Britney Spears arriving in Tampa for concert tour
After a warm welcome in New Orleans, Britney Spears continued her tour in Florida Sunday night, entertaining 20,000 fans with the elaborate stage sets, causing some critics to say that the spectacle was all style and no substance. The show features an actual three-ring circus of dancers, smoke plumes and fireworks, and with so much going on, the website tampabay.com concluded that Spears “was just too busy to sing.”
Jim Abbot, of OrlandoSentinel.com, speculated that with all the aerobics and booty shaking going on, it would be extremely difficult for Spears, or anyone, to do the singing required without generous help from backing tracks – in other words, lip synching.
Within the first few minutes of the show, the audience was treated to ballerinas, mimes, martial artists, acrobats, and a video of Perez Hilton dressed as Queen Elizabeth. Then, Spears shows up and kills the video Hilton with a crossbow. And that’s only the beginning.
In the coming week, Britney heads to New York on Wednesday, to be followed by two weekend shows in New Jersey.