|Photo by Tony Nelson|
|"What did you expect, Carol?"|
From time to time, we get letters. And then sometimes we get really colorful, impassioned letters. This is one of them.
Our reader Carol flew up to St. Paul from Florida to check one off the bucket list: Madonna in all her live glory -- at long last. This came at considerable expense, with over $2k spent on tickets, her flight, and souvenirs. But was it worth it? As a "lifelong classical, pop and rock lead and backup singer," Carol was roundly disgusted by what she experienced at Madonna's show Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Gimme Noise attended too.) Even after dropping $188 at the bar, she still didn't have a good time.
While Gimme Noise had some reservations about the show, Carol was madder than the Vatican the first time they heard "Like a Prayer." Among her complaints: Madonna didn't sing, Madonna didn't dance, Madonna didn't employ backup singers, Madonna only looks as fabulous as 66-year-old Cher, Madonna is greedy, Madonna's MDNA is "worthless crap," and so forth.