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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:08 PM
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Madonna at the Superbowl? Seriously?
Edited on Sun Dec-04-11 10:10 PM by bluesbassman
I didn't realize she still performed. :shrug:

Well, on the upside it's not Lady Gaga.

Edit to add that it was just announced that Madonna will perform at halftime at this year's Superbowl.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:46 PM
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1. Lady Gaga would be far better. Or anybody from this century!
What are they thinking?
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:55 PM
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2. Error: You can't recommend replies in threads from this forum
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:28 PM
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3. True that. At least Gaga is contemporary.
Is Madonna going to do like a "greatest" hits set? :eyes:
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:20 PM
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22. lady Gaga scheduled for 2045 or so
she needs to 'mature' a bit.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:44 PM
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47. I am an old coot but was pleasantly surprised by Gaga
when I stumbled across a preview of her new single while channel surfing last week. It was an intelligently done techno-dance track with a pretty memorable hook. Not bad at all. The video was a little bizarre and incomprehensible but I am about 30 years past her target demographic, then, aren't I?
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:31 PM
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4. This ought to attract a younger audience.
:shrug:
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center rising Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:48 PM
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5. One Superbowl halftime show I won't be watching
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:53 PM
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6. Let me take this opportunity to register how much I've always hated Madonna
Not that I necessarily hate her as much as I hate how she's been received and vetted as some cultural icon. Madonna is IMO, without a doubt, the single most overrated musical artist of the last 30 years.

That being said, it seems that the halftime planners have finally gotten over 2004's 'nipplegate.' For a while there they were deliberately choosing family-friendly acts. Of course now that she's in her 50s, I guess Madonna is now more likely to be family-friendly than to wear cones on her breasts.
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:31 PM
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15. I agree...



Tikki
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:31 PM
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26. The Rolling Stones were "family-friendly?"
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 06:33 PM by WolverineDG
Somehow I don't think Mick & Keith would agree with you.....

on edit: I hate Madonna too....fucking pretentious ----- with her fake British accent who couldn't sing on key if her life depended on it (see her Oscar performances, where the producers refused to cover up her bad singing).

dg
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:47 PM
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28. Nowadays I think the stones are kind of family friendly
Maybe not in 1963 though ;)
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mokawanis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:48 AM
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7. I encourage her to cancel the gig and then retire
Half-time shows tend to suck no matter who's performing but I think Madonna is an exceptionally bad choice.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:56 AM
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8. They're doing it so that the wardrobe malfunction won't matter.
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:03 PM
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29. "Wardrobe malfunction" was killed off permanently by Prince. nt
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:48 PM
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35. Well, it *IS* Indianapolis, after all...
They only picked Madonna when they found out the Carpenters were no longer available...
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wysimdnwyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:36 AM
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9. Super Bowl Halftime shows are very inconsistent
Since 2000, these are the shows they've had:

2000 - Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera - zzzzz
2001 - Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and that wonderful version of "Walk This Way" performed by Aerosmith and Britney Spears - WTF?
2002 - U2 - probably the best SBHS ever
2003 - Shania Twain, Sting, No Doubt - zzzz
2004 - Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake - Two words: "Wardrobe Malfunction"
2005 - Paul McCartney - Does anyone under 50 care?
2006 - Rolling Stones - Decent, but small percentage of people care
2007 - Prince - top 5 SBHS
2008 - Tom Petty - Not bad, but had he released anything since "Free Fallin'" in the early '90s?
2009 - Bruce Springsteen - Good show, but it's in the lower part of the top 10 at best
2010 - The Who - See Springsteen with a smaller set of people who care
2011 - Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash - did anyone actually watch all of this? Everyone I know changed the channel it was so bad

If I had to guess, I would predict Madonna will be a snooze-fest.


The problem is that after the shows of the early 2000s, the organizers don't want to take any chances. Last year's show was the first since 2004 with a semi-relevant headliner, and it sucked. At least they can expect a 53 year old Madonna to be pretty tame and uncontroversial (outside of those of us who would prefer an artist who is somewhat current). While I'm certainly not a fan, I would prefer Lady Gaga. At least that would be potentially entertaining - even if I did have to mute it.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:53 PM
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38. I love U2 as well, but I have to disagree with you
I think Prince was the best SBHS in the history of the game. I also think it was one of the better live performances I've ever seen. He was ON FIRE, IMHO.

Last year's show was so bad we actually walked away from the TV.

The Who had the potential to make it the best halftime show ever - if Pete smashed his guitar one more time on live TV, I can't even imagine what the network would have done...

:woohoo:
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wysimdnwyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:52 AM
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51. U2's show was best not just because of the music
A large part of why U2's show was, IMO, the best show is because of what it represented coming on the heels of 9/11. From the display listing the names of those who died to Bono's American flag lining of his jacket, they helped with the healing from the suffering people had endured for the past several months. The music was great, there is no doubt, but what the show meant was at least as important.

