Madonna trapte de Pride-week in New York donderdagavond als verrassing af met een optreden. En daar maakte de 62-jarige zangeres nogal een spektakelstuk van.
Zonder beha en mét doorschijnende top en leren harnas zorgde ze er hoogstpersoonlijk voor dat het dak van het Standard High Line Hotel eraf ging.
“Dit is de eerste keer dat ik op een feestje met mensen ben”, vertelde de zangeres. Madonna gaf aan dat Pride-week zonder mensen een ‘tragedie voor haar geweest zou zijn’. Ook wilde ze haar publiek meegeven om niets als vanzelfsprekend aan te nemen, ‘want je weet nooit wat ons allemaal te wachten staat’.
The Material Girl, 62, surprised a celeb-packed crowd at the Boom Boom Room at The Standard, Highline in New York’s Meatpacking District on Thursday night, giving a performance of her hits “Hung Up” and “I Don’t Search I Find.”
The “Material Girl” is striking a pose for Pride — and baring it all.
Madonna, 62, sported a see-through mesh top and a series of leather harnesses while performing at the Boom Boom Room to kick off New York City’s Pride weekend on Thursday night.
Earlier this week, our Creative Director Mel Ottenberg sat down with the Madonna collaborator Ricardo Gomes for a sneak peek of “No Fear, No Courage, Resist:” a multimedia art installation that debuted in a Times Square takeover last night. They also sifted through tons of BTS Polaroids (you’re welcome) and kiki’d about our darling M.
Check out a 19-image pictorial at the Italian VOGUE website HERE
In a sign that New York City is back open, LGBTQ+ celebrities packed out The Standard hotel to kick off Pride and raise money for charity.
A two-song performance by Madonna was the big surprise on Thursday night during a Pride party in New York City.
The evening, which took place at the Meatpacking District’s The Standard hotel, was billed as Boom x Pride with appearances by Kaytranada and deejays Honey Dijon, Misshapes and Eli Escobar.
There’s no brighter tourist destination than Times Square, and no bigger pop star than Madonna.
So it made sense for the Queen of Pop to use the famous Manhattan intersection on Thursday night (June 24) to premiere her “No fear, Courage, Resist” video.
The Pride Weekend-themed video was filmed with Ricardo Gomes, and it flashed up on the big screens of Times Square for the world to see.
Photographer Ricardo Gomes was on assignment in Lisbon shooting behind-the-scenes when he first met Madonna. She was filming the documentary “The World of Madame X” about her concert tour.
Fast forward two years and Gomes now spends his days following the Grammy winner and her family taking his own documentary footage of them. Madonna gave him the opportunity to get into video after seeing his photography. A self-described “world citizen,” Gomes is based in Los Angeles but frequently travels with Madonna.
Madonna texted us last night (we have the receipts to prove it) to let us know she’s ready for Pride. M also sent us these hot Polaroids—taken in collaboration with Ricardo Gomes—that she’s auctioning off online. Proceeds benefit The Ali Forney Center, Haus of Us, and The Door—three New York-based organizations dedicated to creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth to gather and thrive. Find more information on the online auction, the organizations involved, and what’s up with our girl Madonna here.
More at Interviewmagazine
20 years ago today Madonna performed her fourth and final date at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin. We have scanned our private photographs again and tried to enhance them just a bit. As with the photographs of the June 22nd show these were taken with a disposable camera from a distance so the quality is poor. Did I mention how tiny the venue was? Check the photographs out HERE
Check out my brand new extensive report on the Drowned World Tour HERE
Believe it or not but it wasn’t until the Drowned World Tour that I got to see Madonna perform live. My father had intended to take me to see The Girlie Show in Frankfurt back in 1993 but unfortunately that got cancelled. It was a different time back then and my father just didn’t have the time and money to take me to travel to either Paris or London. I had opportunities to see Madonna at The Next Best Thing London premiere and tried to win tickets to see her at the MTV Awards in Sweden in 2000, but it all failed.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first time of seeing Madonna live in person (for me)! To celebrate I have re-written my original live report which has always been available to read on this site but as I have written that 20 years ago, I felt it didn’t live up to the actual experience of witnessing this tour live. The report was short and in terms quite juvenile.
So I chose to rewrite it with every single memory of this tour in mind and it ended up being 13 pages long. I will post it online during the day.
First up I have also scanned all the photographs of the four dates I witnessed again. Forgive me for the poor quality of the disposable camera, but sadly that was all I had with me and remember it was my first time witnessing such an event. The pictures are of poor quality but I have tried to enhance them just a bit.
Check out 16 photographs of Drowned World Tour Berlin June 22 show HERE