Madonna on her $300 concert tickets: “Scrape the money together, I’m worth it”

Madonna is loving life right now. She’s got a new album coming out, she’s performing at the Super Bowl, she just won a Golden Globe and she came out of the Elton John/David Furnish bitch-fest looking like the gracious, mature one. She’s also got little Brahim as her boyfriend and four healthy and happy kids. So it makes sense that Madge is currently doing a victory lap in the press – she’s got a new (ish) interview in Newsweek, and the same old self-centered Madge is on display. For all of her image changes, isn’t it funny that at the heart of it all, Madonna is now and has always been a narcissistic monster? Anyway, you can read the full Newsweek piece here, and here are some highlights:

Thinking about her own marriage and divorce while writing W.E.: “I’d been married 10 years when I started writing it. And I was certainly asking a kind of existential question that I think people ask when they’ve been married that long: what is the perfect love? Because when you start off, everything’s great and lovely, and the person you’ve married is flawless, and you’re flawless. Then time goes by, and you share a life, you have children, and there are cracks in the veneer. It’s not as romantic as it used to be. You think, ‘This isn’t what I thought it was going to be,’ and ‘How much am I willing to sacrifice?’” At the same time, she says, “when you get to the end of the movie, I think it’s very clear they really loved each other, and that I am a romantic and that I do believe in true love.”

On Wallis Simpson: Madonna makes it very clear that she relates to Simpson, a woman she believes was “misunderstood on a global scale.”

Madonna on thinking about her kids: “When I was making my Sex book,” she says, “I wasn’t thinking about my kids or the reaction they would have. Now I have children, so I have to think about how things like that would impact them.”

Lourdes is embarrassed: In December, while Madonna was getting ready for a screening of her movie, her 15-year-old daughter, Lourdes, walked into the room and vetoed her mom’s proposed outfit: a corset with fishnets and no pants. Madonna has since said that her daughter was right, but adds that she isn’t about to enter a nunnery at this late date either: “I’m not going to let [being a parent] completely censor me. I say to my kids all the time, I’m an artist, this is what I do, this is what I’ve always done. And they need to learn to separate it.”

Let them eat cake: Touring has become the bulk of Madonna’s business (the last tour grossed $408 million, the most ever for a solo artist) since the music industry went belly up and consumers stopped buying records. She’s not ready to talk about specific plans for this go-round, but it’s safe to assume that her ticket prices will continue to be astronomically expensive, Great Recession be damned. “So start saving your pennies now,” she says, sounding annoyed that any-one would suggest these prices are prohibitive. “People spend $300 on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I’m worth it.”

Madonna understands poverty: A few years ago she got filleted for saying the Big Apple had been more fun back in the day, before it was all taken over by hedge-fund types. “It kinda was,” she says, unapologetic as ever. Consequently, she was “excited” by the Occupy Wall Street movement, for a number of reasons, not the least of which was that Sean Lennon and Rufus Wainwright did a rendition of “Material Girl” at one of the early rallies. “I thought that was cool,” she says, bringing the discussion back to her favorite subject: herself.

On Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”: No wonder Madonna seems so un-ruffled when asked about Lady Gaga and “Born This Way,” the No. 1 song that came out last year and that many critics thought resembled Madonna’s 1989 smash “Express Yourself.” “Of course I heard it,” she says toward the end of our interview. “How could I not? I think it was on the radio a few times. I thought, ‘This is a wonderful way to redo my song.’ I recognized the chord changes, I thought it was … interesting.” And at this, she gives a little smile.

[From Newsweek via The Daily Beast]

“So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I’m worth it.” – The Gristle has spoken, peasants. Seriously, how are Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow not speaking to each other anymore? THEY ARE THE SAME.

In addition to the Newsweek article, Madge also has a cover story with The Advocate. The piece is really, really long, and I can’t even work up the energy to properly excerpt it. Some gems I found from skimming the article:

Madge on her gay fans: “I never left them. When you’re single, you certainly have more time to socialize and hang out with your gay friends, but then you get married and you have a husband and you have children, and your husband wants you to spend time with him. I’m not married anymore, but I have four kids, and I don’t have a lot of time for socializing.” She’s been back in New York for two years, after splitting with Ritchie. “I hope nobody’s taking that personally. It certainly was not a conscious decision. As it stands, most of my friends in England are gay. But I’m back,” she says, adding reassuringly, “Never fear.”

On Lady Gaga‘s co-opt of Madonna‘s gay fanbase: “It seems genuine,” she says, also seeming genuine. “It seems natural, and I can see why she has a young gay following. I can see that they connect to her kind of not fitting into the conventional norm. I mean, she’s not Britney Spears. She’s not built like a brick sh-thouse. She seems to have had a challenging upbringing, and so I can see where she would also have that kind of connection, a symbiotic relationship with gay men.”

On criticism: “If you are threatened by me as a female or you think I’m doing too much or saying too much or being too much of a provocateur, then no matter how great of a song I write or how amazing of a film I make, you’re not going to allow yourself to enjoy it, because you’re going to be too entrenched in being angry with me or putting me in my place or punishing me.”

