Madonna's husband Guy Ritchie was baffled by the high standard of security for the first night of his wife's world tour - insisting there were "20 levels" of personnel protecting the star.
Ritchie went along to the first show of the Sticky + Sweet world tour in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday (23Aug08) to support his singer spouse, presenting her with a massive bouquet of flowers before she went on stage.
And the director admits that life on tour with the star is often tough as there are so many security checks separating the couple.
He says, "It's quite an experience being on tour with the missus. In America you get full-on motorcades and 15-car escorts from the police. In London, you're lucky if you get one rozzer (police officer). It's something else on show night. There will be 20 levels of staff before you get through to see the missus."
Ritchie saw the show for the first time on the opening night, and insists that Madonna definitely didn't disappoint.
He adds, "This is my fourth tour. I went to almost every single show the last time around but I hadn't seen any of this one before tonight. I loved it."