As they readied the the stage for Britney, we anxiously waited and anticipated what was about to happen.
And then finally the lights went out. To quote Miss B, “I feel the adreniline running through my viens”. And then, a little man crawled through the stage. Literally little. He was, to be blunt, a midget. He was followed by clowns, jugglers, hula-hoopers and a barrage of other circus performers. The best/most death-defying act was two strong men who held a foam bar between them, and a lady jumped really high into the air and spun around before landing on the bar again.
After all the acts performed, they left the stage. It went dark. There was electricy flowing through the room. Suddenly, the lights went on. We did this:
(Yes, that is me screaming, “I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die!”)
But we were tricked because it was only Perez Hilton’s intro video, which I thought was really well done.
This is us watching the video, and then us watching Brit’s debut:
Look at those excited little faces!
She came out and did “Circus”. It was so beyond my wildest dreams. I know that it sounds weird, and it’s hard to describe, but the energy in the room, from Britney, from the fans, was really just incredible.
Everything was so amazing: the costumes, the set, the dancers…it was beyond perfection.
The stage was literally set up like a three-ring-circus and there were dancers and performers popping up from the floor or coming down from the ceiling.
The whole audience was on their feet the whole time dancing, singing and cheering. It was kind of like a huge dance party with Britney being the guest of honor!
Brit’s dancing was great, and whenever she changed costumes there was something going on. Either a video montage, or another circus-y performer. They took the time to introduce all the dancers too, which was nice because they really deserved it.
It was also really cool that they even let us bring in our digital cameras. I had to put mine away eventually though because I wanted to watch Britney and be in the moment. But I still got a lot of good pictures.
One of my favorite parts was “Breathe on Me” and “Touch of My Hand” where Britney was blindfolded and was lifted into the air by riding on two humans:
We were screaming, “Don’t drop her!” during that part.
The best part of the concert was that the whole time Britney was smiling and she looked like she was genuinely having fun and enjoying herself. Like she says, “The dance floor is my stage.”
We recently talked to someone who said that she didn’t like Britney because, “She is clearly a messed up person.” And even the most hardcore Britney fan can’t deny that she’s had her fair share of issues. But that’s part of what makes her a superstar! She overcame her problems, and she’s still working on them, but this is the life she choose to live because she is passionate about performing and passionate about music and dancing. And in the end, she really put on a show.
The concert was so much fun, and more than that, it was really beautiful to see a little girl from Kentwood, Louisiana up on stage living her dream. And all the thousands of people who were supporting her.
It’s was also very surreal to have been talking about and obsessing over Britney for the past year and finally see her do her thang in person, and I’m so happy that we had the opportunity to go.
And now, I’ll wrap up this giant post. While we were waiting for Britney, Virgin Mobile (the tour sponsor) gave a number that you could text a message to. I texted one, but it never showed. I wrote:
I wouldn’t want to celebrate Britmas with anyone but my best friend Josh.
So in conclusion, thanks, Josh. For being as weird as me and lying to your mom so that we could go see Oghr and Terrance and staying home from school back in December to buy the tickets. But most of all, thanks for giving Blackout chance back when I burned it for you in October of ’07.