[From The Advocate]

You can read the full Advocate piece here – I’d say it’s worth a skim if you enjoy reading “Me me me I I I me Me, my, MEEEEE!” for several minutes.

Oh, and here’s Madge’s MDNA album cover – I like it!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Juliette says:

    I saw Madonna in Vancouver & while it was OK I would certainly not pay that much to see her again.

    She was 45 minutes late onto the stage, the sound was awful and she didn’t even do a single encore.

    I paid $200 for my ticket and it was meh. I paid $100 to see Roger Waters do The Wall and it was leaps and bounds better than Madonna’s tour. His concert was 3 hours and he was maybe 5 minutes past the time on the ticket.

    I find her way to full of herself and honestly that fake British accent she puts on is ridiculous.

    So over Madonna. I honestly would rather pay the $300 for a purse than to see her again.

    • paola says:

      As if she needed any more money..

    • Jayna says:

      You got the full two hours of show. Just because she doesn’t go off and come back for the created hype of an encore doesn’t mean you were gypped out of two songs. She breaks her shows into four themes and plays them that way.

    • Happy21 says:

      I was at the same show as you and I was very disappointed. I had my first Madonna record in 1983 and she has been THE one for me my whole life. When I finally had a job and could afford to buy myself a ticket when she was coming to town, I splurged. I was not impressed how she was late. She did exactly what she was supposed to do – entertain us. Her singing was mediocore at best and she kept looking at the clock at the back wall and kept saying shit like “Hello Vancouver” or “How you doing Vancouver” like she was reminding herself of where she was.

      I am glad I experienced Madonna in concert but would not pay that much to see her again.

      • Jay says:

        I was also at the same concert, and I agree. I’ve seen many better concerts in Vancouver with similar industry longevity: Janet Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Duran Duran, U2, … She was going through the motions, it felt. I didn’t hate it, but it wouldn’t inspire me to go again for $150 let alone $300. Some acts just work better in the studio than live.

    • originalone says:

      That is exactly the problem with big productions. One night the talent is off, and the whole show is a bust.

      I’ve seen her shows in NYC and Paris, and they were beyond extra-ordinary. So, my point is, and seeing the other comments besides this one, that Vancouver show was an off day for Big M. Because mostly, her shows blow you away.

      Too bad for your money though, because at those rates, you expect your money’s worth at all times.

    • Dena says:

      Agree! I saw her at the ACC in Toronto, paid about 200, almost fell asleep in my seat at one point. She’s a robot and doesnt engage with her audience in any authentic way. AT ALL.

    • Lotr Dork says:

      I have to point out tho that comparing Roger Waters to Madonna is like comparing horse shit to a perfectly cooked porterhouse steak. lol Roger Waters bein the steak ofcourse

    • thebutlerdidit says:

      Between the late 70s to early 00s, I saw around 100 shows. Madonna was one of them, around 83-84, during her heydeys. I paid under $25, and while it was an ok show, it was by no means great. I think people who rave about her shows just haven’t seen very many, or very many different genres of music. Or, they just have poor taste. Hard to say.

  2. Little Darling says:

    Okay, I hate to say it, but she IS worth it. Cutlet cheeks puts on a DAMN GOOD live show, every year, all of the time. She does the best hustle, she still dances (side eye to Brits) and she has such an incredible cache of rocking music, which I am sure she is going to catalogue in this tour.

    That said, I totally wouldn’t pay $300 to see her live. Listening to the Immaculate Collection and watching Truth or Dare is enough of good ole Madge for me!

    • JudyJudyJudy says:

      I just saw Truth or Dare and hated her. OMG when I side with Beatty I know I am in trouble.

    • DrM says:

      @Cutlet cheeks…I have to say I was watching her on Jay Leno the other night and when she speaks you can see what looks like a thread or a string pulling under the skin of each of her cheeks! And two pouches form on either side of her mouth. I thought maybe it was just me so I called my husband in, he took one look and said “EWWWW what is wrong with the sides of her face it looks like wires pulling her face upwards” before I said anything. Truly bizarre. Madge lay off the procedures…

      • Jaxx says:

        I had to go look up the Leno clip so I could see her cheeks. And gross–you are so right! But listening to her story about her showing her underwear on the MTV awards singing Like a Virgin? She told a big fat whopper of a lie. She said it was an accident–that when she was walking down the steps of the wedding cake her shoe accidently came off so she rolled around on the floor to put it back on and accidently showed her panties. Big fat lie! I looked up the clip on youtube. First, she kicked her shoes off on purpose on top of the cake. She did get them back on after gaining the floor but didn’t show her panties then at all. The panty episode was at the very end of the clip when she already had her shoes on for a minute and she was humping the floor then rolled around–VERY ON PURPOSE–flashing her panties, garter, and white cheeks of her backside. Big liar. Does she think no one looks that stuff up so she can just rewrite history at her pleasure?

