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Madonna Brings the House Down at Dodger Stadium

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It was almost 10 o'clock by the time iconic music superstar Madonna hit the stage at Dodger Stadium last night, and the crowd happily lapped up her "Sticky and Sweet" candy infusion of spectacle and song.

Despite rumors of cancellation due to a broken stage, the 50-year-old megastar came out full force (later apologizing for there being some issues with lighting, which had caused the over two-hour long delay in the show's start) and treated the assembled crowds to two solid hours of visual and aural over-stimulation. Having long since learned that it's never too wise to stray too far from your roots, Madonna worked into her lineup a satisfying smattering of hits from the vaults, including a guitar-rocked "Borderline," an updated take on "Into the Groove" complete with vibrant Keith Haring animation, a clubby remix of "Music," and an acapella sing-along version of "Dress You Up" during the request segment. The most impressive greatest hits moment may well have been the rousing one-two punch of "Like a Prayer," followed up by "Ray of Light," although near the start of the show the audience was bursting at the seams when none other than Miss Britney Spears showed up to join Madonna for the last half of the unapologetic "Human Nature," ("I'm not your bitch, don't hang your shit on me!")