Madonna’s sloppy concert booed in Australia

Madonna in concertMany fans were left stranded after Madonna showed up over two hours late to her concert in Brisbane Wednesday night.

The show was set for 9 p.m., but the Queen of Pop didn’t show up until 11:22 p.m., causing a lot of concert goers to miss the last train of the night.

Granted, Live Nation (promoters of the Rebel Heart tour) pre-warned ticket holders that the show wasn’t guaranteed to start at 9 p.m, but told them the latest it would start would be 10:30 p.m. Because of the extreme tardiness, many fans booed her and were subsequently offered refunds.

One less-than-happy fan tweeted after the show: “It doesn’t make you more of a rock star to be late to your own concert. It makes you an inconsiderate diva.”

When she did take the stage, the performer failed to apologize to the crowd and flippantly remarked, “It’s you people that get here early, that’s the problem. Stay home, do your hair and makeup, have a tequila. Roll yourself a fat one.”

The pop legend then put on a show that, at best, could be described as sloppy. While performing “Like a Virgin,” she appeared disoriented and noticeably less than coordinated.

This is not the first time the 57-year-old superstar has been tardy to one of her shows. Earlier this month, fans in New Zealand were outraged after she took to the stage over an hour late.

Prior to that, she arrived for her performance at 10:45 p.m. — nearly three hours late — during a concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines.

And in January, she was two hours late for a show in Atlanta, the third time in one week.

Madonna will be performing again tonight in Brisbane, and Live Nation made sure to state on their Facebook page: “Following a late start last night, fans should note, the timing for tonight’s performance may also be delayed.”

Fans were also warned about the 12:17 a.m. final train service, “We encourage concert goers to keep this in consideration when making arrangements to get home safely.”

The superstar took to Twitter after last night’s show to post a message to her over one million followers, in what may be an excuse for her lateness: “See you tonight Brisbane!!! Wanted to be perfect for you!!! And we had so much FUN! ❤️ #rebelhearttour.”

~Shelby Morton

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  1. russ • March 17, 2016 @ 7:24 PM

    She’s obviously an inconsiderate diva who has no regard for her fans. I’d boycott any future Madonna concerts until she gets the message. Sometimes you have to hit these folks in the pocketbook before they begin to understand they aren’t the only person in the world.

  2. Cathy • March 17, 2016 @ 8:31 PM

    Looks like she rolled herself a fat one.

  3. Tess • March 17, 2016 @ 10:01 PM

    Kind of makes it quite clear why her own son wanted to get off her train-wreck of a tour. She showed as little respect for his feelings as she does her fans.

  4. Don • March 24, 2016 @ 9:38 PM

    Boycott her tardy actions!!

  5. Shirley • March 25, 2016 @ 9:12 AM

    Why waste your money. She has no consideration for her fans. What a diva. She’s 57 years old trying to stay in the limelight. She should retire now. I’m sure she has enough money to do so. She is old looking with saggy skinny arms. I hope Rocco gets to stay with his father. He seems to be the stable one. Never was a fan of hers.

  6. Arlene • March 25, 2016 @ 4:14 PM

    I agree with u Shirley. I never liked her or her music. Just because she’s not getting her own way in her personal life, why shud her fans pay for her antics?

    She really thinks she’s a legend, but her fans are beginning to see she’s a washed up bitch who’s passed her expiry date.She will do anything for attention and she should give everyone a break and go back to being a mother to her children.

  7. Arlene • March 25, 2016 @ 4:14 PM

    I agree with u Shirley. I never liked her or her music. Just because she’s not getting her own way in her personal life, why shud her fans pay for her antics?

    She really thinks she’s a legend, but her fans are beginning to see she’s a washed up bitch who’s passed her expiry date.She will do anything for attention and she should give everyone a break and go back to being a mother to her children.

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