You know, I was going to keep my trap shut about Madonna's Super Bowl performance. My parents taught me to respect my elders and it seemed to be well-received by her less discerning fans. But then somebody sent me a bunch of pics comparing the production to Kylie's revolutionary Aphrodite - Les Folies tour and I had to speak out. I'm not sure where the images originated but let me know and I'll credit your hard work in the pursuit of truth, honesty and artistic integrity.
To be honest, the parallels between the 53-year-old's half-time extravaganza and Ms Minogue's show passed me by while I was watching the unfortunate trainwreck unfold before my eyes. I was more put off by Madonna's bad miming and unflattering costume. Not to mention the first cringeworthy pop culture moment of 2012 when the former hitmaker dragged out LMFAO and made a fool of herself trying to perform some kind of geriatric leg lift.
However, on closer inspection, the similarities can't be denied. From the costumes to the staging - this is pretty much a blatant rip-off. Sure, Madonna's team threw in some new choreography and some nifty LCD displays but we've seen it all before. It doesn't bother me so much if this is just something she threw together for the Super Bowl but I'm concerned if it's a taste of her forthcoming world tour. What's next a 3D concert film and pop-up deluxe edition of MDNA hand cut by Dannii that takes 8 months to arrive?
Watch the bogusness below. Reductive is the word.
EDIT: Picture via Live Learn Shine On.