DENVER — Some Colorado fans are upset after music superstar Madonna used guns during a performance in a community that is still raw from a mass shooting at a local theater and a violent summer that includes the unsolved slaying of a 10-year-old girl.
Madonna’s second act at her show Thursday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver featured the 54-year-old singer using a fake gun to shoot a masked gunman and images of blood splattering on a large screen behind the stage.
She used the set for her performances in other cities for the song “Gang Bang,” which includes the lyrics “shot my lover in the head.”
“We’re dancing and all of a sudden people started realizing what the song was,” said concert-goer Aaron Fransua, 25, who was in section 120.
“We all just stood there. Everybody who was around me all had shock on their face. I heard a lot of ‘wows,’” Fransua said.