What exactly does it take to pull off the most highly anticipated tour of the year? No need to guess, as Madge posted the following “Sticky & Sweet Tour By Numbers” to her blog:

3500 Number of individual wardrobe elements for tour
653 Hours of rehearsal time for Madonna and band
250 Number of travelling personnel
200 Triangle sponges used to apply makeup
180 Q-Tips used for entire tour (3 per night)
120 Powder puffs
100 Pairs of out of stock fishnet, pantyhose in old style weave
100 Pairs of kneepads
69 Guitars
36 Different Designers contributed to the onstage wardrobe
30 Wardrobe Trunks travel to each venue
28 Maximum number of performers onstage
20 Nationalities represented in touring staff
18 Racks of Clothing for Band, dancers and gypsies
16 Caterers
12 Seamstresses working non stop in Cardiff to finish costumes
12 Travelling trampolines used in training by Madonna and dancers
10 Large flight cases of medical supplies
10 Number of guitars Madonna will travel with
9 Number of people working in wardrobe department
8 Major Madonna Costume changes
5 Number of people it takes to change Madonna into next costume
5 Keyboards on stage for Kevin Antunes, Musical Director
4 Large freezers to carry ice packs for Madonna and dancers
4 YSL Lipsticks will cover entire tour
3 Romanian gypsy musicians playing acoustic instruments
3 Racks of Clothing contain Madonna’s stage wardrobe
3 Shu Uemura eyelash curlers
2 Rigs for DJ set up 2 Stages
1.5 Minutes – Shortest time required to change Madonna’s costumes between numbers
1 Chiropractor
1 Personal trainer
1 Masseuse
1 Set of Swarovski crystal ear phones for DJ

1 Comment on Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour, By The Numbers: 200 Triangle Sponges and 3 Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers?

  1. The Jet Set Girls
    August 22, 2008 at 2:29 PM (10 years ago)

    What does she do with those 3 Q-tips? And what about hair products? I NEED to know!