You'll also note I said Prince's show was top 5. For me, it was probably #2 on the list. While I enjoy his music, I have never really considered myself a "fan". That show was incredible, though.

The Who's show was good, but really highlighted for me how much age has impaired Daltrey's voice. It was very good despite that, but I also understand that many people under 30 wouldn't care as much as those of us who grew up listening to them.

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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:19 AM
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10. A Great Halftime show would be the Top 2 or 3 Historically Black College Marching Bands
Old School............

And someone that sings the Star Spangled Banner such that people can sing along - it's OUR national anthem, not an American Idol audition piece.



Now, get off my fucking lawn.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:01 PM
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18. Battle of the Bands rematch!
Southern's Human Jukebox, often imitated, but never duplicated! :yourock:

Of course, that'd work better next time the SB is at the Dome.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:47 AM
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11. *sigh* Where's Freddie Mercury when we need him?
He could sing all those great Queen stadium songs in full regalia and we could watch the NFL fan base go "Wait, what?"
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 11:31 AM
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12. I usually don't watch the half time show
anyway.

Yeah, you are right, at least it's not Gaga! :boring:
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:08 PM
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13. Bring back the Who or some other hard rocking band
Not bubblegum pop
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:19 PM
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14. Was Up With People already booked?...
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 01:27 PM
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16. Thank gawd it's not a Kardashian. They are all getting on my last nerve..LOL..n/t
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 01:52 PM
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17. Couldn't they get Ethel Merman? Was she all booked up?
Too bad if she is, that gal could belt 'em out.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:43 PM
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19. Well, if Pete Townsend and Mick Jaggar are still at it, why not Madonna? nt
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 03:21 PM
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21. Oh don't get me wrong, I'm happy she's still performing, but she's not at all current.
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 03:21 PM by nolabear
Then again, Bette Midler would be awesome!
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:17 PM
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23. True. I realize Madonna created the genre,...
...but I'd still rather see the Gaga.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:31 PM
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33. what genre
doing anything for attention?
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cyglet Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:46 PM
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34. Blonde bimbo "divas" n/t
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:49 PM
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36. Well, that's all of show business.
I mean that neo-disco, visual, provocative woman singer, MTV thing. See how powerful discourse is? Before I described the genre, it did not exist. Now, it does. :-)
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:52 PM
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37. doing ANYTHING for attention
is beyond "show business"
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:22 PM
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41. I guess I thought that was the definition of show biz.
And anything? She didn't kill anyone.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:16 PM
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40. cos women age, whereas men become classics. nt
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:25 PM
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43. Yeah, that's actually what I was implying.
Damn, I must be getting to be pretty classic.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:49 PM
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45. this thread is so sexist it makes me want to puke
but ty for remaining cool :)
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:04 PM
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46. anytime
B-)
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:14 PM
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49. Hammer meet nail.
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Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:51 PM
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20. Municipal utilities should prepare for record toilet flushes.
Couch potato fans across the country will take this opportunity to go

and it will cause water levels to drop drastically. :evilgrin:
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Old Troop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:38 PM
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24. What if she falls and breaks her hip?
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:13 PM
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30. Her insurance will call it a pre-existing condition...
good thing she's got millions.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:55 PM
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25. Green Bay Packers deserve better.
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wysimdnwyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:55 AM
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54. +10000
They should let the MVP select the halftime show artist. So, Aaron, who do you want?
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:42 PM
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27. I can't wait!
Seems like it's going to be a good show! :bounce:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:17 PM
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31. I may try and catch that....
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cyglet Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:24 PM
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32. The Foos, damnit
something I'd WANT to watch...
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:59 PM
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39. Looks like I'll be volunteering to pour the Patron...
Yep. Patron and Pandora Radio.

Madonna who?
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:49 AM
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42. Twenty years too late. (n/t)
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:29 PM
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44. FINALLY! a 1/2 time show i'll watch -- love me some Madonna! nt
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GoGo49ers Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:47 PM
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48. Me Too!
Sorry to butt into the thread but Madonna is the shitness!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:25 PM
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50. Hey welcome! Nt
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AmandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 04:29 PM
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52. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH MADONNA?
She is a goddess and beyond worthy to play the Super-bowl. Seriously people.

Lucky Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThHz9wlBeLU

Ray of Light

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4tD8dy9Reg&ob=av2e




If it is anything like this, I can't WAIT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsjN0HFOMhE

I bet you it will be stellar.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:54 PM
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53. she is not under 35
i am guessing thats the biggest problem with her :eyes:

additionally, people dont like the theatrics of showbiz :eyes:

also, people dont understand that when you live somewhere for more than a year, you start picking up the accent. most normal people do.

so on and so forth

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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:00 AM
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55. I like small doses of both Madonna and Lady Gaga so either one is good
It'll only be a short show. And both are sure to wow in some way.
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