This past Saturday was the moment I’ve been waiting for for eight long months…Britney Spears in Las Vegas. And it was…exactly what I expected.
I’ve actually seen Britney in concert a few times before this. In 2000 I was interning for a record label that had one of her opening acts on its roster. I wasn’t a fan of hers at the time, but I was won over by her kindness and work ethic. Plus, the girl could dance. Her show was a spectacle – I’d never seen anything like it. Her dance moves were crisp and precise, and her vocals were as good as the recordings…you know, because they usually were the recordings.
Since then, Britney has been my guilty pleasure and I’ve always rooted for her. I watched her spiral through postpartum depression with dismay, but was thrilled to watch her get her life and career back together. She lives not far from me and several of my friends have seen her out and about with her kids, doing normal family stuff. She’s just like us. Except, you know, she’s a zillionaire and is one-name famous.
So anyway! Mike’s co-workers and friends thought it was hilarious that Mike was going to a Britney Spears show. I personally thought it was about time he went to a big party-concert where everyone is dancing and having a crazy time. YOLO and all that.
I spent two hours getting ready, because I had no children around, and also because Britney demands greatness. When we arrived at the theatre the lobby was full of bachelorette parties posing with iconic Britney costume displays.
We walked past her merchandise stand, where just about every article of clothing included the word “Bitch.”
So…nothing that I could bring back for the kids.
Mike and I posed for a picture before we went down to our seats.
Right before the show started, I told Mike that I’d just seen this was Britney’s second show back after a summer break. “Oh good, then her voice will be fresh,” he replied. Side-eye.
When the lights went down, the crowd went crazy. Mike shouted into my ear, “This is fun, I’ve never been to a screamy concert before!” Double side-eye.
Britney came out and started doing her thing, and I watched her thinking, “Damn, she looks amazing.” She’s in fabulous shape and definitely didn’t look like she’d eaten to the point of illness at the buffet that morning like I had.
OMG the girl by Brit’s right hand is having the best night ever.
But besides noticing Brit’s hot bod, I also noticed that she seemed a little…sluggish. Almost like she’d forgotten some of her dance moves over her long hiatus. She still looked good but she just wasn’t crisp. She seemed half a beat behind sometimes. But no disrespect, Britney. I get it. I have two kids, too. I’m always tired and when I dance I look like a baby learning how to walk. The good news for me is that my job doesn’t rely on my dancing ability. Lucky for Britney, she has her singing to fall back on OH WAIT.
Yeah, she did not sing live. At all. When I went to all those shows back in the day, Britney always sang her ballads live on a handheld mic. Maybe she still does that in her residency shows but she didn’t on the night we went…or if she did, she has a magical microphone that eliminates the sound of a person breathing really hard after dancing. Hey, we put a man on the moon, we probably can invent a microphone that can do that.
But let me tell you something. You don’t go to a Britney Spears show to hear her sing live. You go for the
dancing production! And her show was really, really amazing. Tons of costume changes, amazing sets, and fantastic backup dancers.
It was 85 minutes of non-stop hits and I was on my feet dancing and singing along almost the entire time. At one point I thought, “Surely Mike will be enjoying himself and not have his Very Serious Concert Face on…”
Mike also took pictures of me on the sly.
I’m just dancing ’til the world ends, no big whoop.
I had so much fun. If you love Britney, you’ll love her show. If you don’t love Britney, WHY DON’T YOU LOVE BRITNEY? Really though, if you’re looking for good singing and audience banter, go down the street to see Celine Dion. If you want to dance like crazy and feel like you’re in an extended episode of Total Request Live, Britney’s your gal.
That sounds amazing. I’m glad that you had such a great time.
Your hair looks amazing. Did you do it yourself? I could never manage something like that. I have curly hair so just have to scrunch it and let it air dry on normal days. That doesn’t involve looking in a mirror so I get so confused when I’m trying to do a fancy style and need to look in the mirror. I end up moving my hand or a section of hair the wrong way. I swear I am not that stupid about other things!!
Yeah, I did it myself! I feel like it’s something I will probably never be able to duplicate. My hands were divinely inspired by Britney, LOL. I totally get the mirror thing, though – I actually can’t look in the mirror when I am am doing braids or anything like that on myself because it totally messes me up.
I sooooo want to see this show. I’ve been a fan of Britney’s since her Mouseketeer days. Love how you referenced TRL!
Uhh, like I just have to put it out there – I friggin’ love what you wore and how you did your hair!!! HELLO…Gorgeous!!!
