Published on June 22nd, 2009 | by Rick4
Review – Britney Spears At The 02…
Actually I was going to but Panti has done a far better job and I agree completely:
Beyonce a couple of weeks ago gave me the perfect contrast. She was truly a star in the old sense of the word; knew how to work her audience, performed to the highest level and left them sccreaming for more. Britney was a completely different kettle of corporate “show”.
I tweeted during the show that it was part Cirque Du Soleil, part Disney On Ice and I stand by that. She was onstage herself for probably about 2/3 of the show (the rest being filled in my the assembled dabcers and cast and a couple of very strange interludes where the screens came down and we were shown videos and music), mimed all but one song and danced… well not as well as you’d expect.
Don’t get me wrong, the stage set was suitably epic, the execution flawless, the fireworks flashy but this wasn’t a gig in the strictest sense of the word.
Even my photos were dire…