Back in March, we purchased two tickets to see Madonna on her MDNA tour in New Orleans!! I wasn't going to pass up what is probably the one and only opportunity to see the Material Girl in person. At nearly $400 per ticket for floor, we opted for nosebleed seats because $800 for concert tickets is absurd. As the end of October neared, I started looking around online and reading about the show. I stumbled up on The Golden Triangle:
Basically, pit seats surrounded by the stage. And the only way to get these rare and coveted seats was to win them. I went on a mission and stalked the Madonna site waiting for the New Orleans contest to go live. Two days before showtime, I got my chance. I had to take a photo of myself holding the already purchased tickets to be entered into a drawing for a chance at 50 Golden Triangle passes.
Amazingly, this showed up in my inbox:
Dear Iconer,I am happy to announce that your entry was picked out of the valid entries collected during our "New Orleans Golden Triangle" contest! Congratulations!
I won!! I won!! I won!!!! So we went from nosebleed to the rare and coveted Golden Triangle just like that.We were going to skip the opening act and show up for Madonna time. But, we arrived really early to stake out our spot in the triangle. The Triangle was fairly empty, so we had our pick and chose to stand a little to the back right along the cat walk. The wait was long. Much too long. We had arrived well before 7 and Madonna didn't take the stage until 10:30. Some of the show content was very dark and violent... somewhat disturbing!! It was cool that we were so close to her and I got awesome pictures. I do wish she would have thrown in a few more old school songs as I'm not as familiar with all the new songs. And I wish she would have come back for an encore. Madonna sure is in great shape and is so tiny!! She talked politics for all of three minutes and got "booed" and somehow the media went crazy over it. All in all it was a great night and it was awesome being part of The Golden Triangle.
us before the show
Golden Triangle armbands
Golden Triangle tickets
First glimpse of The Material Girl
Right in front of us!
The end! Goodbye!