As for Britney – I’ve never seen her in concert but know that if I ever had the opportunity to go, I’d so be there!
Aw, thank you!!! You’d have a blast at Britney!
TRL..HA..you just made my morning! You look fantastic…love the skirt!
Thanks! It had little mirrors on it, I’m now actively looking for more excuses to wear it!
So glad you had fun! I took my sister to see Britney as a Christmas present years ago and definitely had a good time. It was obvious she was lip-synching, but I expected that — and girlfriend was working it, so I didn’t judge! I certainly couldn’t do all that dancing and have a polished vocal performance… heck, I can’t sing at all. It was a great time, and that’s what matters!
I heard that Celine is quitting for now to be with Rene during his latest battle with cancer. So those not wanting a Britney production will have to find something else.
Oh no! That’s terrible. I hate cancer!
Glad you had a great time! Love your hair. You look amazing!
I thought “I I I wanna go oh oh” was what Annie said to y’all when she realized y’all were leaving for a couple days. How’d she do?
Also? You’re a hottie!
She did great! I left her little treats for every day, and my mom said she was great all weekend. We also FaceTimed with her and James, which I think helped a lot.
Love Britney! Saw her live once and you describe it perfectly. Looks like such fun! I never could have convinced my husband to join me. You look great!!!
This post had me laughing the entire time. Glad you had a great time. My husband and I went to go see her in February and let me tell you…the way you described her dancing has nothing to do with the long Summer break. I described it the exact same way back in February. But you’re right…it’s Brit Brit and I still had a blast. You better work, B**tch! HA! You looked fabulous!
HAHAHA at least Britney is consistent!
I love this and Britney!!! I also loved how you did your hair!
I hope to see Britney in concert too one day!
Lori R says:
YOU look amazing !! Loooove the outfit. Love love your hair. So happy you had a great time.
What an exciting time! My BFF and I are going to Vegas to celebrate our birthdays. Mine is in September and hers is in November. Can get out to Vegas until November. I have to plan Sophia’s 5th birthday party in October. I’m gonna see if I can talk her into going to see Britney. How was your view from your seats? Loved your hair btw.
Thank you! The view from our seats was great. I had a ten-foot tall woman in front of me, which would have sucked except luckily the seat next to mine was empty. I was able to move over a bit and see around her! We were in section 105. You should definitely try to go!!
So glad you had fun! Love your hair!!!
So glad you had fun, and I have to agree with the hair/wardrobe compliments. You look great! My favorite picture, however, is the one where Mike looks completely nonplussed. Priceless!
third-wheeling behind all the “love your outfit/hair” comments! You looked adorable. I love how Mike went with you (serious music face and all!)- my Dad wouldn’t go for a million dollars to a pop concert of any kind!
I loved Britney when I was little (still do, guilty pleasure!). I remember getting one of her newest CDs in my Easter basket when I was 9. My cousin got NSYNC’s latest album then too. Now as a 22 year old, I can’t listen to half the songs without laughing, because NOW I understand what they mean!
Yep, dead on assessment of Britney’s show. Saw her in April, and love her to death but who are we kidding? Just take the mic off. I still enjoyed the show, live or not.
Another Amy says:
I want to see Britney Bitch! Heading to Vegas first time ever in Oct. Thinking I have to catch her show. If only so I can say I did
Love this, I’m so jealous! My coworker is basically Britney’s biggest fan (seriously, he has a Britney blog, lol) so he and his boyfriend are saving up to do the meet and greet (they’ve already seen the show once). I saw Britney back in the late ’90s when I was in eighth grade. My friend’s dad took us and his face looked a lot like Mike’s. He’s a pro musician so I’m sure he was like, “wtf…” Ah, the things parents do for their children. And husbands for their wives
OMG! The side-eyes cracked me up! I can totally see it in my head. You guys looked great.
Totally Jealous! I big fat pink fluffy Britney. I could totally be her BFF. I was just debating with the fiance Vegas or Disney for our Honeymoon next year. I don't think he would be as good a sport as Mike though. I broke out in some If You Seek Amy tonight and I got the side eyes and just told 'no' It was a sad day.
Glad you had a super awesome time. You looked amazing! Wish I could look that good. I hate doing my hair. my arms get too tired. I keep trying though
We had planned to go see Britney when we do our America trip from Australia in January, but she doesn’t start back her gig until a week after we leave Vegas… So glad you enjoyed it Heather!
What a fun night! I just love your outfit, was it a dress or skirt/top combo? Would love to know where you found it, I’m short-waisted so I do my best to find anything to disguise that fact! Thanks!