You will feel my heartbeat too

“Heartbeat” is indeed one of my favorite Madonna songs. I always wanted to make a video for it but I was quite reluctant. First of all because I’m not a good dancer and this song requires twerking, shaking, my butt getting down…Second, I was a little bit ashamed (???) in trying to dance like this.

So last summer I’ve been to Greece, got a little bit drunk and started to record this video.But 2 months ago, after a last minute trip to Thailand, I’ve decided to finalize it there and the result is what you see.

I remember when I went to record with the tigers, the guy from “Tiger Kingdom” in Phuket asked me if I would like to have the small, the medium or the biggest tiger. I asked for the most dangerous…I was drunk, maybe, and got quite scared in few moments that I was interacting with the cat. But I survived and went to record more footage with the elephant 🙂 The only bad thing about it was when he sneezed all over me. I had to continue to record the video totally covered of elephant snot 😛

And finally, since I was in Thailand, I should act like a kick-boxer. The inspiration came also from Madonna boxer phase, during Hard Candy years… The funny thing was that the people on the street thought that I was a professional kick-boxer promoting a fight (???).

In the end, this video represents my current mood: I close my eyes, whatever I can be, and start to dance just following my heartbeat. And I don’t care if other people is going to think that I’m crazy or not. I’m happy.

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You can’t hurt me now!

Oh Father Stop With the Prejudice! from I Will Meet Madonna on Vimeo.

Homophobia, prejudice, ignorance. More than synonymous, these words show that our society can still live in the pre-history. Homophobia is crime and prejudice is stupid! This video was inspired in young gays being spanked in Russia just because they are gays!

It took me almost 2 years to finalize this video. The first difficulty was to wait for the snow here in Amsterdam and have a similar atmosphere like that one from the original video “Oh Father”. The second one was to convince a funeral home to allow me to record it inside a coffin. After months of negotiation and with the support of the Brazilian Television “TV Diário”, I finally did. The only problem is because my MP3 player was without “Oh Father” and I started to sing remembering the pace and melody of the song. The make up woman who prepares dead people there said that it was the first time that she saw someone alive in a coffin, but that in the end, found it really cool 🙂

The other challenge was to convince my work colleagues (and also friends) to spank me until kill me. When I first came with the proposal, they started to laugh and asked if I was crazy. Afterwards, I explained the real intention of the video (a part of meeting Madonna) and convinced them. Special thanks to Ronald Saavedra, his wife Leticia Lazcal, my friend Hans Gehring and Frans Hollander.

Finally, I should wait for a sunny day at the homomonument in Amsterdam. And my friend Matteo Mac, who is also finishing the documentary “Mad for Madonna”, was the one who captured my homage at this which is considered one of the most important monuments about Equality in the world.

The monument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam. It commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal, near the historic Westerkerk church.

The Homomonument was designed to “inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination.” It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis.

The idea of a permanent memorial to gay and lesbian victims of persecution dated from 1970, when gay activists were arrested for attempting to place a lavender wreath at the National War Memorial (Netherlands) on Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam. The wreath was removed by police and denounced as a disgrace.

A monument in memory of LGBT victims of repression and persecution was dedicated in Barcelona, Spain in 2011. It was modeled after the Homomonument.

A human being is a life, a gift. Respect your brother, spread love. PEACE!

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2 Years of Love – Open Your Heart to Me, Madonna!

It has been exactly 2 years that I launched this website. I have made so far 35 videos and I still have some surprises to bring to you guys.

I’ve been in London 2 weeks ago to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Like a Prayer 🙂 After 9 hours of non-stop dancing, I’ve decided to collaborate with Madonna’s #artforfreedom project and walk around the city trying to open the heart of some people.

Although you’ve seen around 110 hugs on the video, I’ve hugged around 150 people in a really cold London. My throat is still suffering after I’ve decided to keep myself warm with other people hugs.

In a certain point a police man came to me and told me that I could be arrested for “sexual assault”. I said: “What?”. He replied: “I can see your good intentions, but what it can be seen as simple hug by you can be considered as rape for some people”. Well, I’ve never seen someone being raped with love. Love is patient!

The trip to London has also given me the opportunity to meet the amazing Charlie Hides (check his videos on his Youtube channel). Charlie was so kind and friendly accepting to be part of this video. If I didn’t hug his Madonna’s impersonator, at least I had the opportunity to interact with the gorgeous Laquisha Jonz.

