Of course no one can make all their fans happy all the time, but Madonna seems to have a special knack for making all her Australian fans unhappy all the time, canceling the Aussie leg of her MDNA Tour that was openly discussed as happening until a sudden change of heart/wallet.
Another semi-douche move (unless you're Parisian!) was announcing an amazing-sounding gig in Paris out of the blue—and putting tickets on sale in the middle of the night for those crazy fans overseas who might've made the trek. The fact that her Paris gig on July 26 will be live-streamed DOES help ease the pain of that last-minute sale, even if I hear it was darn near impossible to get through to buy tickets online.
Will the show be any different from her regular MDNA show? I'm thinking yes. The press release didn't make it sound like she would just do her same show, and fans have told me Madonna & Co. have rehearsed "Love Spent", "Beautiful Killer" and "Physical Attraction" at various Euro soundchecks. In Copenhagen, where she rehearsed "Love Spent", Madonna told fans they were "working on something special for Paris."
Speaking of which, what mix of "Love Spent" is this? It was captured in its partial glory at a recent outing to NYC's XL:
Ultimately, all will be forgiven by most of Madonna's diehard fans. I just wish she could fly her ass to Australia in 2013 and do a smaller version of her show—or even just a whole different, less choreographed "thank you" concert. Wouldn't give her lots of money ("I wish you would hold me like you hold your money"), but it would earn her lots of love.