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Britney Spears Circus Tour Review – Nassau Coliseum

This review feels almost like I wrote it, because it’s exactly what I think about when I muse about Britney’s shows. I have a friend or two that can’t wait to go, but I think I would just feel really stupid sitting in the audience and watching someone mime from the beginning of the show to the end. Is she embarrassed when she makes eye contact with the fans in the front row, do the musicians feel stupid, how do they do sound checks? Does anyone tell Britney that she should probably dance less and just sing? All of these questions pop into my mind. 

Here’s the most relevant part of the review, in my opinion:

Britney Spears must make other pop singers angry.

Beyonce, Pink, Justin … none of them would dare use pre-recorded vocals during their live shows, despite the complex choreography of their performances.

Madonna (um, hardly at all actually, I’ve been there) and Janet are guilty of using backing tracks to carry some of vocal weight, but certainly not all of it. Hell, even the Pussycat Dolls sing live.

But Britney? She is, and always has been, about blatant, unapologetic lip-synching. Case in point: at the New York stop of her anticipated comeback tour, Spears used her actual vocal chords only three times – twice to thank the crowd, and once to sing a ballad (though the vocals during that number were questionable, as well). Even the spoken bits in the show came from a DAT. Somewhere, Ashlee Simpson has a dartboard with Brit’s face square in the bull’s-eye.


March 13, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, Music | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Poor Brit Brit – Here Kitty Kitty

Her “pussy is hanging out” and she doesn’t sound too pleased about it. I find it most funny that you can’t hear her at all until she says those words. Maybe before each show she says to herself, “OK, the mic is there and it’s on in case you feel like singing. No pressure Brit, just do what you’re comfortable with. You are good, you ARE GOOD.”

She looks hot though and the show does look pretty cool. Still couldn’t bring myself to pay premium bucks for a real live music video. 

March 9, 2009 Posted by | Funny | , , , , | 1 Comment

Britney on ‘Good Morning America’

Watch this clip of her performing “Circus” off her new album with the same title. Again, doesn’t anyone want to say, “Why aren’t you singing?” I can only imagine how weird it must be to be sitting in the audience and not hearing live music or sound out of the speakers.

December 2, 2008 Posted by | Commentary | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Britney Hits The Road – Microphones Needed?

Starting in her home state of Louisiana, she’ll hit the road for what appears to be a mini-tour from March through April of 2009. Will she actually sing on this tour? 

Click here to see the lineup so far.

December 1, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Music | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment