MADONNA WOWS NZ (RHT Auckland review)

1457171952519Madonna does not disappoint.

Everything you heard, everything you’ve seen, everything you never expected and everything you did – it’s all here.

After waiting two hours for the pop queen to appear, a rowdy Vector Crowd was getting impatient, but she took the stage at full power and literally never stopped.

If you think this is why the religious groups are upset, this isn’t even the half of it.

Madge moved into B*** I’m Madonna, riling up the younger crowd members and then stripped off shouting “let’s make it hot in here let’s take off all our clothes” before donning a guitar and shredding through Burning Up.

Holy Water was where Madonna’s controversial tour really shines through – half naked nuns, pole dancing, grinding, lingerie, priests, last-supper imagery. The whole nine yards.

She’s legit at having a go at every religion there is, but the thing is at a certain point it all just becomes just like Miley Cyrus sticking her tongue out and twerking on Robin Thicke. The pole dancing was provocative and sexy, the rest was just unnecessary.

But then immediately after there’s a low key low lit dance performance to Messiah with the pop star nowhere in sight.

It was the first show I’ve been to where I literally didn’t know what to expect next.

Even the audience banter is unpredictable at best, but she has this fan base wrapped around her little finger.

And ultimately, hit or miss, the seasoned star is still unfailingly on point, and stoked to be in New Zealand for the first time ever.

The original Material Girl sure lit up Auckland’s Vector Arena.

stuff.co.nz

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