Madonna sued by fans for showing up late to New York concerts: 'She totally screwed her fans over'
The air conditioner was also turned off at one of the concerts and when fans pointed it out, Madonna said, 'F*** you, I'm cold'
Last year in Brooklyn, Madonna was set to perform as part of her 'Madame X' tour. But on September 21 and October 1, the veteran pop singer seemed to have had some difficulty getting the show on the road.
Scheduled to start at 8.30 pm, the September show finally started at 11.30 pm while the October show fared slightly better, starting at 10.40 pm. The shows ended around 1 am and some fans are extremely upset about it.
Antonia Velotta of Queens and Andrew Panos of New Jersey are both suing Madonna and the concert promoter, Live Nation, for false advertisement and breach of contract and are demanding a full refund to make up for their loss.
Velotta, who was so inspired by Madonna's 1985 film 'Desperately Seeing Susan' that he moved to New York City, says, "She totally screwed her fans over." He, however, added that despite the late start that caused him to reach home at 3 am, he actually enjoyed the show once it took off. But Panos, who attended the show with his wife, claims they hated the whole experience and chose to leave early.
Concert-goers were required to hand their phones over before the show, meaning most could not book their rides home until the show was over. To make matters worse, the air conditioners were shut off during the show.
Panos, who had to pay the couple's babysitter extra to watch their two children due to the show running so late, said of the experience, "There are artists who appreciate their fans and I think she just had no regard for anyone else."
This isn't the first instance of fans taking issue with the singer's treatment of them at concerts.
Madonna has already been sued for starting a Miami Beach concert late by another fan from Florida. And when fans, unable to deal with the heat due to the air conditioners being turned off, began chanting 'AC!' at the concert, she responded with "F*** you, I'm cold. Take your f*cking clothes off!"
Fans are becoming increasingly angered by the singer's blatant disregard for their time or well being. And if this goes on, Madonna is probably going to have several more lawsuits on her hands.