Monday, July 30, 2012

Madonna in Paris show

Read Madonna Biography

PARIS (Reuters) - Pop star Madonna treated fans to an intimate show at Paris' famed Olympia theatre on Thursday, voicing her love for a France that is open to minorities and artists and reinterpreting "Je t'aime moi non plus," a song laced with sexual innuendo.

Tickets for the surprise show - a last-minute addition to Madonna's "MDNA" tour - were offered first to members of her fan club and sold out within minutes. Some people began gathering outside the Olympia as early as Wednesday for the show, and anticipation was running high.

In the end, reaction was mixed and some in the audience voiced disappointment at the show's length, a mere 45 minutes. A few called for refunds as they left the 2,700-seat theatre, Paris' oldest surviving music hall which has welcomed iconic stars from Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel to the Rolling Stones.

The concert was expected to have a political overtone to it, and Madonna started off on a rebellious note.

"I have a special affinity with France, and I have for many years," the pop star shouted at the start. "It could go all the way to Napoleon because I think of myself as a revolutionary."
Yet there was no repeat of the performance she gave at the 80,000-seat Stade de France on July 14, which angered France's far right party leader Marine Le Pen by showing a picture of her with a swastika superimposed on her face.

France's National Front has since announced it will sue her.

On Thursday, Madonna offered only veiled criticism of the party's anti-immigrant stance, paying homage to a France which she said once "opened its arms to minorities."

"I know that I have made a certain Marine Le Pen very angry with me," she said, adding that her intention was not to make enemies. "We are entering some very scary times in the world. People are afraid, and what happens when people are afraid? They say 'get out! You're the reason. You're the problem. You're to blame,'" she told the audience.


Tickets for the show, which included both classics and songs from her latest album "MDNA," started at 80 euros ($98) and were offered first to members of Madonna's fan club. They sold out in less than 5 minutes, organizers said, and the Olympia's website crashed several times due to heavy traffic.

Fans started gathering at noon on Wednesday to attend the show, with many pitching tents on the sidewalk to make sure they got as close as possible to the Material Girl.

Die-hard fan, 25-year-old Ally Gloser from Cologne, Germany, said she had bought tickets for 11 of Madonna's shows over the summer, at a cost of 2,500 euros.

"Normally, I'm a student. Now I'm a poor student," she said.

True to form, the 53-year-old offered up an array of sexy outfits and age-defying moves, at one point adding a French touch for Parisian fans with a black leather pencil skirt, red lipstick, and a French beret. She paid tribute to several French artists, including actor Alain Delon and singer Piaf.

"I walk in her footsteps, actually I crawl in her footsteps", she said of the "La Vie en rose" singer while kneeling on stage.

Under red lights and on an entirely empty stage, Madonna sang the famous French song, "Je t'aime moi non plus" ("I love you, neither do I") written by Serge Gainsbourg in the late 1960s. She tied a dance partner down on a chair and pretended to shoot him in the mouth.
Audience reaction to the show was mixed.

"The show itself was pretty good, but she didn't even sing for an hour", complained 33-year-old Guillaume Delaval. "She spoke for 15 minutes about tolerance, it's not the U.N. here."

Pierce Brosnan, the Irish actor who played in four James Bond movies, attended the show with his wife.

"We're fans. My wife wanted to come, so we bought tickets," he told Reuters, explaining he was in Paris to shoot a movie with Emma Thompson called "Love Punch."
Madonna will perform in Nice, France on August 21. After shows in the Middle East and Europe, the singer will give concerts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina  Source, Source 2 Madonna Official Website, Madonna Top Songs, Madonna Top Song2,

