Love that she's actually singing live in this tour, still not impressed by her dancing though.
Love that she's actually singing live in this tour, still not impressed by her dancing though.
I like the video for "I Wanna Go," very tongue-n-cheek and she looks great. Adrien Galo is all kinds of hot.
I love this fan-made ballad verision of the song.
vote for me to win an all expense paid trip to see Britney in concert. yes...I am wearing a bikini top to see Britney. Vote for me to win a round trip to see Britney in Florida. Blue is more my usual color. Just press the "1" and send the vote in. You know I love her, right?????? If you voted today, vote again tomorrow Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu
OMG THAT BULGE!!
Fans voted Britney in the top spots for First Half MVP, Best Album, Best Song, Best Music Video, and Best Tour at Billboard's Mid-Year Music Awards.
Though, I'm not sure why she was even included in the "Best Comeback" category..
I want to see her so badly! Ugh.
Im seeing her a week from this Tuesday! Can't wait!!!
An alternate version of the "Gimme More" video leaked today on film editor Michael Cromey's website. It features scenes that weren't released in the original, such as Britney walking down the street and laying in bed with a cat.
Ugh she looked so bad back then. Thank God we got her back.
I'm not sure how I feel about the original video. It's slightly, just slightly edgier than the the first version that was released because of the semi-softcore porn aspect of her almost revealing her breasts. However, the scene with the cat was just random. I also did not understand what her walking down the street was supposed to signify, if anything.
This isn't the full unreleased version. These are random clips from it. The full unreleased version was black haired Britney killing blonde Britney. Then the black outfit that she was walking down the street in is her going to the blonde britney's funeral.
I think this new version is about the life of a stripper. When it starts, she's in her bedroom wearing regular clothes. Then, she gets dressed and walks down the street to her job (the club). And towards the end, she goes home, sits down, and watches TV. The last shot we see is her leaving the club and walking home.
Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but that's what I see. It's sort of saying that strippers are people just like everybody else, so we shouldn't judge them or objectify them.
More leaked footage leaked yesterday!! This time from Britney's appearance on Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" tour video screen during the "Human Nature" performance:
I can't understand why they didn't use the shot of her pulling her hood off and singing into the camera! That was the best part!!
Supposedly this week is the week fans are pushing to get Blackout to platinum. I hear it may have just crossed the line yesterday, which rocks!
I just wrote a big old piece on it for my friend's website, which is exciting too, for me at least...in case anyone wants to read.
Omg.... I love that website ^^
Totally read your review a few hours ago, loved it.
Blackout is my favorite Britney album. Although Fatale is creeping up.
I LOVE Britney!!!
My top 5 singles:
1. Gimme More
3. (You Drive Me) Crazy
5. Hold It Against Me
My top 5 album tracks:
1. Breathe On Me
2. Unusual You
3. Kill The Lights
5. What It's Like To Be Me
Here's the review from the Miami Herald:
Review: Britney Spears
Concert more like a set of live music videos
By Jordan Levin | firstname.lastname@example.org 7/23/2011
Ah, the mystery of Britney Spears' stardom. She can't sing. Can't dance. Has nothing to say. As the center of the massive, elaborate spectacle of her Femme Fatale tour, which thrashed through the AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday, she was a weirdly unengaged, charisma-challenged figure.
And yet she sent the worshipful, sold out crowd into squealing hysteria. There were women in platinum wigs and bleached Britney hair, in bustiers and mild suburban bondage, even a woman with a fuzzy yellow toy snake and a guy in Britney drag. Maybe after all those years of music videos, all her audience needs is the sight of their goddess, still shiny and strutting (sort of - Spears' hips don't really roll anymore) despite all the wear and tear on her gleamy teen, then sex queen image, the tabloid-powered meltdowns and mechanical music.
The Femme Fatale tour surrounds Spears with a massive spectacle, a lurching series of elaborate set pieces vaguely (and sometimes not even that much) organized around the notion (concept is too grand a word), shown on video, of Spears as a fleeing femme fatale spy/criminal pursued by sexy dancer cops (how they work those thrusting clubs) with an obsessed, handsomely unshaven guy masterminding the chase. Piled on top of that are numbers with cages (Up N' Down), a silver contraption that carries Spears high into the air (Piece of Me), a car which she and her dancers mount for a brief lap dance on a lucky audience volunteer (Lace and Leather), Egyptian barges (Gimme More), roaring motorcycles (Baby One More Time), flipping ninja-costumed dancers (Toxic), sparkling bustiers, bikinis, etc., etc. There's no band, just a nearly invisible guy on an elaborate synthesizer set-up. This is not a music concert, it's a series of live music videos.
