A massive crowd turn up to see the star arriving at HMV for her first ever UK instore performance...

MADONNA’s arrival at HMV in LONDON’s OXFORD STREET has brought the city to a virtual standstill this afternoon (May 9).

In addition to the 500 fans who were lucky enough to get tickets to see the queen of pop play the tiny instore show, who have been queuing outside the city centre shop for hours, around 400 more have turned up to try and catch a glimpse of her arrival.

People have been hanging out windows all along Oxford Street, where the atmosphere has been one of excitement and anticipation, with the massive crowd behaving well. Security is extremely tight, and has been described by NME.COM’s reporter at the scene as being like “serious, ‘Men In Black’-type security”.

The world’s media have also descended on the city, and a frenzied scramble greeted her arrival in a black BMW at 4pm. When the event was confirmed, Madonna’s people insisted that only one journalist and one photographer be admitted.

The doors are set to open just after four, with Madonna taking the stage soon after for a brief set, showcasing songs from her chart-topping album, ’American Life’.

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