Madonna shocks fans with her clown costume
Madonna is known for her high intensity performances that are usually overflowing with costume changes and well choreographed dance moves. But Melbourne fans were in for quite a shock during her “Tears Of A Clown” show.
The show was set to start at 8:30 p.m. at Melbourne’s Forum Stage, but the 1,400 fans that all won their tickets through competitions had to wait until 1 a.m. before the queen of pop made her first appearance. Her grand entrance was her dressed in a yellow clown smock pedaling in on a small tricycle.
The performance was an odd mix of comedy, lesser known songs and plenty of personal confessions all mixed with her drinking on stage. This inevitably led to a less than amazing performance. She stated that the clown outfit was worn because “to me they symbolise heartbreak”. She went on to say, “There is something tragic about clowns because they try so hard to make you laugh and smile...They are obviously covering up something, there is something going on inside. What do you think is going on inside of me?”
Eventually the 57-year old pulled out the acoustic guitar and opened up about her personal life and talked about the custody battle that is going on between her and Guy Ritchie over their 15-year old son Rocco Ritchie. She dedicated her song “Intervention” to him while a slideshow of photos of Rocco were shown on a large projector.
This 2-hour show in Melbourne was unlike any performance she had previously done, and many fans hope that nothing like this will be repeated anytime soon. Hopefully the queen of pop will get things sorted out soon and the rest of her performances during her Rebel Heart Tour will be in for a better show.