If only the world allowed us to go back And let us relive things of our past. To taste that cereal one more time Or to visit the place that I saw you last. A simple replay of a time that we treasured With people and memories that faded too fast.
I went to “The Circus Starring Britney Spears” tour last night (April 14,2009) with my wonderful cousin Raven with tickets courtesy of my mother for my Christmas gift. The legendary Miss Britney Spears was nothing less of what I expected and the show was phenomenal. She danced like a pro(especially in the heels she wore!) and she sang live the whole show (although she sang over a back-up track). She looked great and she was full of umph as she claimed the stage as hers. It was truly amazing.
My play-by-play of the show.
After a huge deliberation in vain at the merchandise stand IN THE RAIN, Raven and I went into Energy Solutions Arena, me already looking a mess because of the weather. I bought a tour book and a keychain for both Raven and me. I got a free mask because the lady at the counter loved my t-shirt that Jaci made me so much that she took a photo of it. Eventually I bought a tour t-shirt as well.
The seats my mom bought us were in section 12, RIGHT IN FRONT of the left ring of the three ring stage. We had a great view minus the temporary vomit that would threaten to come out when we realized the awkward spacing of the rails.
The Pussycat dolls walked by us in trench coats made of black shiny pleather and sadly enough, people didn’t recognize the Dolls without their leader Nichole until they reached the stage (I knew it was them) but once they came out of the stage at 8:00, they made it clear that they are more than strippers that are really flexible. They are very talented strippers that are really flexible and can sing VERY well. Raven and I grudgingly admitted that they were very good at what they do. Nichole was very “Barney the Dinosaur”-esque while introducing each of her songs and the messages behind them. We are all “beautiful people” as they addressed us that way AT LEAST seven times and apparently the girls in the audience were Pussycat Dolls and the I got the HONOR of being a “Pussy Gentlemen”. The highlights of their performance were definitely “Jai Ho” and “Stickwitchu”. Their energy was good and I actually really enjoyed them.
The next attraction of the “circus” was just that…a circus from The Big Apple Circus. Our ring got a woman that could balance on two poles while doing gymnastics, a woman that did INSANE things with hula-hoop’s , a midget that made me uncomfortable and two clowns on unicycles. That SHOULD be cool right? WELLLlllll, compared to the OTHER ring’s attractions, our circus performers sucked a big one. They had a man that balances a cage bigger than me on his head while spinning it, a man that spun in a ring and balanced it to where he was inches off the ground and a women that was launched into the air landing on a tampon looking platform. After the circus, Perez Hilton’s highly entertaining video began playing and the screen lifted and Britney Spears, the ringleader, descended from a ring in the sky dawning a whip and she started off the show I’ve been waiting for since her initial downward spiral way back in 2007.
She started off singing “Circus” and then she did “Piece of Me” in a golden cage which was wheeled around the stage while she climbed in around it. Afterwards there was a simulated thunderstorm which was beautiful and artistic. The stage was constantly changing as were her outfits. During “radar” platforms moved around the stage while Britney jumped on each with an occasional pole dance. Her energy was always peaked and she hardly stopped moving the entire show. There was a militant song she sang while her dancers were forced into push-ups before she sang “Boys”. The crowd went crazy for “If U Seek Amy” where she Whack-a-moled each of her dancers with a gigantic pink hammer. Britney’s outfits went from the expected ringleader jacket, to the even more expected lingerie, to the Unexpected Bollywood Indian outfit she appeared in for “Me Against the Music”. After that, she winded down for the ballad “Everytime” where she was suspended from a giant umberella. It really was a beautiful number. The intermission video of “Sweet Dreams” was borderline porn in a sexy orgy type scene when the song picked up, Britney sand in a very REDRUM scary voice. The show progressed with Frames and chairs falling from the ceiling and a audience member getting seduced in the hot “Breathe on Me” sequence. Brit was suspended in the air in a human swing after entering the stage in a frame and she danced on a couch for “Touch of my Hand”. Raven and my anthem “Do Something” was a high energy performance that was sooo much fun. She was on our Ring when she glanced up and flipped us off, before going into the center of the stage with a chainsaw type thing that spat out sparks. “Slave 4 U” was performed on a raised platform and near the end, flames spat out of the stage which created a HUGE creative effect. The show was great and ended with a cop dominatrix performance of “Womanizer”.
The show was everything I wanted and more, and I am SO grateful that I got the opportunity to see the Princess of Pop in action.