Lunchtime Poll: What Drug Is Madonna On and Can We Not Have Any?
That's Madonna performing "Like a Virgin" last week during an MDNA Tour stop in Berlin with tears streaming down her face. Why are tears streaming down her face? I don't know. She'd performed this song live for audience in this ballad style almost a dozen times at this point, and it doesn't seem that the song grabbed her like it did during this performance. (In other words, this doesn't seem to be a cry-every-night-at-the-same-exact-part Janet Jackson "Again" scenario.)
So what is her deal? Is this theater? Is it soul? Has she seen Molly? Is she performing an interpretive secretion that mirrors the tears spilled during some girls' actual first times? Or is Madonna, media manipulator extraordinaire, mastering the art of the viral moment so that last week's nipple is this week's snivel?
Ultimately, what the fuck is Madonna's problem?