But the steamy intensity Spears can generate on video is absent onstage. She seemed disengaged for much of the show, as if she was just going through the motions - no energy, no dynamism. She's become a startlingly stiff and awkward dancer for a purveyor of sexy dance music, her torso barely moves, there's no sensuality, no energy. Most of the women from the audience that she brought onstage to dance for I Wanna Go were more animated than the star.
Her vocal style is either Betty Boop breathless or nasal baby chipmunk (and on the ballad He's About to Lose Me, terribly off-key); either way, her voice is overwhelmed by the thundering wall of sound. Part of the controversy over whether or not Spears actually sings in concert could be because she can seem so unengaged that she could be singing off a teleprompter, while her voice - even if it is live - is so technologically processed that it doesn't seem to come from her. She had nothing to say to the audience but an occasional "Miami, how you doing? Miami, do you want some more?" Incredibly, they did.
Opener Nicki Minaj, pop hiphop's current It girl, had ten times Spears' energy and drive, and held the stage with a cadre of spunky dancers and almost no production value. Wearing flat boots and a black jumpsuit overlaid by a glittery sort of corset construction that emphasized her astonishingly hourglass shaped figure, Minaj skipped and stalked through booming, bad girl attitude songs like Did It On Em and Where Dem Girls At. Minaj has a rare sense of (sometimes obscene) humor, assurance, and gift for wordplay (she works Sri Lanka and Willy Wonka into a rhyme), and a girl-power attitude that's very welcome in hip-hop. "Where my GIRLS at?!" she called out, to thunderous response. She was briefly joined by Miami homegirl Trina, and by Miami rapper Sean Kingston, who was badly injured in a boating accident this spring, and joined Minaj in a powerhouse duet to roars from the audience.
Minaj could have done without the demi-ironic sci-fi fantasy storyline, which included some silly musical and theatrical passages more worthy of middle school than an arena pop show. And the sound also often overwhelmed her voice; she sometimes seemed to be lip-syncing, spent as much time dancing as rapping or singing, and the show never focused enough on just Minaj on the mic to reveal whether she could hold an entire concert on her own. Minaj' talent deserves that chance.
Haven't been here in a while...just wanted to say I'm so fucking excited Britney is coming to Bogota on november!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See? The fact that I criticize the shit out of her doesn't mean I can't like her or her music.
Damn I want those tickets to be on sale NOW.
Her tour has been getting really mixed reviews from critics. For example her tour stop of the same show in New York: NY Daily News tore her apart while the NY Post gave her a positive review. Ultimately fans that have attended the shows have been loving them.
I just wish she would give some attitude
Dance like that? Fine
Sing like that? Fine
But just let us know you are the Queen Bitch so we know we are not just out here talking to ourselves.
I want her to strut on that stage take a microphone and say "I'm not singing shit, and I'm not dancing one step. I am Britney Fucking Spears and you worship me bitches"
I will forever be hers.
There will be a Femme Fatale DVD, recorded in Canada! And a VMA Britney tribute coming soon.
ummm bitch is FIERCE AS FUCK!
Tonight Britney will appear on VMA! She probably won't perform but she will be! Can't wait!
I'm so excited to see what kind of tribute they have planned for her tonight. She won't be performing but I'm so happy she's getting the Video Vanguard award and will be looking amazing. So well deserved!
Also, I saw her in Cleveland and Columbus and the show was absolutely amazing. We were front row, center stage in Columbus and she was so into it. Amazing show! Oh and she brought her little boy out and the very end. The crowd melted.
You're lucky! I want see her too, she is fabulous!
Britney won the VMA for best Pop Video !!!!!
She looked so amazing!
Single #4 is "Criminal." Nice change of pace from all the up-tempos.
Britney sort of got the shaft with her tribute, but the dance montage was cute. Her interaction with Gaga was nice to see. I liked her acceptance speech when she won Best Pop Video. It was short and very sweet.
I just found this and thought it was cool. The video screens for the "Slave" performance at the "Femme Fatale Tour" are playing gay BDSM...