My special thanks also to my big friend Alessandra Murgia and to Diego Giuliarini who had the patience to record me in London (and also helped me to escape from some upset people) 🙂

Are you with me?

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Sorry from a Drag Cat

Miaura is her name! She is my cat.

Actually Miaura is he. But she (he) was castrated in 2009 and since then became the first Drag Queen Cat in the world.

Miaura has even given TV interviews in Brazil and is famous between the local Drags.

Plus, she has stunning beautiful eyes as her (and mine) idol Madonna. Sorry!

This video tells a story of a Drag Cat who doesn’t give a f*** of what other people think about her and her boss, sorry!

And most of all for the crazy cheap talk that we deal with everyday from those who think that are the best ones…

In the end, the only best one is Miaura, ops, Madonna!

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Papa Just Preach About Equality!

Papa Just Preach About Equality from I Will Meet Madonna on Vimeo.

This week, the Pope is in my country, Brazil, for the World Youth Day 2013. I think he should also preach about Equality and respect! The Bible says: God is love! And the Bible shows in many parts that each person is equally part of God’s plan of creation:

“But God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean” (Acts 10:28).

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34)

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself – There is no other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:31)

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28)

“So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34)

“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:16-17)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:43-45)

Matthew 7
7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

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It’s time to celebrate!

Well, for those who thought that I had given up, I’m really sorry to say that I’m back. Actually I had already showed a little bit of what could be the season 2 with the teaser of “Oh Father”. However, this video is taking to long to be done and I need to take some rest before to continue it. It’s time to celebrate.

Here I am celebrating one year of campaign, on Easter Holiday. Last year I started my adventure, my journey, starting in a roller coaster in the Netherlands, flying to Portugal, invading Brazil, England, Austria, Finland and Switzerland so far to meet her 😉

One year ago, I put in practise a dream. First I wanted to meet Madonna and the campaign made me believe that I will meet her. After those months with 32 videos uploaded, I think she is aware of this moviment. I asked support of Guy oseary, Kylie Minogue,Brahim, Rocco, William Orbit, Martin Solveig, Ingrid Casares and, of course, all fans.

To meet this girl is not easy, definitely. But I don’t want an Easy Ride…and she knows that every video that I make is with love.

Madonna, it’s time for the good times. Forget about the bad times watching my videos and decide to meet me! Take some time to celebrate the life with me.

I keep on hold.

Just one day out of life…it would be so nice!

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It’s not my time to go!

A Beautiful Killer will Die Another Day from I Will Meet Madonna on Vimeo.

After 9 months, my campaign is going to an end – at least with videos (this is not true – updated on February 2nd). I’ve already made 30 videos to meet her. Now, it’s up to you,Madonna, to get convinced and to meet me.

Madonna, I gave my blood, my soul and my time to this campaign. More than 8,100 people on Facebook want this meeting! The sweepstakes will continue until finish my memorabilia…The sacrifice is part of this campaign as hope plays an important rule on it.

In regards to this video, I hate revolvers, guns and any type of arms. I bought this revolver toy in a toy store in Amsterdam and everyday looking at it was giving me a bad sensation. Arms are the most ridiculous invention of the man. It’s the disgrace!  If you pay attention, I started the video with the end…the end of the life, the beginning of a journey…or just a lot of MDNA.

This video was a hard work of the last 6 months and finished it today, after 13 hours flying from Amsterdam to Rio. I was walking with crutches because I really twisted my ankle during my last MDNA concert in Europe (on August 18th, in Zurich). I jumped more than I should during the rehearsal of Turn Up the Radio. For who thought that I should stop my campaign being labeled as disabled, I just got stronger to have more and more ideas for this video.

The crutches were perfect to be my real arm! This video, as the original Die Another Video, is full of messages…plus I added Beautiful Killer with some research about Alain Deloin movies. It was hard to recreate Paris in Amsterdam 🙂

I’d like to thank my Czech friend Jiří Kala who was one of my jailers; to Ewe Kubizňáková,Cidcley Miranda, Daniele Salomão and Hugo Gonçalves for the professional camera work; to my Britney Spears, my work colleague Larisa Jaskevic; to the city of Amstelveen (NL) and for all my friends and work colleagues who helped me in those 30 videos made in the last 9 months.

