On July 13 1985, Bette Midler introduced Madonna at Live Aid’s charity concert in Philadelphia:
“I want you to know I have no idea why I was asked to introduce this next act — because you all know, I am the soul of good taste and decorum. However we are thrilled to be able to introduce to you today a woman whose name has been on everyone’s lips for the last six months. A woman who pulled herself up by her bra straps and has been known to let them down occasionally.”
Madonna was happy to tell the global audience of 1.9 billion viewers: “I ain’t taking off shit today.”
Live Aid was Madonna’s initiation and intuition as a live performer!
I remember running to the tv for that moment ! Regardless of what anyone says everyone was waiting for Madonna to appear at live aid! Great moment
Bette Midler kept saying “Hi Madonna” and it was obvious Madge was busy preparing with stage managers. If you haven’t seen behind the scenes you definitely should check it out.