The year was 1983 and in Boston, Massachusetts - Madonna performed one of those 'track dates' with her back up dancers, Erica Bell and Bags. Remember how she was always on about those 'track dates' in her interviews in the early days, pre-Virgin? Anyway, she sang Physical Attraction, Lucky Star, Burning Up, Holiday and Everybody. In 2000 or 2001, there was a Madonna Convention in Los Angeles at The Palace on Vine Street and I went, reluctantly. I thought I was above all that shit but they played the entire Boston show and my face super crack'd. It was all live and fantastic. I would have died for that show in 1983 - shyt I would die for it now.
Bits and pieces of this show have been on the internet for years and my friend Alex sent me the bulk of the first half of Physical Attraction today. Evidently, it comes from the wonderful MadonnaTribe.com and Summer82 shared it. I've pieced and edited all the additional missing footage together to get all of Physical Attraction. It's not perfect but it's perfect for us because it's all we got. Enjoy. xo
Oh, yeah - Don't be alarmed that you can't hear the dreary dude in the beginning - they're sound checking.
This is the Madonna I fell in love with and the reason I am still in love with her 27 years later. That sex voice, that whore face and that fluid, funky fuck club dancing that she finally resurrected for the Sticky and Sweet Tour in 2008.