Sunday, August 20, 2006

Madonna Tonight!

Madonna is playing in Duesseldorf this evening and we will be there early. The opening act is Paul Okenfold!

Here concert is causing controversy for her "disco cross." Here is an excerpt from Deutsche Welle:

That's what prosecutors in Germany are intending to find out when Madonna comes to town to play Düsseldorf on Sunday. Controversy over a mock crucifixion during the concert has dogged the tour so far, and the German regulators will be watching in an attempt to determine whether the scene could be construed as insulting religious beliefs.

Nailed on a "disco cross"

During the offensive section, Madonna is hoisted onto what can be loosely termed a "disco cross" while wearing a crown of thorns. The mock crucifixion has caused outrage in many of the countries in which the singer has performed during the tour to date.

The Vatican is especially upset. Cardinal Ersilio Tonino, speaking with the approval of the pope, recently called the concert "a blasphemous challenge to the faith" and a "profanation of the cross" after Madonna had played Rome. He also called for Madonna, who was raised as a Catholic, to be excommunicated.

Madonna in blasphemy row -- again

"It is disrespectful, in bad taste and provocative," added Father Manfredo Leone from Rome's Santa Maria Liberatrice church. "Being raised on a cross with a crown of thorns like a modern Christ is absurd. Doing it in the cradle of Christianity comes close to blasphemy."

I think if she wants to do such a thing in her act that is her perogative.


Blogger Emily said...

I am so jealous! Hope the concert was amazing!

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Todd said...

Hope you had a great time at Madonna, see you at the new site, on the canal.

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Blogger Cow Camp said...

Well???? What about the concert? i am a lurker but you havent said anything!!!

7:08 PM  
Blogger James said...

The concert was ok. She was so far away I really couldnt see her except on the video screens. I am glad I went, but I wasnt blown away.

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