Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tonight is the big night

Tonight Madonna kicks off her Sticky & Sweet tour at the Cardiff Millennium Stadium in Wales. 

Here is some Sticky & Sweet Facts by numbers

3500 Number of individual wardrobe elements for tour 

653 Hours of rehearsal time for Madonna and band 

250 Number of travelling personnel 

200 Triangle sponges used to apply makeup 

180 Q-Tips used for entire tour (3 per night) 

120 Powder puffs 

100 Pairs of out of stock fishnet, pantyhose in old style weave, 
purchased for Madonna via ebay and local dance shops 

100 Pairs of kneepads 

69 Guitars 

36 Different Designers contributed to the onstage wardrobe 

30 Wardrobe Trunks travel to each venue 

28 Maximum number of performers onstage 

20 Nationalities represented in touring stuff (including Japanese, Israeli, Russian, Romanian, Australian and Algerian) 

18 Racks of Clothing for Band, dancers and gypsies 

16 Caterers 

12 Seamstresses working non stop in Cardiff to finish 
costumes for opening night 

12 Travelling trampolines used in training by Madonna and dancers 

10 Large flight cases of medical supplies 

10 Number of guitars Madonna will travel with 

9 Number of people working in wardrobe department 

8 Major Madonna Costume changes 

5 Number of people it takes to change Madonna into next 

5 Keyboards on stage for Kevin Antunes, Musical Director 

4 Large freezers to carry ice packs for Madonna and dancers 

4 YSL Lipsticks will cover entire tour 

3 Romanian gypsy musicians playing acoustic instruments 

3 Racks of Clothing contain Madonna's stage wardrobe 

3 Shu Uemura eyelash curlers 

2 Rigs for DJ set up 

2 Stages 

1.5 Minutes - Shortest time required to change Madonna's costumes between numbers 

1 Chiropractor 

1 Personal trainer 

1 Masseuse 

1 Set of Swarovski crystal ear phones for DJ 

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

OH I love it!! Great post!! Less than 75 days until I see her!!!!!!!!!