      • Minty says:


        I also saw that Leno interview and suspected she was talking sh*t again. My eyes almost rolled right out of their sockets. Her Like A Virgin performance was completely calculated, like everything else she does. Thank you for sacrificing your time to verify that she was indeed lying.

        Her sheeple stans will buy her lies, but the rest of us, nope. If Madonna has no problem whitewashing the documented history of Nazi sympathizers Wallis and Edward VIII, then she’ll easily whitewash her past behavior.

        She became famous before the internet age, so she’s forgetting that you can’t get away with lies today as easily as she did 25 years ago.

        Oh yeah, her face in motion – HIDEOUS.

      • Jaxx says:

        @Minty–you’re welcome, but my pleasure as it was time well spent! I didn’t know she was lying, just wanted to see what she was talking about. I couldn’t believe when none of it lined up with her story. She said her shoe ACCIDENTLY came off so I rewound it a couple of times to make sure, but it was very clear that she purposely kicked the shoes off. Then when none of the rest lined up with her story I was dumfounded that she would tell such a whopper when it was so easily refuted. Her skirt didn’t flip up when she dove for her shoe, it was at the end when she was rolling around and showed her backside very purposely. It was NOT a wardrobe malfunction. It was just like you said: CALCULATED.

        Also, in that clip I got to really mourn her face. She wasn’t a beautiful girl but she was very unique and interesting. I can’t understand why she was so willing to ruin that face trying to chase off a few wrinkles. I would have really liked to see how her face marked time. I have no doubt she would look a hell of lot better than she does now. It’s just hideous to watch her talk. And those string things? WHAT IS THAT? She could afford the best surgeon in the world and she ends up looking like that?

    • DrM says:

      I still love her earlier stuff (see avatar LOL) and Ray of Light, but not the newer music. Ech. And early reviews of WE are not great…

  3. Sam says:

    She has the same hands as my Nana. that is all I have to say. (and my $300 would be better spent on a nice vacation than seeing granny M gyrate onstage in corsets)

  4. Gast says:

    Get a Loreal contract if you’re worth it, but I wouldn’t pay a dime to see that broad in concert. She’s just a caricature of what or who she used to be.

  5. Nev says:

    she is!!!!!!


  6. originalone says:

    Yes, she is. She puts on a show. She sets the standards that all those girls later on had copied. Britney, Xtina, and all the rest.

    The thing is, her ticket prices, well the good seats anyway, were always around $300. At least in the past decade. That hasn’t change with inflation.

    Let us be honest: Madonna is not U2. She’s in it for the money all the way. It was the case 20 years ago, and still is the case today. But then again, a Madonna show, is a bigger production than Les Misérables at times. Not so U2, which I would love to see too!

  7. bondbabe says:

    I’d rather pay $300 for a handbag than $300 for the bag that is Madonna.

  8. Seymour Butts says:

    Oh? I wouldn’t walk across the street to see the bitch for free.

  9. Jayna says:

    She is worth it. She gives her all for two hours and her stage production is always elaborate. Rock on, Madonna

    • autumndaze says:

      No, she isn’t.
      She is always late to the stage and while her dancing is good, there is no heart in the performance whatsoever.

  10. Tuatara says:

    Is she saying that Britney Spears is built like a brick shithouse?

  11. Lynnie says:

    I can’t believe I’m sorta defending her, but I wonder if she wasn’t kidding about the “I’m worth it” comment. She made a good point about dumb stuff people spend $300 on–purses, shoes. I’m too cheap to do that; I’d better be able to get 8-10 purses for $300! Anyhoo… she really might have been making a joke that didn’t translate well into print. Just sayin’…

  12. taylor says:

    I’m taking Spanish at my local CC and while I’m an “older” student, almost everyone else is between 18-20. We were practicing numbers higher than 30 last week and the professor was asking the class how old some famous/well-known people were. When she asked about Madonna, the response from just about everyone was noises of disbelief and then answers such as “60?” “62.” One kid called out, “She’s ancient, she’s been around forever.” I was highly amused.
    So maybe she’s charging so much for her concerts because she knows she’s definitely not widening her fan base with younger people. Maybe it’s all about trying to suck up money while she still can. But I’d never pay it to her.

  13. Leticia says:

    I am not a Madonna hater. She has many admirable qualities, etc.

    But she has more in common with the “hedge fund types” than she does with the Occupy Wallstreet crowd. It reminds me of JayZ coming out with that shirt that was a tribute to Occupy Wallstreet, but he pocketed the proceeds himself, he didn’t share with the Occupiers. hypocrites.

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      I totally agree! Stupid azzhole JayZ trying to make a profit off those shirts that supposed was trying to protest greed. I could not believe it! God, I HATE 1%ers.

      • Asli says:

        Yup, agreed. Celebs seem to get away with much less these days. Jay-Greed should have thought about that before he took advantage of a cause for equality. What an idiot.

  14. Maritza says:

    Michael Jackson was worth that amount to watch but not her.

