Britney Spears Wows Fans in Las Vegas Opener
Britney Spears’ long anticipated Las Vegas show has finally begun, it opened last Friday when she entertained a crowd of 4,500 keeping them dancing for about 90 minutes. The spectacular show includes all of Spears’ greatest hits, acrobatics, a ring of fire, confetti, a live band, rapid costume changes and a frequently airborne Spears.The show is costing far more to put on that most casino residencies. The elaborate set features backup dancers in human-sized hamster wheels, somersaulting over Spears as she sings.
Spears will perform 50 shows during 2014 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and a further 50 in 2015.
The show may go a long way to help attract a younger generation of gamblers to the Strip. There are numerous references to the Spears of the 1990s and early 2000s including plaid shirts and the skin-tight sparkling bodysuit that Spears wore in the “Toxic” music video.
The show was a huge hit with fans, one, Maryn Harberg, 29, paid $139 for her ticket and came to Vegas for just one night to see the show. After the concert Harberg said, “I loved it. She was totally lip-syncing, but that’s what she does, she puts on a show.”