Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
tour stop in Frankfurt, Germany was cancelled.
film crew was hired to film the November shows in Sydney, Australia.
As the second show had to be rescheduled because of a storm, only
the November 19th show was filmed and used for HBO broadcast and
To start off her
most sexual show ever, Madonna emerges at a dancing pole in a circle
of light, dressed in a black Dolce & Gabbana S&M outfit:
knee-high boots, hotpants, bra, gloves, mask & a whip. Unlike
on other tours, her hair is short & straight platinum blond.
Cheered on by the crowd, her top and mask come off as she kicks
off Fever. She quickly changes
into a jewel-encrusted bra and a matching tiara to perform Vogue.
For the less sexual Rain,
she covers up with a long black robe. The pierrot and the dancers
re-enact Singing In The Rain during the outro of the song.
The party has started
as Madonna descends on a giant disco ball, wearing a blond afro
wig, colourful disco rags and matching platform shoes. As the tour
moved to the southern hemisphere, she changed the trunks for purple
hotpants. Madonna and her dancers turn up the disco feel of Deeper
And Deeper with fluo boa's. Wig, rags and morals come off for
the orgy that leads to Why's
It So Hard. Madonna disappears offstage as the crowd is treated
to some dancer eye candy during The
Beast Within interlude.
The time machine
spins further, from 70s disco to 30s cabaret, as Madonna pays homage
to Marlène Dietrich in the film Morocco, complete with tuxedo,
cane and top hat, with a bandana underneath. The gender bending
is even more present in Bye
Bye Baby, where Madonna plays the Master of Ceremonies, from
Bob Fosse's Cabaret. As the lady boys go bananas, they strip off
to reveal a striped navy shirt that reminds of Gene Kelly in Anchors
Aweigh, who further inspires Madonna's moves for La
Isla. Adding a long navy coat, Madonna drills her dancers in
a military version of Holiday.
In an anachronistic
encore performance, the sensual and erotic insinuations of Justify
My Love are delivered by Madonna and her dancers in Edwardian
era outfits, inspired by My Fair Lady. An androgynous Madonna stands
out, mixing both male and female fashion elements.
A lot less fashion glamourous is the final encore Everybody,
where she appears in simple denim shorts and a shirt of the national
soccer team of the country she's visiting. As the curtains have
gone down, the pierrot appears one last time to say good-bye to
the crowd. That crowd goes wild when he takes off his mask to reveal
nobody else than our girl herself.
Turkey: Yonca Evcimik and Kenan Dogulu
Australia: Peter Andre