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Hi! I'm Andre. I'm a senior double major in Political Science and Spanish at Butler and I'll be graduating in 2014.

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Posts Tagged “madonna”

Music Monday: Bangerz Tour

I recently found out that Miley Cyrus will be coming to D.C. this year for her Bangerz Tour! As the massive Miley fan I am, I just have to attend! The only thing holding me back is the fact that I can’t find anyone here that wants to go. I am still determined to go. I also need to find tickets.

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In case I can’t make it to the concert, I decided to watch Miley’s Unplugged MTV special. She performed country inspired versions of her current hits and at one point even brought Madonna out to perform with her. The special served as an homage to Miley’s Nashville roots.

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My all time favorite Miley acoustic performance is her cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness.” Lana is one of my favorite singers and I think Miley did her justice!

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Music Monday: Beyonce Part 2

As previously documented, Beyoncé is the reason why I wake up in the mornings. Also, since she is the Super Bowl Halftime performer, I thought it would be appropriate to make her the Music Monday selection for today. I’ve been listening to her music all week to prepare for the festivities on Sunday and let’s just say that she’s the only reason I’m watching the Super Bowl at all this year.

The video I decided to pick is for “Upgrade U,” which is one of my favorite songs/videos by her. Not only is she so beautiful in it, but it’s a catchy song! My favorite parts of the video are at the beginning with the baby aligator and toward the end when she imitates Jay Z. Now all I can do now is wonder what songs she’ll perform at the Super Bowl. HOPEFULLY it’s a new one!

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W.E.

So I’ve still been on my movie rental binge and yesterday I decided to rent the movie W.E. It was directed by Madonna and I have to say I thought it was amazing! I loved the scenery, the casting, and the plot.

The movie tells the story of a woman in modern times trying to find out more about Wallis and Edward. Edward was the King of England who had to give up the throne so he could marry the love of his life, an American named Wallis. Cue the sappy/romantic music. Abbie Cornish played the modern day woman but she ends up finding love with a security guard in the museum.

I guess what made the film so good was that since it got such terrible reviews that I was expecting the worst so when it was actually a decent movie, I was pleasantly surprised. I highly recommend watching it! You end up even learning a little history in the process!

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Bieber Fever

This morning I decided to go for a run on campus with my friend Emily. As I was getting ready, I looked on my phone to the pleasant surprise that there’s new music on iTunes! Not only did the new Madonna album come out today, but the new Justin Bieber song came out! Needless to say that I had loads of material to listen to while I ran! I also loved the album and song! Who’d have thunk it!?

It was my first time running in ages and I don’t think I’ve been to the HRC all year! I was so out of shape! But hopefully pretty soon I’ll be able to run for an hour without stopping. It was definitely weird waking up early and running on campus because we were the only ones out and I don’t I’ve ever seen campus so empty and quiet!

Listening to Madonna made me think of the Super Bowl again so here’s a video I took of the light-up sign downtown!

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Halftime Fun

Madonna‘s halftime show last night was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen! I loved all of the lights, costumes, and songs! She even performed her new song “Give Me All Your Luvin’”  which I’m currently obsessed with.

She even had guest performers, including Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, M.I.A., and Cee Lo Green. Controversially, M.I.A. flipped the bird to the cameras right before the censor caught her! Already the media is calling it Janet Jackson part two even though hardly anyone noticed that M.I.A. did it when it happened.

One of the more exciting parts of the performance was when she sang “Like A Prayer” because there were various Butler choir members who performed with her! Everyone on Facebook couldn’t stop talking about it as it was so exciting!

You can see the whole performance here!

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Super Bowl Mania!

I was able to go downtown to see all of the Super Bowl setups and stages and it was amazing! I saw so many NF stars, incuding Jason Taylor and Robert Kraft, who owns the Patriots! I also almost saw Kim Kardashian, the Mannings, and Adam Sandler, which will be another post in itself! And yes, you read that correctly, I almost met Kim!

I’m actually not that big of a football fan so I’m only watching because of Madonna performing at halftime. She’s supposed to be putting on “the performance of a lifetime” so hopefully she won’t disappoint! Instead of choosing a team, whenever someone asks who I want to win, I just say the Colts and pretend as though I’m serious! It’s fun to see all the weird faces I get!

After Madonna’s performance I’ll probably go to bed and wake up to see who won! I can never patiently wait and watch a game. And since the game this year is supposed to be 3 hours long, I’ll probably do homework during the game too!

To see if I’m right, I’m going to predict that the Giants will win 23-17 over the Patriots. I don’t really care who wins and I just randomly picked a score so it’ll be even greater if I’m right!

The Super Bowl sign downtown!

Celebrities Galore

Since the Super Bowl is in town there have been numerous celebrity sightings all around Indianapolis. Yesterday, many people were posting on Facebook how they saw Beyonce, Ryan Gosling, and random football players in the city. I’m getting jealous of everyone’s sightings and have decided to go celebrity hunting downtown tomorrow since I don’t have Friday classes! Maybe I’ll happen to stumble past Madonna practicing for her halftime performance!

After Jimmy Fallon’s show on campus on Sunday, he came back the next day to film scenes for a skit in one of the dorms! Fallon even tweeted a picture of some students in Schwitzer! OF COURSE I had class while he was here but it was fun to still know he was somewhere on campus.

Tonight I’m supposed to be going with my friend Jill to see Bob Costas‘ show about the Super Bowl. I’m really excited and hopefully some all-star celebrity football players make an appearance too!

One of my friends took this right before the Jimmy show!

The First Day Verdict

My first day of classes were yesterday and I’m really excited about the ones I have! I started my day off with Spanish and we watch a movie. Then I went to Constitutional Law and we just talked about the upcoming semester. And finally I ended my day with my Editorial Writing class. What was fun about Editorial Writing was that of the 10 people enrolled in the course, about 7 of them work on The Collegian. They all sound really fun and I cannot wait until later today when I have the rest of my classes!

Yesterday I spent a lot of my time looking up all the celebrities that are coming to Indy for the Super Bowl! But, none of them top Madonna, who’s performing at Halftime! Her performance will probably be the only reason I’ll watch the Superbowl this year! She’s supposed to performing her new song with M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj so I cannot wait to hear it.

Here’s the commercial for her performance

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