Madonna, haven’t we met? You could be good for me… I’m waiting for your call baby, night and day.

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I never felt so good about myself

My campaign is about hope! I’ve learned that once we are alive we should follow our dreams and be fighters. Now, I’ve decided to make a totally different video that is already changing my life. I never made something so personal, full of emotions. Every song, every scene, every word has a sense.

Everybody is afraid of cancer. I’ve lost one of my best friends because he died of cancer. He was and he’ll always be light! His last words for me were: “Fábio, whatever you’ll be, think about me and I’ll be with you”. You taught me to be a fighter Leandro. You are example, inspiration. Thanks for being part of my heart.

Talking about cancer, I’ve chosen to make this video to talk about breast cancer in a different way. Like a Virgin should be the most appropriated song of Madonna to use for it, of course: “touching” and in the end, “shiny and new” – the hope that we should always have.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. It is also the principle cause of death from cancer among women globally.

Despite the high incidence rates, in Western countries, 89% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are still alive 5 years after their diagnosis, which is due to detection and treatment.

The World Health Organisation [WHO] has suggested that two components of early detection have been shown to improve
cancer mortality:

– Education: to help people recognize early signs of cancer and seek prompt medical attention for symptoms.

– Screening programs: to identify early cancer or pre-cancer before signs are recognizable including mammography for breast cancer.In the UK and US effective education and screening could save between 12 to 37 lives per day.


Thanks to my boss Damien, and to my coach Helen, for shaving my head and making my tattoo.

Extra-Special thanks to Manu Ribeiro and Diego Giuliarini for inspiring me to make this video.

You deserve to live shiny and new!

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How to Meet Madonna

Each year about 1.2 million people die on the world’s roads. From this total,  20% of traffic deaths are caused by drunk driving. It means that 240.000 people die because of irresponsibility of drunk drivers. This is more than the deaths with Tsunamis or any recent natural disaster,  and who is causing it is a human being.

In the United States the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 17, 941 people died in 2006 in alcohol-related collisions,  representing 40% of total traffic deaths in the US. NHTSA states 275, 000 were injured in alcohol-related accidents in 2003 (see more here).

If I won’t meet Madonna,  at least I have showed the people how bad it can be to drink and to drive. I won’t be hypocrite talking about Alcohol and its effects,  although I don’t drink it at all – my friends are proof of that (twice per year, I can drink it, but I don’t like it :P).

But once again,  if you are going to drink,  think about who you love or think about your life. If you don’t care about your life,  care about other people’s life’s.

In the end, this paradise is not for me…

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I’m giving away everything

My campaign is about to finish…until meet her. In the meantime, I’m still giving away my CDs, DVDs, memorabilia that I was assembling in the last years… Am I getting crazy? I must say in 100% that not, maybe addicted. This renouncing is part of the campaign – it’s my sacrifice to meet her and also to make people meet, in some way, Madonna as well.

I made a nice partnership with the biggest Brazilian Fan Club, Estilo Madonna, that is going to change its name to MadonnaGo. We have made a promotion in which the fans who like the page of my campaign and their page on Facebook can be able to participate of a sweepstake of a a wrist watch that I got as gift with my Early Entry ticket to MDNA in London 😦 To participate, you should be resident in Brazil.

If you don’t live in Brazil, don’t worry. I gave to the administrator of Madonna’s Tattoos Group on Facebook, Adi Bar, 5 Singles/CDs  from my collection to be given away to inked fans. Ask to join the community and wait for her posts!

And if you are not an inked fan, don’t worry as well. I’m still making sweepstakes on my Facebook Page, giving away my beloved CDs/DVDs.

Last week, I’ve spent a lot of money with Post-Office sending CDs and DVDs around the world. See who has won/gotten my memorabilia:

Szabrina has gotten a MDNA bag and Hard Candy Towel!

Szabrina Sebok from Hungary has gotten my MDNA Bag plus a Hard Candy Towel! This girl was one of the first ones to give me support 🙂 I gave those items without sweepstake because she deserves it 🙂

Also from Hungary, Rebeka Müller won a sweepstake made through my Facebook page and has gotten my beloved Something to Remember CD 😦 Look what she wrote me:

I think what you have done is amazing. You give us inspiration. I really wish you that your dream come true because you work a lot for it and you deserve it. Your videos are amazing, full of spirit and you show us to never give up hope. Thank you“. Rebeka has also sent me a pic of her gift.

