I’ve had the privilege to see Madonna live twice this year — and interview her once. The first time was at New York City Pride, and she went on almost exactly when she was supposed to. The second time, at one of the first shows of her intimate Madame X tour, she went on almost three hours late. Both shows were incredible, and do you think I complained that I had to wait a bit to see Ma-fucking-donna? Absolutely not.
And yet, a Florida man (of course, he’s from Florida) is so upset about the prospect of waiting for Madonna that he’s attempting to sue her. NBC News reported that Nate Hollander purchased three tickets for the Queen of Pop’s December 17 show in Miami, valued at $1,024.95. While Live Nation originally listed the start time for the concert as 8:30, they later pushed it back to 10:30.
Hollander, who didn’t want to be getting out of a concert after 1 am — grow up! — asked for a refund, and when that was denied, he attempted to resell his tickets. But the late start time is making the tickets difficult to unload, according to the lawsuit Hollander filed.
“Ticketholders had to work and go to school the next day, which prevented them from attending a concert that would end at around 1:00 am,” Hollander’s lawyer said in the legal documents, which claimed that Live Nation “knew or should have known that said concerts would not start at 8:30 pm” considering Madonna’s history of lateness. Well, girl, as a Madonna fan... shouldn’t you have known, too?
Madonna may have heard about the lawsuit, because during her concert in Las Vegas on Friday, she imparted some wisdom to the audience. “Here’s something you all need to understand... and that is, that the queen is never late.” She later uploaded to the video to Twitter, alongside the caption “F.A.C.T.S.”
If you’re gay enough to shell out over $1,000 to see Madonna, you’re gay enough to stay out past midnight. And a Madonna concert doesn’t start when your ticket says it does — it starts when she walks on stage. But good luck with your little lawsuit!