Years later, there’s little in the way of vocal improvement (in fact, there is a marked decline), and there’s a troubling reliance upon stage presence of dancers.
At the same show, you can look no further than this guy for lessons on how to sign and perform at the old Wembley Stadium.
OTOH, her tambourine chops are impeccable.
I was there. It was insanely hot. She was in her new romantic period (brocade! layers! 100-degree weather!) and those old nude photos of her – complete with unshorn pits – had just showed up in Playboy. Someone near the front shouted “Take it off!” before she began singing. Hundreds of people heard it, including Madonna. She looked at him and said, into the mic, “I ain’t taking shit off today.” Made me actually like her. I think that was right before this clip begins.