  15. Jackie says:

    great cover for her new release.

    she is really insufferable when she opens her mouth. just dance and sing, gristle!

  16. Caoilfhionn says:

    I miss her old face. Am I the only one?

    • Ruffian9 says:

      Nope. Given her fierce, take-no-prisoners persona, I would have hoped that she embraced ageing a little more…confidently. I was wrong.

      • Ella says:

        I saw her recent interview with Graham Norton and was totally disturbed by the crinkle of her cheek implants when she smiled.

        You are right, it would have been a much braver and more subversive act to completely reject the plastic surgery and just age. Seriously, if you are Madonna with all her money and you can still get crap surgery, surely that’s a sign to just give it all up?

  17. Julie says:

    When this b-tch scrapes together enough to leave decent dips at restaurants, I’ll try to scrape enough together to see one of her concerts NOT!

    • hyena says:

      Tmz has an article about her ordering pizza for some Superbowl staff and leaving a “very decentl tip. Looks like youre going to her show.

  18. Ivy says:

    She isn’t worth $300. I can’t believe how many people are willing to go see her live. So overrated. Can’t sing or dance very well at all. It’s like she’s been playing a joke on us all for decades and people keep playing along. Ugh.

    • Jayna says:

      I beg to differ. She is a truly fantastic performer in concert. Glen Close was just interviewed and said she has been to every Madonna concert since ’90 and said there will never be another like her. I agree.

    • Minty says:

      She’s basically a nostalgia act like The Rolling Stones, but way less talented. Her new songs don’t get much airplay on the radio. (Do younger people even listen to the radio?)

      Most of the ones willing to pay are older. They were teenagers in the 80s. The younger generations don’t give Madonna much attention. They choose entertainers closer to their age, to whom they can relate.

      taylor(#12) hit the nail on the head: “So maybe she’s charging so much for her concerts because she knows she’s definitely not widening her fan base with younger people. Maybe it’s all about trying to suck up money while she still can.”

      • Jayna says:

        Monty, she’s not a nostalgia act. Cage tours behind a new album with about nine new songs and a lot of her music is from the past decade on tour. Maybe three or four songs from the ‘ 80s., Nostalgia act she’s not.

      • Minty says:


        With all the excuses you make for her, you should be her publicist.

  19. Jules says:

    I rather see paint dry than see her in concert.

  20. the original bellaluna says:

    If I had to choose between a $300 hand-bag or a ticket to a concert by someone who LOOKS like a hand-bag, I’d choose the hand-bag. I’ll get much more use out of it.

  21. Jules says:

    I’m amazed that anyone would pay $300 to see any artist in concert. That’s a car payment or a couple weeks worth of food.
    For that kind of money I’d expect her to come to my house, make dinner and then do a show in my living room.

    • Jayna says:

      Madonna has fans who travel and see her two, three, four, six times. Other popstars, too.

      Her first tour in four years. My friends and I will be heading to Miami with bells on.

    • max says:

      Lol! As long as she keeps a paper bag on her head.

  22. Bad Gal Addiction says:

    Well, a new purse 4 me then.

  23. Jover says:

    Originalalone I’ve seen U2 three times over last 6-7 years ticket price I believe 50-75 bucks well worth it even though they aren’t my fav. I’m sorry madges comments are indefensible do people on this site know how much tickets in the 70s were for bands like Zeppelin, sabbath and queen, much less than today and madge is nothing compared to those legends. She’s part of the 1 per cent and like many has perfected the art of taking vaguely leftish stances on some issues so she can live like a robber barron capitalist. Whatever happened to that Malawi fiasco which showed her true “humanitarian” spirit. Without music videos she wouldn’t exist. She’s an insufferable hypocrite. I hope her cutlets fall out on her next tour.

    • Cathy says:

      I remember paying $10.00 to go and see STYX in concert back in 1978, and that was a great concert.

      • bondbabe says:

        Agree! I paid $17.50 to see Van Halen in 1982. That would be equivalent to around $40 today. (And, holy Moses, what a coincidence—Panama just came on the radio!!)

      • Petunia says:

        I was just thinking of those days. The average concert ticket price was $12. In 1978, the Rolling Stones were the first ones to charge $20. I was horrified by the price and debated whether or not to pay it. I did. Concert was awful. Mick couldn’t sing and people in the audience were so drugged out they kept falling down right at my feet.

        I paid $200 a few years ago to see them again – not worth the price. So no, I wouldn’t pay $300 for Madge or a favorite act. It’s just too much money to splash out.

    • lambchops says:

      agree—she is the wealthy 1%, she is not some bohemian artiste, she’s a super spoiled rich woman who has always had a crap voice and crap shtick, just a lot perseverance.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        I wish everyone here had $300 for every time she has said “I am an artist…” in live interviews, print interviews, trips to the surgery store, etc. She is repulsively Gaga over herself.

    • Minty says:

      WELL SAID, especially your last 5 sentences.

