You know what some people hate, is going to a concert that starts late. What I hate is going to a concert, no matter how promptly it begins. So I don't go, and I'm happy.
But in New York, here are two fans, suing Madonna Louise Ciccone for damages. They want money because they went to her concert and it started two hours late. The litigants call this "flippant difficulty."
These fellows are named Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden, and they are hauling Madonna, and concert promoters LiveNation, and concert hall the Barclays Center into court, because in December 2023, her "Celebration Tour" show happened late.
Not hearing Madonna for two hours should be considered a bonus, but that's me.
"The concerts at the Barclays Center were advertised to start at 8:30 pm, but Madonna did not take the stage until after 10:30 pm on all three nights, with most concert attendees leaving the Barclays Center after 1:00 am," said the court documents.
And it said, "Madonna had demonstrated flippant difficulty in ensuring a timely or complete performance... (that) resulted in the ticketholders waiting for hours for the Concerts to begin. Others were left stranded in the middle of the night because they missed their arranged ride home or public transportation."
And this bombshell was in the court papers: "Madonna has a long history of arriving and starting her concerts late, sometimes several hours late."
No surprise, Barclays Center, LiveNation, and Madonna's representative all had no reply.
Madonna has had medical problems of late, as have many people of 65 summers.
No one is saying that physical problems have anything to do with her not starting to work on time, but I am past her age, and I attest that there are days when I just don't feel like a virgin.