The cynics out there are always quick to pick on negatives and critisise people, but do not want to acknowledge the positives. Madonna is fifty plus and in her shows she sings, acts, dances and plays guitar. If anyone has ever seen the documentaries In Bed with Madonna and I'm Going To tell You A Secret, Madonna is very much at the forefront of the creative process of actually putting her shows together. People just want to critisise but fail to even acknowledge all these finer points. Madonna does nothing by halves, she looks amazing. Even her fitness regime is part of her tour preparation.
It is true Madonna does give out some strong massages in her shows. As I said in the previous post Art is a way of expressing yourself. The resentment of Catholicism seems to be a reoccurring theme for Madonna but clearly she has a lot of purging to do around this particular issue. I totally agree " Express yourself. don't repress yourself". Madonna has been slated for turning her shows into a political convention. However it takes people of Madonna's calibre to raise awareness of issues. Flashing her nipples in a Muslim country, there is a strong message in that. People are just stuck in their narrow minded, primitive views which is why the Madonna's of the world are not popular, as they are prepared to challenge these.
Where Madonna's comtempories and younger have burnt out or been one hit wonders Madonna has proved her longevity. This has not happened by luck but her cast iron discipline. I can easily see Madonna touring till she is a hundred, so get over prejudices and stop bad mouthing her. Even if Madonna chose to retire, the musical history she has made will continue forever, she will always be the queen, critics accept that fact and leave my idol alone!