Rebeka is from Budapest and won my Something to Remember CD

Justin M.Walker-Daniels lives in Missouri, United States and has gotten my Die Another Day Maxi-Single. He made a nice Confessions montage of our pictures and sent it to me.

Justin got my Die Another Day Maxi-Single

During the European leg of MDNA Tour, I’ve met a special guy from Czech Republic who will be part of my Die Another Day/Beautiful Killer Video: Jiří Kala. As “payment”, I asked him which CD he didn’t have it yet. He answered me American Life…So I still had it and sent it to him. Look what he wrote me when got his gift:

My dear Fabio.. just got your package from AMSTERDAM with the DVD´s and omg.. I really cannot believe that from Switzerland… 2 months… you remember what CD I don´t have.. you´re just an amazing guy.. with my mother we saw many of your videos and I have to say hallo “to that beautiful young guy”! 🙂 lovely greetings from the Czech republic!!!You´re the light Fabio… my fingers are crossed for your dream… I´ve intuition.. your plan will be successful!

Jiří is my friend from Czech Republic who will be part of my Die Another Day Video. He got American Life CD.

Melinda Bonnevier from Sweden has won a sweepstake of a MDNA Bag with a Maxi-Single of Music and a DVD. Her words motivate me to go on with my campaign:

Melinda from Sweden got a MDNA package!

You managed to put the first smile on my face today (She said after watching my version for Dear Jessie). Thanks! After winning my sweepstake she wrote me: ‘If you work really hard then your dreams come true’, Madonna said. I’ve never seen anyone put so much work into reaching his goal to meet Madonna as Fabio does, and I’ve been a devoted Madonna fan for almost 30 years. His videos has made me laugh and cry, they are full of love, spirituality and hope. I’m really impressed that he’s found such a creative way to spread his message to everyone who’s watching them. Nothing fails. No more fears. And Fabio you will meet Madonna. I think you two have a lot in common. Love and hugs/ Melinda, Sweden”

Finally, back to United States, Kenny Free has won my Love Profusion Maxi- Single and has sent me really nice words of support:

Kenny from United States has won my Love Profusion Maxi-Single

“‘Dreams come true’ was the underlying theme for Madonna’s Virgin Tour and well, basically, her entire career. She has continually strived for the success of realizing her own dreams. She has worked harder and pushed farther than any other artists out there. If that’s not inspiring to you, then you would have to examine your own ambition.

Cut to the present where I, a 30yr fan of this woman, am attaining my dream of seeing her live. I’ve wanted nothing more than to see her in the flesh. It is now a “dream come true” as I will be seeing her MDNA World Tour in a matter of days. I am beyond excited!

I have also met many friends along this fanatic journey as well. They too share similar dreams of seeing her live. It’d be safe to assume my friend, Fabio Viana’s dreams were ‘one in a million’ as we all love Madonna and want nothing more than for her to utter our own names aloud as if she knew us personally. Fabio’s dreams are different though. As much as I admire Madonna’s stand-out persona and unparalleled ambition, I can also respect that all of the creative wisdom she contains is contagious. My friend, Fabio, has attained these attributes. Throughout all of Fabio’s videos, one statement stands clear, “I will meet Madonna”. Not that he ‘wishes’, ‘hopes’, or even ‘prays’ but that he ‘will’. Creating a website is a huge undertaking but to develop it further by amassing friends and like-minded individuals to support his dreams and then to push that even farther by incorporating his own creativity into re-making Madonna videos with his own literal translation is well, that is a page directly from Madonna’s memoir on how to get what you want in life.

I’d like to commend Fabio Viana on his website, all of his videos, but most of all, for his unwavering ambition and determination to meet our idol, Madonna. I truly believe he “will” meet Madonna. I’d also like to thank him for the Love Profusion contest to which I was a winner! I am grateful. All of us have the power, “dreams come true”, but they only work if you do! “Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it”. Thank you Fabio Viana, you are a FRIEND of mine and I wish you nothing but the absolute best in the world and you WILL meet Madonna!”

And the Beat Goes On…

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