NOT ONE PERSON GOT UP AND DANCED
Madonna fans spending $350 per ticket are in for a big jolt if her concert tour is anywhere near as disappointing as her final dress rehearsal � free for friends and family Saturday night at the Forum. “It went over like a lead balloon.” said an observer. “Her first appearance climbing out of a huge disco ball in Gaultier’s riding oufit was promising, but horses and disco make no sense! She skipped most of her popular songs and sang new ones � and they’re not that memorable.” The audience wasn’t happy and when she tried to get everyone to sing along there was dead silence. “What’s WRONG with you people?” she demanded of her listless observers.”Next time I’m gonna CHARGE you!” The crowd wasn’t impressed by her few uninspired costume changes she had a falling out with Jean-Paul Gaultier and they parted ways so she switched costumers early on. Since she wore mostly the same blah lavender leotards we’ve already seen too much of, it looked like Capezio picked up where Gaultier left off. Who ever heard of BORING COSTUMES at a Madonna show?
To be fair, she got a few big laughs when the red kaballah bracelets she and her dancers wore showed up on the huge video screens. During a crucifix scene someone whispered ” Marilyn Manson did that in 1997.” Madonna’s political moments, lack of eye candy, a depressing kids with AIDS video, and dreary song choices brought the crowd DOWN. It wasn’t the fresh, naughty Madonna we live for. Even her celebrity friends left early – Macy Gray and Kevin Richardson sneaked out before the end, and Demi Moore slipped out before the lackluster finale with Guy Oseary. On the way out, Oseary shook his head and whispered to a pal “Totally FLAT!” And everyobdy within earshot agreed.