Madonna was booed at a concert in Philadelphia after keeping fans waiting for hours before she finally came on.
The concert at the Wells Fargo Center was scheduled to begin at 8 pm, but Madonna didn’t end up taking the stage until 10:30 pm, CBS Philadelphia reported. The delay was so long that some fans left before the Material Girl even stepped on stage.
“It’s 10:15 … it’s time to go,” Madonna fan Jen Gililand told CBS.
Gililian she paid good money to bring her 10-year-old to the show, but the youngster couldn’t stay up any later so they had to leave.
Gililand wasn’t the only one to voice her displeasure for Madonna’s antics.
“I don’t know who you think you are Madonna, but you stink. We left, you can pay my babysitter,” said Debbie Bleznak, who paid a sitter to come to her house at 6 pm.
Making the situation worse was the fact that no real opening act was scheduled just a DJ who spun some songs while the crowd idled. The crowd was given a false sense of hope when stage technicians appeared to be setting up for her arrival close to 9:30 pm, the Philly Post reported, but it was just a false alarm.
This makes it a noteworthy couple of months for Madonna. Over the course of the summer, she was booed in another concert in France, faced protests in Russia for speaking out against the detainment of punk rock protest band Pussy Riot, and saw her feud with Elton John intensify and then possibly dissipate.
Even politicians got in on the Madonna booing. Philadelphia Councilman Jim Kenney used his Twitter page to voice his displeasure.
But apparently the concert was worth the wait for Kenney.
Madonna apologized to the crowd when she finally did step on stage, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the notoriously tough Philadelphia audience. They booed Madonna again when she tried to make amends.