The 5 Most Painfully Awkward Things About Madonna’s First Live Performance

In 1982, the “Queen of Pop” hit the stage for the first time at the legendary NYC nightclub Danceteria to perform her song “Everybody” and it was painful.

1. The drunken introduction by a guy in clown make-up:

2. The “community theater production of Cabaret“-style entrance:

3. The one back up dancer on the right, who didn’t coordinate his shorts with everyone else:

4. This whole “Itsy Bitsy Spider” hand choreography:

5. When she and her backup dancers broke out and did the Monkey:

Madonna performing “Everybody” in 1982:

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