Thursday night Madonna was nearly two hours late starting her concert in Las Vegas and fans were NOT happy about it. Many of them started booing and chanting “refund” according to local reports and Twitter users.
Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes tweeted,
“Reports that #Madonna took the stage at about 12:30 a.m. at the Colosseum last night/this morning. She is famously late to the stage, but this might be some sort of record.”
A concert-goer tweeted,
“@madonna is completely disrespectful to audience starting so late. Lost a fan.”
Wonderwall reported that “over 500 refunds” were issued after Madge blew past her her 10:30 p.m. start time, taking the Caesars Palace Colosseum stage past midnight. The show also ran long, and let out at 2:45 a.m.
Doors for the show opened around 8 PM, so many fans were in the venue for four hours before the show started.
Breathe Heavy blog said,
“Some people in attendance were annoyed, so it didn’t help that Madonna ribs the audience by essentially calling them poor, cursing up a storm and explaining her political views. It reportedly resulted in boos and chants for refunds.”
One Twitter user wrote,
“You were seriously late to the show your fans payed good $ to see = disrespectful. Fans were walking out, if you can’t see that’s a problem you’ve a big problem on your hands.”
“1.5 hours late. Indifferent-to-hostile audience. Juvenile attempts at humor met with audience silence. I’ve never seen anyone less in control of a room. Truly amateurish.”
All the tweets came in the wee hours of Friday AM after the concert was over, as the show was “phone free,” meaning concertgoers had to lock up up their cell phones for hours. That must have been the torture.
No phones for 4+ hours!
Madonna addressed the tardiness at her concert Friday night, saying,
“Here’s something you all need to understand … and that is, that the queen is never late.”
Well I think Madonna is the first concert I’ve been to where people were booing and chanting “refund”. Show was supposed to start at 10:30 and she came on stage at midnight. pic.twitter.com/F3ZR2LFs72— Kelley (@UGagaboots) November 8, 2019
Madonna SING darling and with all your Money buy a fucking watch ! You lost the audience before you sang a auto tuned note !— Boy George Experience (@BoyGeorgeExp) November 8, 2019
I can’t believe I’m saying this but I just walked out of Madame X. @Madonna seriously bombed. Didn’t sing any hits, made fun of audience members for being poor, and talked 80% of the show. Truly horrific #MadonnaIsCancelled— Henry Foggo (@FOGettabout_it) November 8, 2019
Just saw the Madonna X concert at Caesars Palace & do not have one good thing to post. It was not a concert. She lacked energy, focused on her political views & world issues. We expect entertainment and not listen to personal opinion. Shame on Madonna.— nora garcia (@noragar17637658) November 8, 2019
(Photo, screen grab; via MSN)