  24. Zimmer says:

    I mean really, if I were to do as she says and work my … off all year, I would rather give the money to people that actually need it. The people in Malawi she used to profess to care about, for example or the hungry people in the USA! Give me a break. I like some of her songs, but I don’t think my life is going to be better if I see her in concert. Royal snot!

    • Asli says:

      Agreed. I saw a news segment of a woman in Africa who earned two dollars a day. She donates a dollar of that each day to the less fortunate than her. Made me cry. Am sponsoring a kid myself because of her.

  25. Cathy says:

    No way would I spend $300 dollars to see her in concert. I wouldn’t pay $2 per song or whatever the cost is to download her music. She has ugly hands.

  26. lucy2 says:

    I find her very obnoxious, and that’s said as someone who grew up in the 80s and loved her and her music.
    I don’t know if she’s worth it or not, once I got to the concert going age I was sort of over her, but…if she’s managing to sell out the venues at those prices and that’s what people are willing to spend their money on, that’s their choice.

  27. NerdMomma says:

    Ick. She sounds like the kind of person who has had paid assistants fawning over her for decades. She comes off as completely out of touch with reality. She WAS a provocateur, back in the day. And I can’t say she did anyone any favors with her provoking!

    And I’m not a “hater” or anything…I loved her music growing up and had several of her albums.

  28. Ron says:

    I have seen Madonna live 8 times and she is most definitely worth it. Last time was at Dodger Stadium. Her show was great even though part of the lighting system wasn’t working and she debated not going on, she made the best of it. Justin and Britney both performed with her. I personally love how she stood by Britney, and brought her out. She is one of those performers that either speaks to you or doesn’t. If you don’t like her, don;t go. She really has made a difference in my life as a gay man, in the 80′s when things were so dire, she was out there and with us and I will always always love her for that. For me it’s 300.00 well spent.

    • Nev says:

      word up.

      only Madonna would tell people straight-up to save for her show!!!!

      love how real she is…like it or not.


      • Tiffany says:

        You DID NOT just say you love how “real” Madonna is. Look at that face and reconsider your statement. Her music, her image, her face…very far from “real”. How many accoustic shows has she done?

      • gonzo says:

        her personality has always been too much for boring zombie people, so they have to harp on stupid superficial things about her to justify their hatred. tiffany, in her last tour she most definitely brought out and played the acoustic guitar during one of the segments. look it up.

      • Nev says:

        she is a pop-star…I don’t need her to be oprah or acoustic ….if she wants to upkeep her looks and get fillers or botox…what do I care???

        most people want to hang on to their looks and fight the signs of aging…i am not going to fault her that.

        she is an artist.

        I hope she comes back hard…she puts on the best concerts!!!

  29. max says:

    Amazing how the celebrity 1 percent do not live in the same reality as the rest of us.

    Come down from your ivory tower from time to time and see what the rest of us see. Maybe then you would think twice before blurting out asynine comments or make movies of nazi sympathizers.

    • Minty says:


      She won’t think twice before opening her trap. Narcissists only think about themselves.

    • Petunia says:

      WORD as well.

      She conveniently minimizes the fact that Wallace was a Nazi sympathizer, as was her husband. How “romantic” or “appealing” is that, Madge?!?

      • Minty says:

        We should start referring to her as “Madonna, entertainer and sympathizer of a Nazi sympathizer”.

  30. jesstar says:

    I dont fault her for not putting on a pretense of false modesty. Steve Jobs was by all accounts a cruel, self-serving dictator & people talk about him like he’s the second coming. She’s incredibly successful and makes no apologies for what its taken to get and stay at her level.
    That being said, I’ve seen her live and no joke, she is worth it. I’m not even a big Madonna fan, but I was more impressed with her show than I’ve been with others in a long while and I’ve seen many a rock stars come & go!

    • Jayna says:

      Bingo. It’s her first concert in four years. That’s saving $75 a year to go. People blow money on stuff I think is silly and they don’t. Each to his own.

      Madonna’s 2006 Confessions tour was mind-blowing, all at the age of 48. She throws her fake accent away and no snottiness. She is loved by her audience and she in return gives us an amazing experience for two hours.

  31. dorothy says:

    Maybe back in the day, but no more. Don’t care for her anymore.

  32. kristipistol says:

    In the midst of a global recession, she’s telling people she’s worth $300, SHE’S NEVER BEEN WORTH $300

    • Petunia says:

      Yeah, I truly think she’s got some nerve asking pre-recession prices during a huge recession and then telling the peasants to “save your pennies.” When I think of all of the gas or groceries that money could buy, I get a little sick thinking of throwing it away on any performer. Heck, THEY already have enough money.

    • Tiffany says:

      Her comments about money are sooooo egotistical. When I was a kid, I thought she seemed like a jerk, but I liked her music. Now, she just seems like a jerk.

      I have NO USE for someone who is so egotistical that they don’t put any effort into their music, but expects people to pay hundreds for the cheap seats.

      Madonna has nothing to offer but nostalgia.

