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It's 1984 and a synth funk tune with a good beat blasts out of the radio. A cheeky young woman's voice says, "And you can dance". The reverb echoes meaningfully in your young, impressionable ears. "For inspiration," she continues, "C'mon! I'm waiting…". You feel like you'd better start dancing right now and not keep this fun chick waiting.
By the time of Into the Groove's release, Like a Virgin had already launched Madonna into 'household name' territory. On Saturday 19th of August, her Madge-sty will be imploring us again, through the power of her music, to get into the groove and dance for inspiration at the 12th Annual Brisbane Madonna Party.
It's amazing to think this marks the twelfth year Kristian Fletcher has produced the celebration that falls as close as possible to Madonna's birthday. Fans of the Queen of Pop will gather at the Wickham Hotel from 7pm to celebrate her birthday and mark 25 years since the release of the Erotica album (alongside that unforgettable coffee table book with the provocative title Sex).
Krisitan invites you to, "Strike a pose and get into the groove as upstairs at The Wickham Hotel is transformed into a dance club playing only the music of Madonna - 1980s, 1990s, Noughties and Now!"
What's in Store at this Get Together?
Grab a drink from the bar, chill-out, meet other fans and check out a fan-compiled video retrospective of Madonna rare clips, performance footage and music videos.
8.30pm - 12.30am
The DJ will entertain everybody with a dance party playing nothing but the best music of Madonna - the greatest hits and fan favourites. There'll be prizes for the best dressed and best Vogue-r, licensed bar, roving photographers, themed artwork, cocktails and more.
If that's got you burning up with excitement, grab your best friend, dress you up, invite your future lovers and express yourself on the dance floor. This get together has a history of booking out, after all, it's only human nature. So don't get hung up without a ticket or you'll be falling free with no lucky star to save you from the boredom of missing out. Open your heart, take 4 minutes to book and you will live to tell the tale of the time you had a true blue, good time at the 12th Annual Brisbane Madonna Party. Pre-book your tickets for this 18 plus event and save. Tickets are $15 plus booking fee on presale or $20 at the door.
Did you catch all the Madonna song titles in this article? I count 21.