These are from The Virgin Tour. I think this was Madonna's very first
tour. Certainly her first major tour. I was Lighting Director on this
one. The original Lighting Design was done by Jim Chapman and Robert
Roth. They were both hot off The Michael Jackson Thriller Tour. Jim
and Robert allowed me to get a little bit of my own style in there with
them so I thank them for that.
This was a good show and I enjoyed doing it and also really enjoyed
working with Madonna. I thought she was very nice underneath what at
the time can only be described as her hard front or cover. I did see
the kinder gentle side to her you could say.
I never worked for her again. I did see a lot of her 2 and 3 years ago.
I spent 2 years studying Kabbalah at the centre in Los Angeles. Before
they scared me away. I used to see her all the time and we were in the
same class's a lot of the time. I went up and introduced myself to her
one night. I thought it was an interesting place to cross path's with
her again. I Reminded her I was her LD on The Virgin Tour. She just
looked at me and smiled, then said she does not remember anything or
anyone from those day's. There was a few seconds of embarrassing silence
then she smiled and said something which I never heard. I smiled and
said something I can't remember and she walked away.
I obviously left a lasting impression ! I still like her all the same.