The Official Vegas Welcomes Britney Event Post

Britney Spears made quite the splash at her Welcome to Vegas event outside Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas Tuesday evening.

Las Vegas Blvd. shut down for several minutes while chauffeured in a classic 1958 Chevy Impala convertible escorted by an eight-car motorcade.

Before her appearance, Cirque Dancers, fire breathers and acrobats entertained the anxious audience with an homage performance to some of her biggest hits, including “Baby One More Time,” “Oops!… I Did It Again,” “Toxic,” “Slave 4 U,” “Circus” and “Work Work.”

“I already feel like home here at Planet Hollywood,” Britney said in a statement before her arrival. “It was so nice to celebrate my birthday and album launch with this incredible welcome event. I am so excited for everyone to hear my new album today, and to experience ‘Britney: Piece of Me’ in just a few weeks!”

Dressed in a **** little black dress and heels, Britney made her way through the crowd signing autographs and smiling for the cameras. She made her way through the custom-made LED-lit arch before ascending the stairs to say a few words to the crowd.:

What’s up Vegas?!

I’m so incredibly happy to be here right now. This is my city. I can’t wait to see you guys opening night!

Here is exclusive footage of Britney’s entire appearance filmed at the event, plus professional and fan photos of Britney tonight:

The Official Vegas Welcomes Britney Event Post, Updated

The Official Welcome Britney To Vegas Event

A great start to what will be one of the hottest shows in town!