  33. BELLA says:

    Id rather pay $300 bucks for a LADY GAGA
    handbag and concert!!!

  34. BELLA says:

    rather spend that on the homeless you old old fool.

  35. Cher_elle says:

    I’ve been to several of her concerts and have loved them all. Definitely worth the money! As a performer myself. I have a deep appreciation for her drive. It’s not easy with all the quick changes, set changes, singing and dancing all while keeping up your energy and entertaining thousands at a time. I perform with a group (sometimes solo) and it’s tiring. If you aren’t a performer, you won’t understand and respect the work that goes into this type of show. And yes, I will be going to her next concert.

  36. skuddles says:

    Sorry Madonna, I wouldn’t spend even $30 to see your concert.

  37. NM6804 says:

    I would pay that money if I had it but I wouldn’t save for it. There are more important things in life than seeing her perform as in: food, rent and my social life. I’ll buy the DVD though :D

    Her idea of a relationship is really childish. I know she’s a romantic but come on Madge!? Really!? She was with Ritchie when in her 40s and she still thought that love alone is enough to keep the relationship going? Of course when that lovey dovey stage is over you have to WORK HARDER and look for the things that bind you instead of the superficial and the butterflies in stomach. Beauty and love don’t last, you have to challenge each other and be compatible. It’s not a “sacrifice”, it’s gaining something: a potential life partner.

    • Jayna says:

      Buy her Confessions tour DVD. It is brilliant. I pop it in my laptop with earphones in. The opening into with the sound of the horses pounding as they’re running still gives me chills.

      • NM6804 says:

        Got all her DVD’s so far :D . And I hear ya loud and clear, I do the exact same thing, laptop + earphones = amazing!!! I go into my own fantasy world when watching her tours.

      • The Bobster says:

        Enough already. We all know she’s paying you to do PR for her.

  38. ladybert62 says:

    Look at those hands – the veins – my goodness – I am older than she is and my hands do not looke like that even when I make a fist.

    Wonder if her brain is similarly ugly.

  39. Jules says:

    I really loathe that woman.

  40. Blue says:

    Her hands scare me :(

  41. taxi says:

    Gloves, please.

  42. Moi says:

    You WERE worth it Norma Desmond, you WERE.

  43. Minty says:

    “So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I’m worth it.”
    Says a member of the 1% during a recession, who expects the 99% to waste their hard-earned money on an overblown concert where the dancers and backup singers do the heavy lifting, while Madonna’s demonstrating aerobic exercise.

    “I thought, ‘This is a wonderful way to redo my song.’ I recognized the chord changes, I thought it was … interesting.”
    Hmmm, that must be how The Staple Singers felt when they heard how Express Yourself ripped off the melody of the chorus from their 1971 song, Respect Yourself. Damn hypocrite.

    Narcissist bitch, party of one, your isle of delusion is waiting.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Minty, that’s an excellent point about the Staple Singers. And if “This is a wonderful way to redo MY song” doesn’t make you gag for sheer narcissism, I guess nothing ever will. I’m not saying Gaga doesn’t re-fry Madonna–she does–but who says something like that? A petty, tacky little creature, that’s who!

      • Minty says:

        Thanks. Sure, Lady Gaga copied Madonna and many others. Unlike McDonna or Beyonce, Gaga often publicly credits some of her “inspirations”. Hopefully, she never reaches Madonna’s level of pretentiousness and self-absorption.

  44. Kimbob says:

    In my humble opinion, I agree she was NEVER worth $300.00…ever. However, as egocentric as she is, completely unapologetic, & feigning as if she really knows poverty….if there are people that are still willing to make that biotch rich….oh well…if I were her, I’d take the money & run also.

    But seriously, she does ACT like she’s “one of us,” when the real truth is….she IS THE 1%! Again, if people are willing to continue TO LINE HER POCKETS, then I certainly cannot blame her for taking it from them…LOL. What was it that PT Barnum said…something along the lines that there’s a fool born every minute…or something like that. Totally applicable to this story.

  45. ChelseaD says:

    “No matter how great of a song I write or how amazing of a film I make…” Everything you touch is amaaaazing, Madonna, if only our tiny little minds could be open enough to see how nobel-worthy your Nazi sympathizer love story really is.

  46. Lolaluvsu2 says:

    Over her, I did pay the $300 some years ago. Definitely wouldn’t do it again.

  47. Feebee says:

    Her fans may think she’s worth $300 and will scrape it together. Then they’ll go online to buy their golden ticket only to find ticket “brokers” have scammed the system and $300 tickets are non-existant but will pop up on their sites for $2200.

  48. Leigh_S says:

    $300??? That is crazy to me …

    I went to see the Prince’s Toronto concert. The base tickets were approximately $70/per person, the show was PHENOMENAL and there wasn’t a bad seat in the house. (I danced the entire show)

  49. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    Madonna on Kids: My daughter came in the room and was like, “Mom seriously? Stop trying to be Lady Gaga. No one wants to see the dust on your vag.” And I was like, “Bitch, I created the slore alien look for suburban white chicks with dicks single-handedly while giving a finger to Jesus so you better recognize.” I had to let her know that a sexy mama like me is always relevant even if it’s time for me to start selling ‘roid ointment instead of Versace. And do you know this ungrateful little unibrow threw a can of beige spray paint at me and told me to reapply because the gray spots on my ass were showing?

