On Tuesday’s opening night of her “Circus” tour at the New Orleans Arena, Britney Spears, the mighty Aphrodite with the troublesome tawdry streak, nonetheless renewed her claim as one of the world’s most adept manipulators of the public interest. Powering through a 90-minute show that integrated her impetuous teen hits with the more perverse material from the albums she released after a very public breakdown that made her a constant in the tabloids, the Louisiana native flashed her famous good ol’ girl smile at the fans, mostly female, who still find her a worthy patron saint of the ****** arts.



The Circus show packs 17 song segments and every under-the-big-top cliche except Siegfried & Roy’s white tigers into a crowd-pleasing hour and 45 minutes. A comeback, certainly, and a solid one at that. But all the ***, fire and stomp-and-slither choreography can’t disguise the fact that the production needs a bigger, purely musical core (a few more songs from the current album would have helped) – and some spontaneity. It wasn’t until Spears finally called out “Thank you, New Orleans” after finishing her Womanizer encore that the crowd got a glimpse into the heart of their homegirl from Kentwood.



welcome to Britney’s Circus, a big, huge, loud, funny, nonsensical three-ring affair that includes everything under the big top – even an actual big top. It’s truly a sight to behold … the biggest show under one roof.



She danced like she hasn’t danced in a very long time. And, one of the best parts of the evening was that Spears seemed to be clear-headed. She did not appear heavily-sedated or lethargic at all. She was on point!

There is something about Britney that makes her truly special. She has that indescribable “it” factor. People are always rooting for her, even when she was at her lowest lows. We genuinely want to see her succeed! We’ve seen her grow up in front of our eyes, and we love her – shortcomings and all. She may not be perfect, but that’s okay. She’s our Britney.

And she’s back, *******!



The Circus Starring Britney Spears kicked off tonight at New Orleans Arena, where her adoring hometown fans – and members of the media – lined up for hours beforehand to get their hands on tour memorabilia and otherwise prove their loyalty to the fiercely comebacking pop star.

And the 27-year-old songstress didn’t seem to disappoint, as evidenced by the concertgoers who Twittered away every moment of the show.



The 27-year-old pop superstar’s “Circus” tour kicked off in her home state of Louisiana at the New Orleans Arena before a nearly sold-out crowd that cheered on their idol as she gyrated and slithered across the stage while singing some of her biggest hits, from the recent “Womanizer” to her first and now classic song, “Baby One More Time.”

The wild applause has been largely absent from Spears’ life since the last time she went on tour in 2004, as the singer endured a devastating downward spiral: Due largely to personal troubles, she went from one of pop music’s most profitable, in-demand entertainers to an out-of-control tabloid persona who seemed to be on a path to destruction.

But over the last year, that path has been reversed, as she’s embarked on a successful comeback that has seen her image, as well as her career, rehabilitated.

Associated Press.com


The radiant ringleader proved she’s a “put on a show kind of girl” as she captivated thousands of screaming fans in the Big Easy.



…[Britney fans] want lavish productions, insane choreography and spectacle, spectacle, spectacle! Well, that’s exactly what they were given. All in all, it seemed like the kick off was a resounding success.



Britney Spears put another notch in her comeback belt by powering through the nearly two-hour opening date of her Circus Starring Britney Spears tour last night (March 3rd) in New Orleans.


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