don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me? those words came out at 7 pm. right on time. what a change. they stormed the stage with sparkly shorts and stiletto boots. all the hair flipping and suggestive positions made me feel like i was at a strip club (not that i have ever been, lol), but the pussycat dolls put on an amazing show. they played to the fans with every song, always taking a moment to check in with vancouver. the screams from the crowd were deafening. i was duly impressed.
we were even entertained during the intermission with circus performers. and when the video screen started with an intro at 8.15, i thought, ‘wow, this is going to be the best overall concert i’ve been to.’
but i was wrong.
what can i say about britney that you haven’t already heard on the radio, seen on TV, read in the newspapers, or scanned on the web? all around the world. i won’t dwell on it. the show started off great. the show resumed after 30 minutes. the show continued great. but i was disappointed. after the shit that went on, i couldn’t quite get back to my excitement. even the crowd seemed quieter. i admit i loved that she sang “baby one more time” (a song i am quite fond of, as it was the last song i heard before moving to milano 10 years ago) and did “womanizer” during the encore, but i now use the word “sang” loosely. during the first part of the night, i wondered if she were really singing, because the vocals sounded exactly like the CD. but with the live band and a ballad later on, i decided she was indeed singing. and then last night, i saw a clip on the news. the cameraman had zoomed in on brit at the exact moment she paused singing to scratch her face, but you could still “hear” her singing. i didn’t think you could add to my disappointment.
but i was wrong.
as i snuck out of the arena while she was saying thank you to the fans, all i heard was “don’t smoke weed”. that’s rich coming from someone who’s been to rehab and photographed multiple times smoking, smoking in the presence of her son, and smoking while pregnant.
piss off, britney.