Legendary singer, 61-year old Madonna got a shocker while performing at the London Palladium last week. She was still singing when the sound was turned off and the curtains began to close on her after she exceeded the 11pm cut-off time. Despite going ahead and rendering an acapella version of her song, I Rise, to the delight of some fans, there were other admirers who supported the decision of those who pulled the plugs.
Who are those who pulled the plugs and curtains again?
- Those who believe that genius without order is like a one-legged stool; order without genius likewise. When combined together, genius and order guarantee future successful productions
- Those who wanted to remind us that rules matter as much as the thrill we receive from mesmerizing performances, and why we should retain both elements always.
- Those who wanted the rest of us to always differentiate the performance from the performer; the art from the artist; Madonna, the lady from Madonna the genius performer. For the entire architecture of Madonna, the genius performer rests fully on Madonna, the stickler to rules, regimes and habits that allow the other enthral fans of her music whenever the moment arrives.