Jenny Burman Jenny Burman
A Los Angeles blog
from Echo Park

Bio | archive
RSS feed

Madonna out-louds AC/DC


Photo by Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times

Madonna was in Elysian Park a few days ago, and ripples of complaint are still sounding out across the neighborhood, not so much against Madonna herself but the levels of volume required for the singer-dancer to get her message across...the canyon.

The concert was reviewed by Mikael Wood, who said in his (her?) November 8 LA Times review:

Forty-eight hours after America elected its first black president and California voted to ban gay marriage, Madonna brought her Sticky & Sweet Tour to Dodger Stadium on Thursday for a night of triumph and defiance. One of pop's longest-lived provocateurs, Madonna always has had something to say -- even when she hasn't. (Remember her utterly useless version of "American Pie"?) Yet like a firefighter or the cast of "Saturday Night Live," the singer is at her best at moments of consequence; she needs life to supply her with a canvas as big as her music wants to be.

As well as a big sound, it seems. Even bigger than the three tenors. I did not hear the concert Thursday. But Rochelle, who lives on Park Drive, wrote:

Hi Jenny: Did anyone write to you about the sleepless night and the chaos Madonna brought to EP Thursday night? I could hear every word, every drum roll, every guitar chord from my home on Park Drive and the music grew louder and louder as the night progressed. It reached peak volume at 11:30 PM, yes 11:30, when my home literally shook from the musical storm. I have not experienced anything like it in my nearly a decade living here, not the Stones, not from AC/DC, nothing remotely close.

More by Jenny Burman:
Up close at Caine's Arcade
LAAS New Hope connection on block
More breaking news
Bear in tree
Polly want a better cage
Recent stories on LA Observed:
WeHo News goes away for awhile, comes back
Glendale ex-official stole from Montrose farmers market, DA says
Another media job open in LA: associate editor for Ms.
LA Times posts books editor opening with a new twist
Disney beats earnings estimates - even with 'John Carter' disaster
Previous story on Chicken Corner: Carne asada may not be a crime, but cantaloup is

Next story on Chickn Corner: Baffled by a Bufflehead?

New at LA Observed
Follow us on Twitter

On the Media Page
Go to Media
On the Politics Page
Go to Politics

LA Biz Observed
Arts and culture

Sign up for daily email from LA Observed

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Show Jenny some love