Tag: tour

Visiting history: Robben Island

It is one of the must-do’s of any visit to Cape Town: a visit of Robben Island and the prison facilities where Nelson Mandela was held for over 18 of his 27 years in prison. The island, named after the seals on its shores, is a flat isle in the middle of Table Bay, some 7 kilometers from Cape Town.…

Rebel Hearts down under

As if I needed an excuse to come to Australia! When I travelled the world in 2013-15, Australia was the country I stayed in the longest, and Melbourne was probably my favorite city of them all. So when Madonna announced – finally – her return to Australia after 23 years of skipping the country on every tour, I had to…

Barbary coast

San Francisco is a city born in the gold rush. Within a short time it went from a small town of some 1.000 people to the biggest city on the West coast. On March 28, 1776, the Spanish established the Presidio of San Francisco, an then built the Mission San Francisco de Asís, what is today Mission Dolores. Some years…

More Paris Rebel Hearts

I had normal entry tickets for the second show of Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour in Paris, but I just couldn’t queue anymore. Instead, I met up with my sister. She lives in Paris since 1985, but during this visit she was supposed to attend a two-day conference in Brussels, so we would miss each other. However, she was back early,…

Mannheim Rebel hearts

It must have been a nightmare for the technicians and the team. Two back-to-back shows in cities a few hundred kilometers apart. It meant deconstructing the single stage as quickly as possible. I talked to someone from the crew, he said that took 4-5 hours. Then they needed to get the whole thing form Antwerp to Mannheim, and re-build it…

Capital Rebels

The Rebel Heart Tour hit the US capital, and with her the gang of die-hard mega fans I have encountered on different tours over the years. I did not get tickets on the floor this time but saw it pretty much frontal from the lower ranks. I’ll soon post my song-by-song evaluation. Enjoy.

Opening night in Montreal

It’s always something special to go to the opening night of a Madonna tour. Despite all the teasers and snippets and speculation on social media, no one knows what will happen. The set list, the costumes, the choreography, it is all yet unknown. Until the lights go out and the show starts. Since 2008, I’ve been to every opening night,…