Lada Gaga, move over! Madonna is unstoppable as the original wild child of pop music. Katy Perry, Britney Spears, do you think any of them will be performing over 50? Doubtful. She manages to stay so current, but so iconic.
The spectacle itself was of a similar magnitude to the Chinese Olympics opening ceremony. She had an entire army of Roman soldiers, a cheerleading squad, and a full gospel choir. She managed to do a montage of her greatest hits from decades ago and incorporate current artists like MIA, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, and Cee Lo (in sequin preacher robes!) showing that Madonna still knows how to have a good time.
And then to end the whole thing with no nip-slip and world peace? Genius.