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  • Madonna comes home to perform on Aug. 5. Photo: Ricardo Gomes

The Internet Can’t Decide If It Wants to See Madonna in Concert or Not

Does Michigan still cherish the Material Girl? Yes and no.

By |2023-01-19T15:08:33-05:00January 19th, 2023|Entertainment, Michigan, Music, News|

Detroit’s own Material Girl is coming home. That’s right, Madonna’s “Celebration Tour” is set for Aug. 5 at Little Caesars Arena with general public tickets available Friday, Jan. 27. The nationwide tour and the NSFW, star-studded video announcement have triggered both enthusiasm and full-on anger all along the interwebs. 

Some local fans are overwhelmed with joy and excitement!

Twitter user @dom_msmsmsm tweeted, “Never underestimate how well Italian Americans from metro Detroit (me and Madonna) age … she’s gonna kill this tour I can feel it.”

Radio station 96.3 WDVD tweeted, “OMG….MADONNA. It’s a party at @LCArena_Detroit on Aug. 5th!!”

Admittedly, Steven Harper’s positive comment is hidden among a sea of disparagement that is the comments section under a Detroit Fox2 Facebook post announcing the event, but it is positive! Harper posted, “Honestly I’m thinking I’ll take the opportunity to see her. Regardless of what anyone thinks of her, she is an icon and an important part of pop culture history. I’m down!”

@wxyzalicia (WXYZ’s Alicia Smith) tweeted, “The “Queen of Pop” — metro Detroit‘s own @Madonna — is bringing her “The Celebration Tour” to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on August 5th! What’s your favorite Madonna song? Mine is ”Holiday!”

Other local reactions are a bit… skeptical.

In reply to 104.3 WOMC’s tweet announcing the show, Twitter user @archivist1968 simply posted a modern classic meme response — an “EWWWWW” from David Rose (“Schitt’s Creek”).

Several Facebook users replied to the Detroit Free Press announcement about the concert. Gloria Huffman wants to know why this is news, while a few commenters had negative viewpoints about their last Detroit experience with Madonna. “I saw her 3x back in her prime. I wouldn’t go see her now if you gave me a free ticket She’s a complete train wreck,” posted Shannon King. Karen Timmons concurred. “Her last concert in Detroit was the worst concert I’ve ever seen!,” Timmons posted. 

Twitter user @jeff_nidiffer seems surprised to learn that Madge is still kicking it at all, tweeting, “Oh, wow… Madonna’s still around Who knew? 🤷‍♂️”

Twitter user (troll?) @DetroitConcert1, perhaps the edgiest edgelord in the bunch — or at least the most creative — posted, “Madonna is going on tour! If I want to watch a washed up drag queen with venereal disease and dentures soiling her diaper, I’ll save $200 and go see @LADYBUNNY77.” Let’s hope this poster scrounges up the cash for that not-to-be-missed show!

As for the Queen of Pop herself, she is ready to finally give the gays what they want. “I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for,” states Madonna in a new release sent to media outlets promoting the show.

About the Author:

Sarah Bricker Hunt, a proud Eastern Michigan University alum, is a freelance writer and editor who dabbles in a little of everything.
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