live music: MADONNA x MSG x 11.12.12

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madison Square garden, NYC 11.12.12 – Last night, Madonna brought the next leg of her MDNA Tour back to the Big Apple for the first of 2 shows at Madison Square Garden in support of her latest album “Turn Up The Radio”.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

The show was broken down into several sections where Madge has multiple costume changes [not shown here. we only got to shoot 2 songs…]

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

For Madonna’s age, she still brings the energy, dancing, and theatrics while pushing the boundaries where she can.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

Madonna performs last night at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Joe Russo.

After waiting an exceptionally long time for her to finally hit the stage…last night’s show was a soundboard shoot from almost near the back of the venue. Luckily the lights were crisp and we had a riser to stand on to shoot over the crowd on the floor. We only got to shoot 2 songs [songs 8/9]…the fastest 7 mins of my life.

Setlist:
[This is roughly the setlist she’s been playing this tour]

Transgression
Gregorian Chant Virgin Mary Intro (with Kalakan) (with snippets of “Lekhah dodi” and “Birjina Gaztetto bat Zegoen”)
Girl Gone Wild (with samples from “Material Girl” and “Give It 2 Me”)
Revolver
Gang Bang
Papa Don’t Preach
Hung Up (with samples from “Girl Gone Wild”)
I Don’t Give A
Prophecy / Best Friend (video interlude; with samples from “Heartbeat”)
Express Yourself (with snippets of “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga and “She’s Not Me”)
Give Me All Your Luvin’
Turning Up the Hits (video interlude; with samples from several Madonna songs)
Turn Up the Radio
Open Your Heart (with Kalakan) (with snippets of “Sagarra jo!” by Kalakan)
Masterpiece (with Kalakan)
Masculine/Feminine
Justify My Love
(video interlude)
Vogue
Candy Shop (with samples from “Ashamed of Myself” by Kelley Polar and snippets of “Erotica”)
Human Nature
Like a Virgin (with samples from “Evgeni’s Waltz” by Abel Korzeniowski)
Love Spent (with snippets of “Evgeni’s Waltz” by Abel Korzeniowski)
Celebration
Nobody Knows Me
(video interlude)
I’m Addicted
I’m a Sinner (with Kalakan) (with snippets of “Cyber-Raga”)
Like a Prayer
Celebration (with samples from “Girl Gone Wild” and “Give It 2 Me”)

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