A Night with Britney Spears

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Posted on March 13, 2004 11:43 AM in Music
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Well, Britney Spears and I were in the same room last night. Granted, that "room" was Key Arena, but still. Katie and I went to see Britney and her Onyx Hotel Tour, and I have to say I was pretty impressed. I had heard quite a few people say how talentless she is and how she can't sing, but that kind of talk always goes in one ear and right out the other. I know that Britney is a self-proclaimed performer as opposed to a musician, and she performs very well. And with the right amount of help, she can sing too. I'm not a big fan of a majority of her albums, but In The Zone is the one exception. There are so many great tracks on that album.

To get back to the point, though, we had a really good time at the show. I think the thing that surprised us most was how small Britney is. She's tiny! To add to the fun, we sat behind two teenage girls who felt that at every given chance they should let out a piercing scream that challenged every single eardrum within a twenty foot radius. There is no question that a majority of the people in attendance were teenage girls, and based on some of the show's contents, I was surprised to see just how many moms are still bringing their 10-and-under daughters to Britney's concerts. I suppose I might allow my daughters (hypothetically speaking) to see a Britney show, but rest assured their eyes would be covered by my hand as she gyrated in a nude-colored suit in a see-through bathtub while pretending to pleasure herself! I'm surprised Katie didn't cover my eyes, now that I think about it ;)

Oddly enough, one of the most entertaining events of the night was watching all the Britney fans leaving the arena after the show had ended. We were in awe of some of the outfits and get-ups we saw girls wearing. I think every outfit Britney has ever worn was represented last night, including a purple "Slave 4 U" outfit (fake snake included) that took our prize for "most bizarre," hands down. I also don't think I have ever seen that many people wearing skirts in one place at one time in my entire history of living in Washington.

While Britney's show didn't come close to providing the excitement and energy that I'd expect of, say, a Pearl Jam show, I still managed to have a good time, and the concert was more for Katie anyway. I'm sure we'll be going to see Britney the next time she rolls through town.


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