Today in Madonna History: November 20, 1993

On November 20 1993, Madonna – Live Down Under: The Girlie Show (taped November 19th at Sydney Cricket Ground) was broadcast on HBO-TV. In Australia, Madonna postponed a scheduled concert at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to severe rain.

Recording of the November 19th show had been intended to serve as both a practice run for the following night, and as a safety show in the event of technical difficulties or cancellation of the November 20th concert. With Madonna apparently satisfied with the safety footage captured on the 19th, neither the December 3rd show at the Cricket Ground nor the rescheduled date (December 4th) served to provide supplemental footage for the eventual VHS/laserdisc release. The only notable differences between the HBO broadcast and the released version were some alternate camera angles and additional audio mixing.

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  1. It goes without saying The Girlie Show Tour gave Madonna sleepless nights-the shows she did not want to do because the Sex book was a shadow and a dark cloud that hung over her! La Isla Bonita was a ray of light in a dark time and her rebel heart beat loudly but she wouldn’t return for eight years! When Madonna did return for a new millennium, the world changed beyond recognition!

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