Saturday Night Live could imagine. Bob the Drag Queen acted as MC, while his fellow Drag Race champion Violet Chachki did an elaborate burlesque act in a chair suspended from the ceiling, then ballroom legend and Madonna’s former Blonde Ambition-era backup dancer Jose Xtravaganza performed a routine to “Vogue” alongside Laganja Estranja. Madonna herself made out with Dominican rapper Tokischa during a rendition of “Hung Up,” and danced alongside son (and emerging style star in his own right) David Banda. In perhaps the biggest surprise of the night, Madonna brought out Saucy Santana to duet on a remixed version of his “Material Girl,” proving there’s room for more than one hit of the same name. Then the night ended with everyone involved on stage two-stepping to “Celebration.”
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