By Thomas Conner
Those with tickets for the Thursday night show (and babysitters at home) should be aware the posted show time is 8 p.m., but on Wednesday (and at most other shows on the tour) Madonna didn't start until 10:20 p.m. (DJ Paul Oakenfold fills an hour of this time spinning records. Zzzzzzz.)
The finest moments, though, are in the middle -- without all the hoopla. She sings "Turn Up the Radio" alone at a mike on the catwalk strumming a guitar, nothing else. "Open Your Heart" becomes a rhythmic Basque arrangement, with the full ensemble of dancers casually hanging like real people instead of choreographed cogs. (Here she's also joined by her 11-year-old son, Rocco Ritchie, busting moves and grinning from ear to ear.) Next, "Holiday" actually feels like one, relaxed and spontaneous.
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