Search This Blog

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Getting Back Up After The Fall

I'm going to make this entry a short one today - partly because I don't really have a topic chosen so I'm just going to wing it, but partly because I don't have a whole lot of time to write a lot anyway.

So, who here watched the Brit Awards?

Yeah, I know.  Probably all of my North American friends are saying, "what the hell are the Brit Awards?"

Well, think of the Grammy Awards from a British perspective.  The awards show celebrates the best of music as presented on the British music charts.  And, unsurprisingly, the majority of the winners happen to be...well, you know...British.

Now, like the Grammy Awards, many artists appear on the program to sing live performances, and one of the biggest highlights of the show was Madonna performing her latest single "Living For Love".  It was a big deal in the UK, as this was the first time that she had performed at the Brit Awards in two decades.  She had performed the single at the Grammy Awards on February 8 without incident, and she was set to do the same at the Brit Awards.

Needless to say, things didn't go so well.

Yes, that is Madonna's cape getting caught on a wire as she was removing it, and she ended up falling down a flight of stairs.  Luckily, she wasn't hurt, and she got right back up and sang her little heart out.

But, fall down on stage at an awards ceremony?  You know that got everyone's tongues wagging.  The #fallenMadonna hashtag was re-tweeted only half a million times, after all. 

But you know, Madonna is hardly the first entertainer to fall on stage.  Who could forget Beyonce tumbling down a set of stairs at one of her concerts a few years ago?

Iggy Azalea took a spill while performing at the MTV Video Music Awards this past year.

Heck, even Juan Gabriel can fall off a stage every now and again.

Ouch.  That one looked like it hurt!

Of course, the important thing to take in is that in all of these cases, these entertainers didn't let a thing like falling down on stage stop them from doing what they were supposed to do.  They picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, and went right back to singing.

Well...all except Juan Gabriel, that is.  Seriously, how does one NOT get hurt?  I think I felt pain just watching that clip!

The point is that mistakes happen.  And believe me, I am one person who hates making mistakes.  But we can't let those mistakes define us as people.  We have to rise above them and look at the bright side in mistakes.

In the case of Madonna, well, her newest album is reportedly considered a "comeback album" even though she never really went anywhere.  Perhaps this fall will cause more people to notice her now.  Madonna after all is the queen of self-promotion.

And besides, you have to admit, ten years from now, people will be laughing about it and marking it down as a great moment in her career.  I mean, it's not like she was in a soap opera that was filming live and calling someone by the wrong name, right?

Oh.  Nevermind.

No comments:

Post a Comment