Sunday, April 19, 2009

Britney at the Staples Center


Friday was the big night, the Britney Spears at the Staples Center in LA! My friend Stephanie and I were pumped to see the show and made an entire weekend of it. We had the pleasure of staying at the Omni in Downtown LA. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great place to stay. It's definitely one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at.

But anyways, onto Britney! 

The show was kicked off by the Pussycat Dolls, who blew me away. I am not particularly a fan of this group; however, they won me over for sure. Their energy was high, they got the audience involved, the weren't lip syncing, and they make a girl inspired to work out hard to achieve the amazing bodies they have! I want to go out and buy their CDs now, something I wouldn't have done before the concert.

When PCD was done, the crowd went wild watching the "circus acts" perform in the minutes leading up to Britney's performance. The screams intensified when "Circus" blasted over the speakers and the Pop Princess stormed the stage.

Britney certainly put on a show. The setup was one huge circle stage in the middle, with two smaller ones on the ends. Just about each inch of those stages were used by Brit and her dancers. Each section of the audience was able to see the show thanks to the choreography that took the performers in circles throughout the night. 


I had never been to this type of concert before, so I am not sure how outfit changes usually work. About every two songs Britney would descend below the main stage to get into her next getup. During these periods, there were acts such as dancing clowns, jugglers, acrobats, etc. 

Now for the disappointments...

I knew Britney was going to lip sync but I thought she'd be a bit more involved with the audience. Unfortunately she didn't really talk to any of us. I was also expecting to hear more of the hits that Brit has produced over the years. To be honest, I only own Circus, but everybody knows Brtiney's songs because she's had so many chart toppers over the past 10 years, so I thought I'd be fine. I was pretty unhappy that neither Stephanie or I had ever heard half of the songs that were being performed. I think that a lot of the audience was in the same boat as us, because many people in our section were sitting through all of the random songs being performed.

Overall, there were good and not so good parts. I don't regret going because it was an experience. I am not quite sure I'd shell out the money again for the next Britney concert.

Did anyone else go to any of her shows? If so, how did you feel about the performances?




Photos courtesy of: PCDMusic and  Buzznet

11 comments:

Savvy Mode SG said...

sounds like you had a blast.

caroline said...

so cool! i wold love to see the PCD live! and britney too, but sounds like shes slowing down a bit...
i'm sure it was a cool experience though! have a fun day!
xox

Tiffany said...

I was suprised that she performed so many songs from blackout. I think that we could have done without the "touch of my hand" song or whatever it was. But I loved the new takes on many of the old songs, and the "bollywood" version of "me against the music" was by far my fav!

Also, I dont think they "allow" her to talk. Who knows what she would say...

issa said...

aww still sounds like it was fun!

kimvee said...

Wow Britney looks so much better than before LOL

Ashley said...

Ahhh so jealous you got to see Britney live! I saw her once, back in... oh gosh I think 2002 or something? Wow I feel old. Anyways, she's hot in concert!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Beauty Tyrant said...

Wow, you sure have fun girl!! So very cool.

By the way, PCD are definitely hot. You're so right about motivating us to whip our bodies to shape :)

In fact, I thought of joining the gym again after a long hiatus. I've gotten lazy. Shhh...

Britney is less energetic I reckon after her comeback, nonetheless, she has cleaned up her act real well. Kudos to her for that!

Take care and hear from you soon :)

Jillian said...

oh man, i really root for britney! which is funny because I couldn't really stand her when she was first starting out.

even though the concert had some downsides, i hope you still had a really great weekend!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

Few of my friends went to see her, said that the concert was beautifully choreographed and very visual but her performance sucked.I'm not a big fan of Britney but any concerts are always so much fun. It sounds like you had a wonderful and fun weekend :)

I'm going to Coldplay concert in June,soooo excited :)

diana said...

I was pretty bummed about not being able to go to the concert. I'm shocked to hear that she didn't perform many of her hits though.

Jules said...

I would love to go see Britney, but she won't be coming anywhere near Philly! I think PCD are pretty talented considering all of the singing and dancing they do.

I'm glad you had fun!