And here we thought San Franciscans only lined up for new Apple products. The scene outside Bill Graham Civic Auditorium this morning outmatched the fervor of any iPad release - complete with drag queens in school girl outfits, gaggles of bubbly tweens and of course, a solid gay fan base, many of whom had camped out overnight to secure a good viewing of Britney Spears' highly-anticipated free concert. The show, which was originally slated to go down in front of the Castro Theatre but was canceled last week due to rain concerns, sold out in less than 14 minutes as a ticketed event.
The bonanza was a promotion for Britney's new album Femme Fatale -- and this morning, she sang (lip-synched) and shimmied to three of her new songs ("Hold It Against Me," Big Fat Bass" and "Till the World Ends") for the Good Morning America cameras, which were taping the whole affair to be broadcast on next Tuesday morning's show. Brit's a little careful on stage these days, always looking a bit afraid she's gonna fall (legitimate concern). But she and her fem-bot body suits were looking pretty good -- and did some convincing hip thrusts and confident side-stomps amid an army of 1,000-calorie-a-move backup dancers, explosions and hair blowers.
Seems that the Britney camp can't handle a little rain. Her frenzy-inducing free Sunday performance in front of the Castro Theatre has been moved inside to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium...and is (sad clown) now going to be ticketed. It's Sunday at noon, and it's all still a promo for her new album “Femme Fatale" -- her performance will be taped to air on Good Morning America on Tuesday, March 29. Grab tickets tomorrow at 9 am.
Descending from the ceiling in full-on ringleader regalia (minus pants, plus fishnets), Sunday's headliner left no question as to who remains pop music’s reigning princess.
It’s Britney, bitch (sorry – couldn’t resist).
Screams filled the San Jose HP Pavillion the night of April 12 as Britney Spears took the stage for the first of two Bay Area stops on her whirlwind Circus tour. More Cirque de Soleil than Barnum & Bailey, the show incorporated acrobatics, pyrotechnics, and a smattering of nightmarish clown makeup. But nothing could outshine Ms. Spears herself, who, after what some might call a “tumultuous” year and a half, elicited the same frenzied reaction fans have been giving her since “…Baby One More Time” topped the TRL countdown in ’98.