Sponsors Links
Related Posts with Thumbnails

X-Change Banner


Our Blog List

Funny Stuff

Celebrity Gossip


All Sexy Celebs

From Us Magazine

Celebrities Gossip


Hot Lady Body

Total Pageviews

Visitor From

000 in Child Support (1) 2009 MTV Europe Awards (1) Accident (1) aelita andre (1) AFI Awards (1) Aishwarya (1) Alicia Silverstone Naked all for Veggie Ad (1) Alli Sims (1) Aloha (1) amazing (1) American Idol (2) American Idol Audition (1) Amy Winehouse diagnosed with lung disease (1) and Blue (1) andy samberg (1) Angelina Jolie (3) Angelina Jolie forever Brad (1) Angelina's New Tattoos (1) Arnold divorce (1) Ashlee Simpson Marry Pete Wentz Engaged (1) Ashley Tisdale (1) avril lavigne (1) Ayda Field (1) babe (2) baby (1) baby girl (1) Barack Obama (1) Bed with Boyfriend (1) Beyonce (2) Beyoncé (1) bikini (2) Billy Ray Apologizes (1) birthday party (1) Bonaduce (1) Bonnie Franklin (1) Bonnie Franklin biography (1) botox (1) Bounty Hunter (1) Boy George (1) Brad Pitt (1) Brandon Routh (1) Brangelina Only Green When it is Convenient (1) Brigham Young University in Utah (1) Britain's Got Talent (1) British (1) Britney (1) Britney Exposed Her Ass (1) Britney Spears (2) Britney to Pay K-Fed $20 (1) Brooke Mueller (1) Burma (1) Caffeine (2) Cameron Diaz (2) Canada (1) cancer (1) Captain America (1) Carmen Electra (1) Cavalli (1) celeb news and gossip (1) Celebrate in Vacation (1) Celebrities In Extra Pound (1) Celebrities Action (1) Celebrities Before and After Surgery (1) Celebrities Top Shot (1) celebrity (4) celebrity bikini (1) Celebrity Bikini Bodies (1) Celebrity Moms (1) Celebrity Obsessions (1) Celebrity Plastic Surgery (1) celebrity valley (1) Celebs (4) Celebs In Bikini (1) Celebs in Extra Weight (1) Celebs in the Jumpsuit (1) Celebs Who Are Older Than You Think (1) Celine Dion (2) charity (1) Clinton (1) collegen (1) Connecticut (1) Corinne Bailey Rae (1) Dakota Fanning Confirmed For New Moon (1) David Beckham (1) Demi Lovato (1) demi lovato sexy bra (1) digitalspy (1) Doogie Howser (1) Echo2010 (1) Eddie Murphy (1) Elisabeth Hasselbeck (1) Elizabeth Taylor (1) entertainment (1) Europe Music Awards (1) Fairplay (1) Fashion (2) Fashion faux pas (1) fitness (1) Fitness Bikini (1) flood (1) Ford (1) france (1) Free Performance Today (1) funny-faces (1) Gastric (1) Gemma Arterton (1) Georgia Pastor (1) Girls Video (1) Gisele (1) Golden Globes (1) Gwen Stefani (1) Happy Birthday (2) Hated Celebrities of 2009 (1) Hawaii (1) Hayden Panettiere (1) Hayden Panettiere shops for lingerie in Beverly Hills (1) hippes chick (1) Hit Run (1) Hitler (1) Hogan's Celeb (1) Hot Blondes (1) Hottest Celebrities In Bikini (1) Hottest Couple in Cannes (1) hotties (1) I Regret (1) Ian not adopting four blonde babies (1) Idaho (1) Indiana Jones (3) iron man2 (1) Jack Nicholson (1) Janie Liszewski (1) Je t'aime moi non plus (1) Jenna Jameson Retires From Making Porn (1) Jennifer Aniston (2) Jennifer Lopez (2) Jessica Simpson (1) Jessica Simpson Fights Tears Flubs Line at Michigan Concert (1) Johnny Depp (1) Jon Gosselin (1) Josh Kelly (1) Justin Bieber (1) Kate (1) Kate Moss topless holiday (1) Katherine Heigl (1) Katie (1) Kelly Osbourne (1) Kesha (1) Kiefer Sutherland (1) Kim Kardashian (1) Klum (1) Kylie Minogue Back (1) Lady Gaga in Japan (1) Life Begins At 40 (1) Lindsay Loha (1) Lindsay Lohan (1) Lindsay Lohan May Have Hope Yet (2) Lindsey Vonn (1) Lindsey Vonn swimsuit (1) Lionel Richie (1) Lohan (1) Madagascar 2 (1) madonna (3) Madonna - Madonna Wows Wales With Stunning Stage Show (1) madonna in paris show (1) Madonna lured Yank with kabbalah (1) Madrid (1) Male Vs Female Celebrities (1) Maria Shriver (1) maria shriver pictures (1) Mariah (1) Mariah Carey (2) marries (1) Marvin Hamlisch (1) Michael Crichton (1) Michael Jackson dead at 50 (1) Michael Jackson Faces (1) Mischa Barton (1) models (1) Mrs. Ronson (1) My Body Wants to Reproduce (1) NAACP Image Awards (1) Napping (1) New Baby (1) new town (1) new york (1) norah Jones (1) Nude Photos (1) O.J. Simpson jail 15 years (1) Obama's win (1) OJ Simpson has been questioned (1) omarosa manigault (1) One Day At a Time (1) Oprah (2) over fight (1) Overdose (1) Pamela Anderson (1) pancreatic cancer (1) paris Fashion Week (1) Paris Goes Glam (1) Paris Hilton (3) paris hilton pussy (1) paris hilton vagina (1) Paris thanks white-haired dude for McCain ad (1) Party Girl (1) pet (1) Pitt-Jolies. (1) Porn Shop (1) president barack obama (1) ramboo4 (1) Rebecca Black (1) Red White (1) Ricky Martin gay (1) Rihanna (2) Rihanna Dad (1) Ritchie (1) Robbie Williams (1) Robin Roberts Ready for Chemo (1) Rodriguez (1) Romantic Moments (1) Rude Boy (2) russia (1) Salma Hayek Pregnant (2) Sandra Bullock (1) Scarlett Johansson (2) School shooting (1) Schwarzenegger (1) Screen Actor Guild Awards SAG 2009 (1) secret fashion (1) selena gomez bikini (1) sex crime (1) Sex Scandal (1) sexy (3) sexy celebs (1) Shakira weaves her magic (1) shooting (1) show (1) Sienna (1) Single Ladies Dance (1) Sir Arthur C. Clarke dies (1) Spain (1) Spears (1) Spears' dad control (1) spender (1) Spice Girls (1) Star Jones Reynolds (1) Star Trek (1) Stars in Stripes (1) Stephen R. Covey (1) super cool birthday party (1) Super Sexy Celebrities (1) Superman (1) Susan Boyle (1) Sylvester Stallone (2) Tauron Arena (1) Taylor Swif (1) Taylor Swif in bikini (1) taylor swiff bikini (1) Taylor Swift (1) The 60th Annual Primetime emmy awards (2) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1) The Coolest Model at Comic (1) Tiger Woods (3) Tina Turner (1) Tom and Gisele (1) Tom Cruise (2) Tracey Edmonds (1) Turn To Eye of the Tiger (1) underware (1) US President (1) Van H (1) vanessa (1) Vanessa Hudgens (2) victoria (2) Victoria Beckham (1) Victoria secrets (1) Vladivostok (1) white house (1) Whitney Houston (1) Whitney Houston dies at age 48 (1) Will Smith (1) Winehouse (1) Womanizers (1) Worst Dressed (1) Youngest Artis (1)