Madonna fans vent fury on social media after gig

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Music lovers complained of soaring temperatures at the UAE capital's du Arena venue (AFP/Getty Images).

Music lovers complained of soaring temperatures at the UAE capital's du Arena venue (AFP/Getty Images).

Madonna fans turned to social media to vent their frustrations after the Queen of Pop reportedly took to the stage more than an hour-and-a-half late at last night's performance in Abu Dhabi.

Music lovers also complained of soaring temperatures at the UAE capital's Yas Island du Arena venue, taking to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction.

“Madonna going on stage 90 minutes late is rude & disrespectful to her fans, especially when people have work the next day,” tweeted @FinancialUAE following the show.

Others suggested that the heat and humidity during the performance affected people's enjoyment of the concert.

Another fan @Meho_M tweeted: “I'm just about ready to pass out from exhaustion and the Madonna madness hasn't even started.”

Aside from the high temperature and delays in Madonna hitting the stage, other fans were dismayed that she did not play enough of her classic songs, instead concentrating on newer material.

“Wasn’t as good as expected. Heat, late start & too many new songs didn’t help,” tweeted @jaymathur.

At the time of publication, organiser Flash had not responded to Arabian Business's request for comment on how these issues would be addressed in time for tonight's performance.

Not all were disappointed though, with some fans thrilled with Madonna's performance - her first in the UAE. "#Madonna was spectacular last nite!What a legend!Truly EPIC!," tweeted @sophie_choudry.

The tour, her ninth to date, promoted the 53-year old US singer’s 12th studio album 'MDNA'.

Throughout her career, Madonna has sold over 300m albums, has been awarded seven Grammy Awards and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history.

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Posted by: Haluk Merdin

Madonna was 45 Minutes late on her Turkish tour in Istanbul as well.

Posted by: Tristan de Ferluc

Punctuality is the politeness of kings.

Posted by: procan

lost on Divas : )

Posted by: Karma

Contrary to most comments, I thoroughly enjoyed the concert and forget all about the wait and heat once she got on stage! She's an amazing performer and the choreography was fascinating.

I mean if the Queen of Pop can't be late, then who can? Almost every concert you attend the singer/ band is late... And while I would have loved to hear her older songs, the point of the tour is to promote her new album and not a farewell or nostalgic one!

Posted by: MKD

I for one, would not like to hear a 53 year old strutting around singing

Posted by: Robert Mohamed

Somewhat ironic but this is nothing short of pure arrogance. I remember taking my daughter ten years ago to see Britney Spears on a school night at Wembley Stadium. My daughter was ten years old at the time and Spears appeared on the stage at 9.45 pm, when she was supposed to be singing at 7.30 pm. We all know what happened to her during the intervening period -loss of self-respect and Madonna is now out of touch with her fans. Why pay her to come to AD when she shows the darker side of her real personality. Never again!!!

Posted by: Mike

The problem wasn't really hot weather, it was organization of the whole event!
we were packed like sardins because they decided to overbook tickets to the show and that simply is not acceptable for someone who paid more than 300$ for an expected lifetime show!!
I've been to other concerts in Yas and it was hot, but this time no Oxygen was left for people to enjoy or even breath. People were paralyzed and we ended up looking at a giant screen (would hv done it @ home! better :))
Think Flash shld manage better such events as many people won't go back to such events anymore...

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