    Madonna On Poverty: Caring about the poor is important for any brand. Personally, it’s helped me sell tickets to the sheeples, like my gay fans and the ugly people who think I sing for them and their disaffected/misunderstood youth. When sheeple see me adopting African kids or telling Pedro that he’s been upgraded from a cardboard box on Broadway and Forsythe to a luxurious gardening shed and job as my personal hedge trimmer, they know that their money is doing more than buying me a ghostwriter or my youthful appearance. I am putting jobs back in the of hands of the American people. And I don’t even like Americans. That’s a word, like TV, AARP, and bifocals, that is banned in my household.

    Madonna On Her Expensive Concerts: Of course I’m worth it. Why go see Rihanna, Gaga, or Beyonce when you can see the original lip synch and dance stiffly but to better music which is really what’s it’s all about. I could get a card board cut out of me on stage with a jello mold of traffic cones and use Elton John’s swollen belly as revolving stage and bitches would still love me. I puts the Tru Blue against anyone of those bitches’ best work. Ask anybody. If you were gonna use that three hundred dollars to something unimportant like buy food or pay the rent then don’t. You’re probably as fat as Queen Elton’s pinkie and the world is gonna end anyway (and this is confirmed from God SHIMself because, you know we go way back) for people who can’t afford anti-Armageddon bunkers so you know, give me your money because I still gotta decorate mine.

    Madonna On Marriage: I honestly thought being married to an Englishman meant that I could get dual citizenship, a butler with an accent, and a title to go with my new manor. Occasionally we would have sex and kid to solidify some more assets for meself, but when this dude started talking to me during breakfast of liquid egg whites and prune juice, I was appalled. That’s when I told him, “As per stipulated in our pre-nup you only speak to me when worshiping me as your goddess. Otherwise have my publicist call your publicist silly Rabbit.”

  50. The Bobster says:

    If she shows off those chicken legs of hers, she should pay ME $300.

    • girlindisguise says:

      I saw her in 1985 for $20.00. I paid $5 to see her in Truth or Dare. I may have bought a t-shirt for $15. Personally, that’s $40 I would like back because she has since become a pretentious piece of $hit. And her show wasn’t that remarkable.

  51. Crystalline says:

    Yeah, so not worth it. I spent half that on two tickets in the pit to see Rammstein and they are going to be a mind blowing show. Would rather see some real talent than a woman that needs to realize her time has passed.

    • Jayna says:

      People pack in stadiums to see her making her last tour a few years ago the best selling tour of all time for a solo artist male or female. She has a huge LiveNation touring deal. She was just signed to a very lucrative three album deal at Interscope. But she needs to realize her time has passed? LOL

  52. Newtsgal says:

    Dear Madge,
    I would rather rub sandpaper across my t*ts and then soak in a salt bath, than spend $300 to watch your old cyrpt-keeper ass lip sing and dance.

  53. Maria says:

    just watched a short bit of her on Anderson today…. when she is interviewed, she seems to look down, or it looks like she has her eyes closed, at least half the time…it’s odd..

    • Minty says:

      That’s what people do when they are being dishonest. They can’t look you in the face while they are lying to you.

  54. anne says:

    Pathetic especially when you see her OLD LADY hands.

  55. Moreaces says:

    What’s that thing about pigs flying?

  56. FeverDream says:

    After her smarmy behavior in the news the past year I’m all set on Madonna for life.

    Yes she is a monumental talent, a legend, a trailblazer.

    But there is not one shred of humility within her body and I’m sorry but I’m not interested in continuing to line her pocketbooks when its clear she’s so disconnected from the fans.

    I’ll listen to all of her old music on Spotify and pay to see a real live artist in a small intimate venue.

  57. Shamozzle says:

    Me thinks granny Vadge has been reading the from the book of ‘delusions’!!

  58. elisa says:

    What offends me about WE is that Edward and Wallis were total Nazi sympathizers. And somehow I don’t think Madonna is going to talk about that at all.

    • TheOriginalVictoria says:

      I so wanted to say something about this, but I wasn’t sure if my facts were right about Wallis, but I love to read about the BRF and I was sure that I read somewhere she loved herself some Hitler.


