Britney Spears’ career has certainly been a rollercoaster ride. First, there was the teenage Britney years where she pretended to be all virginal and totally not banging Justin Timberlake.
Then came the badass Britney years when she shaved her head and tried to smash a photographer’s car with an umbrella. Now it seems we have entered into the latest era – the Las Vegas showgirl Brit Brit.
The singer opened her new Las Vegas show “Piece of Me,” and from the rave reviews it seems that this might just be the best Britney yet. The iconic star didn’t disappoint fans at the packed Planet Hollywood resort in Vegas, giving an energetic performance that included pyrotechnics, acrobatics and frequent costume changes.
She belted out 24 of her hits including “Womanizer,” “3” and “Me Against the Music.” Making sure to include some of her old school classics like “Baby One More Time,” “Everytime,” “Oops!…I Did It Again.” She even managed to squeeze in a few songs from her latest album, Britney Jean – “Work Bitch” and “Perfume.”
Britney was looking in good shape and the outfits for the show were in the obligatory sexy/ slutty style that it seems all female performers are contractually obliged to include in their shows.
One thing I do like about Britney is that she always seems to work writhing half-naked men into her act for no real reason. Some critics disapproved of the singer lip-syncing, but as USA Today points out, it’s pretty hard to do all that dancing while actually singing:
“With a performance this heavily focused on athleticism, asking a singer to deliver pitch- perfect vocals with no digital assistance is a bit like asking an NFL running back to run for 10 yards while carrying a tune – all game long.” Besides, Britney isn’t exactly known for her amazing voice, so I thought it was best she stuck to what she was good at.
The Piece of Me concert attracted a whole heap of celebrities including Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert and Selena Gomez. Miley was so excited to be at the show she tweeted a picture of herself at the concert along with the caption: “If you told me I’d be front row & center on @britneyspears opening night 10 years ago I would’ve never believed you.”
During the show, Britney asked for a “hottie” to be brought on stage, at that point her backup dancers grabbed Mario Lopez from the crowd. Mario was forced to crawl on the crowd while Spears pulled him with a leash. “I didn’t expect that,” Lopez told Extra afterward. Wow…Mario Lopez on all fours, that’s it, I’m booking my ticket now…