Madonna's highly anticipated Celebration tour opened its first of two shows Monday night at TD Garden in Boston. Much like earlier dates on the tour, Madge kept the eager crowd waiting late into the night before kicking off the show.

Original pre-show reports predicted that Madonna would take the stage at 10:20 pm.

TD Garden took to social media Monday night to explain the delayed start.

Event Update:  Due to the intricacies of the Madonna production, tonight's show is starting later than expected.  Thanks for your patience.

The opening act, Bob the Drag Queen, took the stage at 9 and performed for roughly an hour, until nearly 10. Madonna ended up starting the show at 10:15, and she performed until after midnight, wrapping up the show at 12:20 Tuesday morning.

We took to Facebook to ask for your thoughts and you didn't hold back.

"Past my bedtime," Maria Contreras wrote. "Pass!"

"I wish 'older' artists would offer weekend matinee shows," Krstie Weimar Orr wrote. I’d definitely go!"

Others leapt to Madonna's defense.

"Madonna is an icon and a true performer," Danielle Moniz Soares said. "Yes, she was late but so what??!! U think every artist starts on time?! I was at the show and every song had a special performance. BTW she looks better in person and moves better than most of us could at midnight in heels."

TD Garden rules call for shows to end before 11 p.m., but that didn't stop the 65-year-old from breaking curfew like a rogue high school senior on her prom date. The venue imposes steep fines (in the 10's of thousands of dollars) for each minute of overtime past curfew, but that was of no concern for Madonna.

The late ending of the show also caused transportation issues, as not all concertgoers were out of the show before the last train left North Station.

This is not necessarily anything new for Madonna. She has been starting her shows late for years, and has continued that practice as recently as a few weeks ago in Brooklyn.  Madonna blamed a poor soundcheck session for multiple late starts at Barclays Center in December before going on stage and rocking 24 of her most popular tracks in a two-hour and five-minute show.

She plays her second Boston show Tuesday night.

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