After four decades of career, Madonna's crown as the Queen of Pop has not lost its luster. The singer proved it with a cracking, shiny and downright spectacular concert at the Bell Center on Thursday evening.
We expected to wait until 10pm, but Madonna realized she was on time; She appeared on the circular and revolving stage around 9:50 pm to break the ice Nothing Really Matters. Dressed in black and with a halo covering her blonde hair, the singer first showed off her angelic side to about 15,500 fans in a packed Bell Center.
But we know Madonna; It won't be long before she bares her horns for some more sensual, bold, numbers. Throughout the concert, which lasted more than two hours, the singer oscillated between the two poles of her persona – from angel to succubus – with impressive conviction and, above all, complete assumption.
“Hello Montreal! I'm so glad I'm back!” Madonna quickly felt the pulse of the amphitheater. There were cries of excitement — even screams — unmistakable: the feeling was mutual.
Early success, crowd? Absolutely. But Madonna managed to live up to expectations and was in exceptional form to reunite with the metropolis. The evening's performance was so strong that it was so good: a truly extravagant and spectacular musical marathon retracing 40 years of career (and success).
That's because Madonna is the impressive and perfectly oiled machine she takes to stages around the world on tour. Celebration. Pyrotechnic effects, projections, flying over the crowd, designer and glittering costumes… it's a real eye-catcher. The singer steers her ship with professionalism and precision to deliver both a circular stage surrounded by fifteen dancers and bridges crossing the floor.
Chained without the slightest inaction, the Vogue, Like a prayer, Human nature, holiday, Beautiful island, A ray of light, Express yourself and many others Like a virgin Thursday evening Madonna served as a reminder of the unshakable pillars on which her empire has been built. The passing years have not weakened them in any way, they are as powerful, charismatic and irresistible as each of them dominated the charts.
No, it's clear that Madonna has no intention of relinquishing the title of Queen of Pop to just anyone. It seems that some artists from the new generation are poised to take it away from him.
- Madonna will return to the Bell Center stage on Saturday evening.
“Pop culture practitioner. Award-winning tv junkie. Creator. Devoted food geek. Twitter lover. Beer enthusiast.”