06/25/2001 at 01:00 AM EDT
She strutted across the stage at (Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi stadium as a snarling punk rocker. Then she became a shotgun-wielding geisha; next, a cowgirl gyrating on a mechanical bull. Clearly, marriage and motherhood haven't mellowed Madonna
. As nannies minded daughter Lourdes, 4, and son Rocco, 10 months, at a nearby villa, husband Guy Ritchie, 32, watched from the sound-board as the 42-year-old queen of pop mesmerized 18,000 fans on June 9, opening night of her 14-week Drowned World tour—her first since 1993. Reports backup singer Niki Haris at a postconcert party: "Madonna
was very, very happy. And tired."