Aviva Stadium, Dublin last night, from the Act of Contrition voiceover for Girl Gone Wild
to bloodspattered screens and pointed guns for Gang Bang to a thonged, rain spattered, bum in our faces
the real star (not) of the show was the RAIN which poured relentlessly (apart from a short, joyful break from 10pm to 10.45pm) on us, her pitch standing, straining-for-a-look fans.
If you hadn't listened to her new album MDNA, then the show could be a bore, as classics were thin on the ground. Around half way, I spotted fans chatting and disengaged while she sang Masterpiece, a song from MDNA and some leaving the 'Golden Circle' - a section near the stage that cost E140!! - at half time.
Highlight of the night was a gospel version of Like a Prayer -electrified the crowd.
For those of us who just admire the guts and general tenacity, even the wet-to-the-very bones rain, didn't dampen.
Didn't make it here though: