Britney. A halloween delight or a nightmare?

2 Nov

Ok, for £2 a ticket (yes £2, turns out she was not sold out *Shocked face!* so those clever ticket sellers do what they can to fill seats!) I was definitely up for my first Britney experience this Halloween at Wembley Arena.

I had noticed the tickets on Groupon a week before, and also noticed the awful press leading up to the concert, but I still held out hope. I mean with a bunch of girl work mates (and we all know how much journalists love to party!) a bit of Dutch courage (if that is what you call downing some wine spritzers on the tube) and a dream of some of the classic tunes from my teenage years, what could go wrong right?

VERDICT: Nightmare.

She begins the act with some bubble-gum pop from her new album (yawn!) the outfits should have been sexy, but somehow were not. They lacked something impossible to place, just off kilter. The strip tease she does for Mr Jonas was a sight my eyes could have happily done without. I kept thinking, Britney, you are a mother! he is like 12 years old and you have popped out numerous children, he is not going to pant over you… Yes, she was in great shape. But she was trying so hard that she lacked any sex appeal. To compare her to Beyonce at Glastonbury this year, who engaged with the crowd, stunned with her voice and had sex appeal screaming out of every pore, it really hit home how Britney is now not even in the same league as the other female solo artists that are out there today.

Mid act she pulled out some of the oldies and it ended on a real high of the hardcore fans and sceptical few dancing away and belting out their own reditions of tracks such as ‘Womaniser’ and ‘Slave for You’ I must admit I left the arena confused. We had all enjoyed ourselves (but lets face it I have friends who dance enthusiastically to their own ring tones) but it would have felt like a slap in the face had we paid full price for tickets. To quote a friend “she danced like a drunk lady in Inferno’s Clapham on a Saturday night, trying to be sexy”….

Highlight gossip of the night: My gay friend snogging a strange man in the loo’s… (Yes Tonks, you know who you are!)

One Response to “Britney. A halloween delight or a nightmare?”

  1. Melinlondresmelinlondres November 3, 2011 at 12:50 PM #

    Not only would I dance to my own ring tone but I would make a better job at it than Britney !


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