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14 September 2008 :: 19:09:58 pm 4142

Sound Quality At Madonna Gig ‘POOR‘

A spokesperson for Madonna has defended the singer‘s performance in London last night, which has come under attack by fans.
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A large proportion of the pop stars fan base have criticised the sound quality of the concert at Wembley Stadium, while others have complained about Madonna’s late arrival on stage.

Thursday night’s concert, part of Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet tour, received rave reviews. But hundreds of concert-goers inundated message boards saying they had been let down by poor sound quality at Wembley Stadium.

Prices ranged from £65 to £160 to see Madonna play at the venue, where Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson were in the audience.

One wrote: “The sound for those of us in the seated areas was very, very poor… During a number of the songs being performed, people around me were discussing the price of bread – really”.

Another wrote on website itiswhatever.com: “Audio was dreadful.”

A fan said of the only English date on the star’s tour: “So many people were leaving before even halfway through the show. Near me there were a few boos and people losing interest… At times you would see her mouth move and the sound a few seconds later… at times we couldn’t even hear what song it was she was playing.”

Another wrote on the site: “The sound was terrible, we were sat in block 527 and we could not hear half of the songs, the baseline drowned everything out, absolutely the worst concert I have been to. There were riots going on outside our block as people couldn’t see the show and couldn’t hear the lyrics.”

Another stated: “Spent most of the evening lining up to sign the complaints book as the staff could do nothing”.

Radio stations also received complaints.

In a statement to the London Paper, a spokesperson said: “Stage times are only guidelines. I was at the gig and the sound was fine.”

Despite enjoying the concert, one fan said that transport problems afterwards had “completely ruined” her evening.

At the same night, her husband, Guy Ritchie celebrated his 40th birthday with a low-key party at his favorite London pub, while his wife Madonna made an early exit.

The pop superstar joined other guests, including Kate Moss’ boyfriend Jamie Hince and Sting’s wife Trudie Styler, at the couple’s Mayfair bar.

But Madonna reportedly left promptly at 10 p.m., leaving her husband to continue the festivities into the early hours of the morning.

The concert, the second of only two UK dates on the singer’s Sticky & Sweet world tour, was watched by 90,000 people, including a host of celebrities.

The elaborate show featured four sections: ‘Pimp’, ‘Old School’, ‘Gypsy’ and ‘Rave’.

The 50-year-old opened the show singing Candy Shop, a track from her latest album, Hard Candy.

Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson were spotted in the crowd. Penelope Cruz and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas were also reportedly there.

The singer thanked God and her friends during her performance. She also announced she was pleased it had not rained.

Her dance routines were energetic. The yoga and gym fanatic even managed to skip through one track.

The mother-of-three performed 22 songs, including Hung Up, La Isla Bonita and Vogue.

Britney Spears appeared on a big screen during one song performed during the show.

She did an impromptu acapella version of Express Yourself, after asking the crowd for requests. Some asked her to sing Gambler, but she admitted she did not know the words.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Entertainment News

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