"I don't know if everybody knows about my history with Buenos Aires and Argentina. It's been 13 yrs since I have been here. I have an incredible relationship with this country. There is something magical about this place and it's not tangible." -Madonna
Dec 6th 2008, Madonna returned to Buenos Aires but this time for a performance that was bound to draw alot alot less protest than when she portrayed Eva Péron in Evita. 3 hrs and one day of presale was all it took for 70 000 tickets in River Plate Stadium. The overwhelming response to Madges return to Buenos Aires prompted them to add another show date the very next day on Dec 7th.
The current economic crisis didn't hold die hard fans from parting ways with their pesos. Tickets were priced between 110-700 pesos ($33 - 230 USD). Minutes after tickets were sold out, some were made available again over the internet on "Mercado Libre" (the Argentine version of ebay) and were priced for twice the original amount. Some tickets were listed for as high as $1500 USD.
This was only the 2nd time Madonna had ever performed a concert in Buenos Aires. Her first time was back in 1993 on her "Girlie Show Tour". But one look at the videos, it would appear that the Argentines have put aside their past differences (that being mainly her portrayal as Eva Péron) and allowed for a whole new relationship to be forged between the material girl and the people of Buenos Aires.
Madonna, Sticky and Sweet Tour Buenos Aires (Photo credit: N i c o_)
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