Nicole Richie dropped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday and bragged about her experience joining Britney on stage during the “Freakshow” segment of Piece Of Me in Vegas.
She says of her stan card:
“Britney Spears came out when I was 15, and this was like the last time in my life that I was like a die-hard fan… that love never went away. Like, when I see Britney Spears I turn into my 15-year-old self. I can’t even handle it.”
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Britney’s manager Adam Leber tells Medium it’s not possible to perform an intense show like Piece of Me and sing live throughout.
“To put on the show that she puts on, it’s virtually impossible to sing the entire time and do what she does. She’s singing on every song, basically, when she has the ability to sing. There’s no way you can dance for 90 minutes straight and sing the entire time.”
Most fans would die to spend a moment with Britney Spears, but in one young man’s case the time he has to meet the Queen is cut short.
Cory Moraw, 28, from Longview, Texas, suffers from a genetic illness and is only expected to live for anywhere from one to five more years, reports HLNTV. His community in East Texas helped him earn Cory $13,000 to support Cory’s dream to meet Britney Spears. So far, the young man and his mom secured seats to Piece of Me on August 19, but his dying wish is to meet Britney face-to-face that night.
“My story got on Britney Spears’ fan page,” Cory said. “I almost passed out.”
“It’s all just been kind of surreal today. The whole day has been kind of surreal. It’s all just been amazing,” Janet Russom, Moraw’s mother, added. “It’s just surreal that, that many people, you know, are out there and showing love for Cory and showing love for, you know, his story and he deserves it,” she continued.
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“We just are like, it’s gonna happen, he’s gonna meet her, I mean, I just feel sure he’s gonna meet her,” Cory’s mom said. “And he does too.”
Piece Of Me remains a sold-out show since its debut on December 27 of last year and shows no signs of slowing down. Fans from all over the world flock to see the Queen strut her stuff through iconic classics spanning her 15+ year career, but just because the demand is high does not mean Miss Britney plans on extending it.
“She is comfortable in the theater, and that gives us confidence to add more dates to her existing schedule,” says Jason Gastwirth, Caesars Entertainment senior vice president of marketing and entertainment to the Las Vegas Sun. He noted there are slots in the current two-year timeframe to add event more dates without extending into 2016.
Last week, reports of a $12 million pay-raise to add more shows was “inaccurate,” Gastwirth says.
As for the run thus far? Caesars execs are quite happy with the response.
“It’s been a huge success,” says Gastwirth. “The demand is amazing. Not only have all of her shows sold out, but many of them have sold out far in advance. The show delivers every night.”
For now, the 2-year contract remains intact, but Britney might pack in extra show dates to please her millions of fans world-wide.
“The bottom line is we’ve built a great show and a great business with Britney in this theater,” Gastwirth says. “This is the only place you can see her perform in North America, and it has become the show to see in Las Vegas. We are beyond satisfied.”