      Madonna On Wallis Simpson: The Old Girl was so misunderstood. Not only was she a feminist eschewing the rigid laws about female sexuality and divorce, but she was also a Darwinist. People are all like, “Oh how can you support her, she was pro-Hitler.” Well, I say she was pro-survivalist and a first rate optionist. Yes. Optionist. Look it’s a survival of the fittest thing. Eat or be eaten. Who the hell knew which way the wind would blow? One minute you’re on the high street getting lox and bagel from your favorite delicatessen, contemplating the awesome power of your poonanny and how it unfortunately was the demise of your bid to be the mistress of a king and the next minute Mr. Schnieder and his family are being gassed in front of your very eyes. Being American is all about choice and Wallis simply chose not to get eaten like bagel. If Germany won at least a bitch would be alive. I think people hated Wallis because her vagina had magical powers and she was an Optionist. I mean Switzerland and Sweden were Optionists and people are still shopping at Ikea.

    • Eleonor says:

      And it’s “funny” because she is into Kabalah and jewish religion. Or at least she says so.

  59. Lisa says:

    Just when I think I’m softening toward her, she opens her mouth, reminding me of why I stopped being a fan.

    As for the whole relevancy argument… Selling out stadiums doesn’t equal relevance. Televangelists sell out stadiums consistently, but it doesn’t mean they know what they’re talking about. It just means they cater to a niche market with deep pockets. Same for Madonna fans. Even when I loved her, I wouldn’t pay to see her.

  60. Lauren says:

    I am not going to insult Madonna..she is a hard working businesswoman. Came from absolutely nothing, lost her Mom was she was young..i admire her fierce determination. So what if she is bitchy..lots of women are bitchy and accomplish nothing. I have spend the last 20 years jogging to her music. Now my daughter loves her music too. Madonna is very articulate & witty, and is very gracious where BlahGaGa is concerned…BlahGa has obviously copied Madonna’s music over & over.

    • Cher_elle says:

      Well said, Lauren. So many haters here. It’s nice to see some form of compassion for Madonna.

  61. crazydaisy says:

    Mimi Ciccone

  62. Mposhi says:

    “If you are threatened by me as a female or you think I’m doing too much or saying too much or being too much of a provocateur”

    She’s not threatening or provocative. She’s officially old and senile.

    My grandmother was from Brooklyn and used to give my dad the middle finger.
    It was amusing. But it was not sexy.

  63. Princess Lizabeth says:

    Odious woman.

  64. Allons - y Allonso says:

    First World problems there Madge !!! I respect that she is a very clever business woman BUT let us plebs put our money into something more fulfilling and useful!

  65. Kimberly says:

    Save your money. Seen her and she’s SOOOOO not worth 300bucks!!! OMG yeah right !! so f’ing laughable to think she is!!

    I swear that the people who say she’s really hot, and all that shit are just scared to speak the truth.

  66. Koa K. says:

    She’s a pathetic, delusional, old MEGLOMANIAC.

  67. Maya says:

    If I pay 300 dollars, then I expect someone to actually sing, not lip synch. And no, watching a 50+ year old woman gyrate with dancers is just way too desperate – this sort of act doesn’t really make a good concert.

  68. Adrien says:

    $300 is worth if she’s touring Erotica, her best album.

  69. Sunshine says:

    Um, if I had an extra $300 lying around I certainly wouldn’t waste it on this old hag. She totally lost my support when she badmouthed America and Americans and tried to act like she’s some classy Briton or something. B*tch, you’re from MICHIGAN! I hate phonies and I especially hate people who are hateful and ugly towards those who made them who they are today. Without us Americans, she would be poor, still selling herself for a couple bucks in some sleazy part of NYC. Funny how people forget where they come from, isn’t it?

    Also, I don’t like it when people adopt foreign children instead of American kids. Yes, I know kids are kids and blah blah blah but seriously, this country has made her rich beyond her wildest dreams, the least she could do is give something back.

    One more thing…spending $300 on a freaking BAG is also idiotic. It’s a bag. Who cares. So that’s also not winning me over! Lol.

    • The Bobster says:

      That’s so spot on I wish I’d written it. I’ve also been flamed here for criticizing celebutards and their imported fashion accessories.

  70. Meanchick says:

    Hmm, let’s see, food-check, electricity-check, soap and toothpaste-check, $300 tickets to see Madonna-NOT!

  71. DI says:

    not a fan, so wouldn’t now they were that expensive. now that I do know, doesn’t she know there’s a recession?
    of course she doesn’t – there’s not one in her bubble!

  72. bored says:

    I dunno. Still got to love me some good old fashioned Madonna.

  73. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    I’ll pay $300 only if I get to see her gyrate her old bones and knock her hip out of place. Then she’d limp around and all her young nubiles run to pick up the old battle axe. THAT Id pay to see.
    She’s in deep deep denial as to her age and looks. Guess shes gonna be like Mick Jagger. Eventually we’ll see them both out there with their walkers. Or their segways. Or their oxygen tanks. Snort.

  74. Str8Shooter says:

    Its almost like this greedy cow goes out of her way to be a total c*nt even to her own fans.

    Nothing irks me more than a trashy, washed-up entertainer trying to squeeze every unneeded penny they can get out of people just to boost their ego.

    She is vile.

  75. NinaG says:

    I personally don’t think any artist is worth $300 dollars per ticket, Were in a recession, I wonder if her show will be successful as her others this time around?