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вик услугиOK… The commotion that Madonna had inflicted at her MDNA concert in Paris with the swastika image and boob flashing was enough for me to decide that I had to come to Madonna concert in London. The French press went crazy and I heard that someone at the TOP is suing her for the ‘Swastika’ show. Naturally, she wanted people to talk about her with her usual antiques!!..and it worked. I booked my concert tickets!!
I arrived in Hyde Park at around 5PM and the whole place was beginning to heave with her fans. Not sure how many people could fit in here but I reckon it was around 50,000 to 60,000. I could be wrong so you might have to do your own due diligence on that one!
Martin Solveig came on shortly and he played a number of his famous tunes. After about an hour, LMFAO came on. I’ve never seen them live and I thought there were fun!! A bit mad but fun!! Love all the songs!
Finally, Madonna came on stage just after 8.30PM and she started it with the same way that she did in France and Tel Aviv. I think something to do with Gregorian chants and bells ringing. Not sure exactly what it was but it made everyone scream her name!
The stage and the special effects were awesome. She danced and sang some of my all time favourite Madonna songs. You couldn’t help but to sing along as well! I didn’t keep track of all the songs she sang in London but these are the song list that I could remember…
- Girls Gone Wild
- Turn Up The Radio
- Like A Sinner
- Express Yourself
- Gang Bang
- Like A Virgin
- Like A Prayer
Her special rendition of Like A Virgin was really cool. She made it sound like smooth and slow medley. I really liked that.
It did rain a little but that didn’t stop anyone from having a good time. Madonna did ask everyone to pray a little ‘English Prayer’ so the rain would stop. Strangely..it worked!!
Did I enjoy it?
Would I come back?
..but don’t really take my word on it. I’m biased. I am her fan after all!!
I hope you’ll get the chance to see Madonna in MDNA World Tour soon.
PS: No boob flashing in London. She behaved herself this time!
PPS: Her son did come on stage and danced for a wee while with Mommy. I thought that was sweet.
I was walking towards Selfridges today when I stumbled upon a group of people who were dumping rubbish stuffed in bin bags into a smaller wooden model of Marble Arch in the heart of Marble Arch and I had to ask myself, “Why?”. I just don’t get it. Why would anybody wants to appreciate rubbish!! This is just beyond logic.
Watch the video below and you be the judge! Do you see Art or a massive Bin in Marble Arch? Let me know..
I have decided that 2010 will be a new year where I will make the best effort to stay super healthy and what’s better way than to start it all off early before the New Year and run in the early morning in Regents Park!!
I have always wanted to run in the park but laziness always superceded my good intentions but fret no further, it won’t easily happen again. I mean why should I? I get to see great views like these…
A frozen Rose Garden..
The birds nests..
and the sunrise with the BT Tower in sight..
I had great fun today at the German themed Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. I called up my good friend Brian Ollivierre (who’s a great photographer btw) to bring his camera and snap some piccies. I didn’t think that my normal camera would produce great pictures at night. They usually end up being so blur and you can’t seem to capture what you really wanted to focus anyway.
The fun fair was amazing. There were everything that you could possibly want from a winter wonderland. From mulled wine, to chocolate covered apples, to rollercoasters, ghost house, slot machines, fun crazy rides, a circus and the whole shebang..
Here are some of the selected pictures that was taken by Brian.
The Toy Soldier..
The Little Circus..
The Big Wheel..
It was quite early in the morning on the 23rd February when I realised that there was a voicemail message left for me while I was asleep. I dialed in to listen in and found out that someone was desperately wanted to speak to me urgently.
I thought that was a bit weird. Why would he want to speak to me so urgently when everyone I know knew I was travelling.
So I dialled the number. I got through and it was a friend of mine, Al, whom I’ve not met for a while in London. He broke the news that made me shiver. He talked about my best friend, Iveta Iravanian. She’s now dead!
I said WHAT! It was only less than 48 hours ago that we chatted on MSN and we even talked about her and husband flying down to the Far East for a quick holiday. She even said that she missed me and couldn’t wait to see me again.
I wanted to fly back to London immediately but I knew that I had several events that was arranged for me to speak at. The situation was made worst when I heard about how she died. I just couldn’t imagine it!.
A coach hit her and dragged her underneath for several meters while she was crossing a road in Victoria. I sat on the hotel bed, shocked and speechless.
I then called Iveta’s husband but every word he said was incomprehensible. I had to tell him to calm down. I was still in denial. It was just too much too think that your best friend passed away when you’ve only spoken to her a couple of days ago.
The news about the accident was televised on BBC and other news channels. I looked at the news on the internet and I couldn’t devour the content. I had to stop halfway through.
The video below was recorded and televised by the BBC to explain how it all happened.
It took me a while to really grasp the situation. I packed my bags and checked out. The concierge took my bags and I left for
a meeting at the other end of Singapore. After 2 hours or so, I came back to the hotel and grabbed my bags, called the cab to Changi International Airport for my next flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I wasn’t in the mood to do anything. All I could think about was her.
I sort of knew that it would snow in London but I didn’t expect it to be so heavy. This sort of thing would make London go into a total standstill – which it already did HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…
Glad I’m not there and on holiday enjoying my slightly less stressful day….
Below are some of the pictures of the snow in London taken by my lovely friend Iveta.