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Bob The Drag Queen Absolutely Slays As Madonna's Opening Act

Bob The Drag Queen Absolutely Slays As Madonna's Opening Act

Bob the Drag Queen; Madonna
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The Drag Race superstar payed homage to the Queen of Pop in the best way.

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Walk into the Celebration Tour purse first!

Madonna's The Celebration Tour kicked off in London's O2 Academy on October 14 and sent her fans into a frenzy, thanks to a remarkable opening act by none other than RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8 winner, Bob the Drag Queen.

This unforgettable night was an extravaganza of Madonna's iconic hits spanning four decades. To pay homage to the Queen of Pop, Bob graced the stage in a stunning white and gold gown, complete with a towering Marie Antoinette-esque wig, reminiscent of Madonna's iconic "Vogue" performance look from the 1990 MTV Awards.

As Bob captivated the audience, they couldn't help but cheer. "Damn, I look good!" the Drag Race winner proclaimed to the enraptured crowd. “Ladies and gentlemen, theys and thems, you've been waiting a long time for this one. Some of y'all have waited around 40 years for this, as a matter of fact."

But the surprises didn't stop there. Bob also joined Madonna on stage for a memorable rendition of "Vogue." For this, Bob changed into a bedazzled black suit and a sparkling silver hat, confidently strutting down the runway arm-in-arm with the pop icon, further solidifying their statuses as unflinching LGBTQ+ allies.

Bob also brought an unexpected twist to the performance by incorporating a touch of Beyoncé, seamlessly weaving in lyrics from "Break My Soul" from her 2022 Renaissance album.

Following the performance, Bob posted a photo of her and Madonna mid-performance on her Instagram story, captioned, “Some moments will stay with you forever.”

For Madonna's fans, combining these two iconic artists made for an unforgettable night of music and celebration. Madonna also dedicated an emotional rendition of her 1986 power ballad “Live to Tell” to all those who died during the HIV/AIDS crisis.

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Andrew J. Stillman

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Andrew J. Stillman is a freelance writer and yoga instructor exploring the world. Check him out at andrewjstillman.com or follow him @andrewjstillman on all the things.

Andrew J. Stillman is a freelance writer and yoga instructor exploring the world. Check him out at andrewjstillman.com or follow him @andrewjstillman on all the things.