27 August 2006 – Madonna : Confessions Tour – Bercy, Paris
Madonna. This is the last record that I am writing for the new version of this blog : I can not believe it, it's been years that I have to write them it was not until I decided to close the blog for me to. There has only idiots do not change mind !
This is one of the first concerts of my life and it keeps a very special resonance for me. I'm studying in Dijon when I discovered the dates of the tour on the radio. I remember my trip to Carrefour on the morning of the sale and my joyfully call to one of my closest friends at the time, Sandra, to tell him we were going to Paris to see Madonna. MADONNA quoi ! So yes, I had already seen those Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, Mylène Farmer, more Madonna, it was a whole new level for me !
Short, on Sunday 27 August 2006, day of the premiere of Confessions Tour in France, we take the car at 8am in Dijon, and arrive in Paris at 10:30. What a nasty surprise when you see the world is already waiting on site ! Since no specially used to everything Barnum, we will sit down at the end of the queue, and waiting patiently. It crosses all day extraordinary characters, dressed mostly in ... Madonna. That's really all new to us. AT 16 hours, Everybody get up, starts running running, to pass over the security band, to double, short : we are left compressed against each other until the doors open. It is 18 hours when we finally enter the room.
Well for a first pit Bercy, I must say that we are pretty well placed : just after daylight, on the side. The first part, is Bob Sinclair : a small atmosphere, but nothing great either. I remember we ended up watching the VIPs in the stands : Jean-Paul Gaultier (people came to sit on his lap for photos), Raphaël, Marianne James (crowd favorite, it was another time ...), Alexia Laroche-Joubert, Kamel Ouali, Nagui and ... ! And as we have seen, the lights dimmed and the show began.
He reigns incredible excitement in the room when the mirror ball begins its descent to the scene : the stands are standing, this is completely crazy. And when Madonna appeared, for « Future Lovers / I Feel Love » I understand that I will live a most extraordinary evenings of my life. She was so beautiful at the time, And afterwards, I think this is really the time it was the most beautiful. « Get Together », « Like A Virgin », « Jump », it connects like crazy, with energy and verve that he knows : "We'll just fuck tonight" she says. because yes, Madonna BILINGUAL ! LOL. It is very hot in the room and there is very little air. The second part of the show begins with Madonna appears crucified on the famous giant cross that caused so much controversy. « Live to Tell », « Forbidden Love », « Isaac » before moving on the single of the day « Sorry ». From the few words I have written to the party at the time, this is one of the titles that worked best all evening ! S’en suit « Like It Or Not », where natural and sensuality are at their maximum potential and « Sorry (Remix) », video interlude on which images of the world's largest extremist seen scroll, dont M. Le Pen.
The third part of the show, this is the electric part, the rocks. It starts with « I Love New York » on which it breaks us the ears to do with his guitar Feedback. I hate it when she does that, and we are right on each tour. BITCH. « Ray Of Light » then that I almost died of heat, « Let It Will Be » in a remixed version, to finish on two pieces a little quieter, « Drowned World » and « Paradise (Not For Me) ». I pick up a little on that part, for I begin to no longer bear the heat and especially I start not stand the guy in front of me, the "curly striped". He managed to slip past me by I know what means, and spent the concert to get on tiptoe and move his head in any direction. Notably back ... including me. LOL. Sweat dripping from his hair to me for an hour : I could have whacked. Sandra had the same kind of case before it, we called "the corkie that not dance". A girl with a hair clip, Sandra who hit with his head for almost the whole concert.
The last part of the show is the one I prefer, the album partie ! « Music Inferno », " The beautiful island ", « Erotica », « Lucky Star », « Hung Up ». What euphoria, it goes crescendo is absolutely awesome ! Special mention for the rollers in choreography mashup « Music / Disco Inferno ", putitude for the choreography « Erotica » and Energy « Hung Up », which remains the final of my favorite concert all confused. I was completely dead at the exit of the concert, I could not even walk : my legs to jelly. We were really impressed by the show, it was really amazing. And if I remember correctly, the show was not necessarily good reviews while today it is considered one of his best, if not the best !
I used to listen to Madonna regularly since "Music", but the concert really made me a fan : I remember the weeks following, I ordered his entire discography on CD, and I started to listening more than that. obviously, when the damper of « Sticky & Sweet Tour » fell on me, things have calmed down a bit, but I continue to regularly monitor, and I hope we will right a nice tour with the "Rebel Heart Tour", which will be the first Madonna concert at Bercy I see from the Confessions Tour ! I'm really looking forward ! I offer you two videos to complete. The first is the end of « Hung Up », an extraordinary moment to watch again and again and the second, this is my little bonus perso : a montage of short videos that I made at the time with my mobile phone : it's ugly, it does not make anything, but it makes me happy to share with you ! Meet me now on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to discover many other chronic concert, including all those devoted to Madonna.
Setlist : Future Lovers/I Feel Love / Get Together / Like A Virgin / Jump / Live to Tell / Forbidden Love / Isaac / Sorry / Like It Or Not / I Love New-York / Ray of Light / Let It Will Be / Drowned World/Substitute for Love / Paradise (Not For Me) / Music Inferno / Erotica / The beautiful island / Lucky Star / Hung Up
extract DVD : “Hung Up”