I’ll get to a recap of the Madonna concert when I get a moment, but for now I just wanted to highlight the best part of the evening (apart from being with my hubby and the bad-ass back-up dancers on stage who make me want to quit my day job). There was one song (I don’t know what it was called, nor do I have time to research that) where the words Action were shown and pictures of world leaders and important global issues were flashed on the screen. Madonna wasn’t on stage singing at this point, it was like a “filler” while she was changing clothes—but the message of the song and video was important. So, about half-way through this song, a picture of Obama flashed on the screen and the whole stadium, around 60,000 people, started cheering and screaming for Obama. Let me remind you that I was in Chile with 60,000 Chileans, not in the States and not even remotely thinking of political movements…but still, his image made THAT much of an impact.
The last image of the video performance was also of Obama, and again the crowd went nuts…but it wasn’t as surprising as the first time because normally when a song finishes at a concert, everyone claps. But going crazy in the middle of a song, just because an image—a face of hope for the whole world—was shown on the screen, that made my jaw drop.
It just goes to show how happy the rest of the world is that we F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. have a competent and change-driven leader in office.