There’s Only One Queen and That’s Madonna

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Good morning! Happy Friday!

Last night’s New York City adventures started with appetizers and drinks at The Long Room. Strike a pose, Theodora!

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Theodora and I met a bunch of her friends there before the concert. Everyone ordered wine (I stuck with water) and then we shared a few appetizers among the table.

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I ate a couple of sliders (minus the bun) and some raw veggies. I sort of wanted to order more food, but we didn’t have time. We had places to be!

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We needed to get ourselves to Yankee Stadium for MADONNA!!!

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Once we found our seats inside, our next order of business was drinks.

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Yay, water!

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It was my very first time at Yankee Stadium! Cool!

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And I didn’t burst into flames when I walked through the door! (I’m a Red Sox fan.) Haha! 

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Two sliders + some raw veggies wasn’t going to cut it for dinner, so I shared some French fries with Theodora before the concert.

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A little after 10:00 PM, the show started. Ahhhh, MADONNA!!!

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Here’s the full setlist from last night (via Mission Madonna):

  • Act of Contrition
  • Girl Gone Wild (meets Material Girl)
  • Revolver
  • Gang Bang
  • Papa Don’t Preach (edit)
  • Hung Up (MDNA remix)
  • I Don’t Give A (rock remix)
  • Best Friend/Heartbeat (interlude)
  • Express Yourself (meets Born This Way)
  • Turn Up the Radio
  • Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Just Blaze remix)
  • Open Your Heart (meets Sagarra Jo by Kalakan)
  • Masterpiece (featuring Kalakan)
  • Justify My Love (William Orbit remix””interlude)
  • Vogue
  • Candy Shop
  • Human Nature
  • Like a Virgin
  • Nobody Knows Me (interlude)
  • I’m Addicted
  • I’m a Sinner (meets Cyberraga)
  • Like a Prayer
  • Celebration

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The beginning of the show was really dark””lots of gunshots and bloody images. Obviously, Madonna was trying to tell a story (Girl Gone Wild -> Revolver -> Gang Bang -> Papa Don’t Preach), which was neat to see, but I’m honestly not sure how I felt about it.

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I guess I didn’t like it. It was a bit too gruesome for me and, of course, it was tough to dance to the sound of gunshots.

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But, things turned around with Papa Don’t Preach””flames and fire, no blood. It was awesome, obviously.

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I really love old school Madonna, but, sadly, she didn’t play a ton of her classic hits.

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Most of her show was new music, but from her older stuff, she played Express Yourself. Check out those bananas!

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Open Your Heart, which was a weird acoustic-reggae mix.

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VOGUE!!!!! Madonna wore a cone bra and everything! Ahhh, loved it!

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Like a Virgin was kind of a letdown. Instead of the original, Madonna sung a slow, serious, and semi-depressing version. It was still great to hear, but not what I was hoping for.

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The second-to-last song of the night was Like a Prayer and, hands down, it was my favorite of the entire show””full choir and everything!

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Like a Prayer had the whole stadium on their feet and clapping along!

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The final song of the evening was a remix of Celebration. It was a fun way to end the night!

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All in all, seeing Madonna in concert was an awesome experience, and I’m so glad I was able to cross-off #53 from my Life’s To Do List!

Breakfast

This morning, I woke up bright and early to catch the Bolt Bus back to Boston. On my walk to the bus station, I stopped by Stumptown Coffee Roasters for an iced decaf Americano. It was amazing””just how I remembered Stumptown””but I’m still feeling things out with espresso, so I drank half of it and ditched the rest before I got on the bus. 

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I knew I wouldn’t have much time for breakfast this morning, so I bought some food at Whole Foods yesterday afternoon to take with me on the bus today.

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What I wanted to buy:

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What I actually bought:

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Inside the box was jerk chicken and grilled plantains with walnuts and raisins from the hot bar. This photo sort of looks gross, but, I assure you, this meal was not at all disgusting. It was actually really delicious and super satisfying. Win-win.

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I cut up the chicken and transferred it to my Tupperware container from home for easy transportability.

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I also brought a packet of almond butter from home to eat with my apple on the bus ride. I plan to dig into that mid-morning.

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite Madonna song?

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96 Comments

  1. Im a Madonna fan, but mostly with her earlier music. Sounds like it was an eclectic mix of her work. I think I would be gutted if the show wasn’t stacked with all the old classics. But I guess Madonna would get bored singing in the oldies all of the time. Beat the stage performance was awesome though! (ok Im a cloest Kylie Minogue Fan too – of the old stuff though…hmm, maybe I’ve said to much)

  2. The beginning of the concert sounds a bit odd… I don’t know if I’d like it either! But at least it got better after that. It sounds like it was an awesome experience. 😀 My favourite Madonna song is Like a Prayer – it always gets me dancing!

  3. Like a Prayer is my absolute, all-time, favorite song ever. I can guarantee that if I’d been at this show, I would have been bawling my eyes out while Like a Prayer was happening. I fell in love with the video while watching MTV as a kid & I’ve adored it ever since. Although any song with choir music mixed in is a favorite in my book. 🙂

  4. I like Madonna’s 80s hits the best. I don’t have a favorite, I like them equally. How cool to attend her concert though! We were just in NYC the day before. I’ve never been to Yankee stadium, and I’m a life-long fan and New Yorker. It’s on my list. 🙂

  5. I would love to see Madonna in concert! When I was in grade school, I had a mixed tape of Madonna songs that I listened to constantly. Choosing one favorite is hard, so a few are “Like a Prayer,” “Open Your Heart,” and “Human Nature.” Also, I think Stumptown is the most amazing coffee ever! My friend who lives in Portland has brought me beans a few times when visiting, but I haven’t been lucky enough to try it “fresh” yet.

  6. I love old skool Madonna (ie Immaculate collection) and I’m happy to hear she played some of her classics. You got some awesome pictures. They remind me of the HBO concert I recorded some 15 years ago when she was ALL about the cone bra : ) Glad you had a fun weekend in NY!

  7. I know what you mean on the “remix” songs sometimes being disappointing, I guess the artist is trying to make it fresh~ but so many of us remember and love it the CLASSIC way (and that’s what we pay to see)! My fave Madonna: Material Girl. Hands down…or should I say, DIAMONDS down?

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