Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

HER MADGESTY STILL QUEEN, IF A LITTLE LATE... ; Fans Boo as Madonna Delays Manchester Gig by an Hour - but Then Shows Why She Is a Pop Icon

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

HER MADGESTY STILL QUEEN, IF A LITTLE LATE... ; Fans Boo as Madonna Delays Manchester Gig by an Hour - but Then Shows Why She Is a Pop Icon

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SHE'S the Queen of reinvention, the Queen of Pop who influenced a generation to wear ra-ra skirts in the 80s, footless leggings and an arm full of bangles.

Well before Lady Gaga made the rallying cry that she was Born This Way, Madonna was expressing herself in a pointy bra and masculine suit.

And more than 30 years on, Her Madgesty is still going strong ... although fans' tempers were more than a little frayed when the global icon was an hour late.

The crowd were beginning to boo just before she took to the stage, in a cage, singing the thumping track Iconic from the new album Rebel Heart looking like a female warrior in a red cape and fierce black boots, stalking the arrow-shaped stage with her troupe of dancers.

"Alright Manchester.

Are you with me?" she screamed, flicking her long blonde hair with determination. …

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