Britney Spears strutted her way back into the music biz with a short, sexy set at the House of Blues in what was her first concert appearance in nearly three years.
The erstwhile pop star, more recently derided as a troubled pop princess for her highly public forays into nude pictures and carousing, appeared to be in top form.
For a little over 10 minutes, anyway.
The 25-year-old mother of two went onstage late Tuesday wearing nothing more than knee-high boots, a short white skirt and a sparkly pink bra top. Hot.
Oh, and the long brown wig, covering the head she shaved in February.
She launched a short set with her classic "Baby One More Time," using a cafe chair as a prop while she pranced around the small club stage backed up by four dancers.
At one point, Spears and her posse performed a raunchy striptease on a male dancer who, dressed in a gray suit, looked vaguely like Kevin Federline.
Let's hope that Suge Knight didn't see him.
"She's so good!" yelled San Diego hairstylist Ally Murray, 29, as Spears showed off her aerobic choreography.
Spears sped through the songs - all standards from her earlier albums - wrapping up after less than 15 minutes. She gave a shy goodbye before an old Madonna song came on over the sound system.
"Thanks everyone for coming," said the possible Howie Day plaything.
The comeback didn't do it for all patrons, some of whom paid upwards of $125.
"It looked like she lip-synched her way through the whole thing," said a shocked, disappointed Morgan Segall, 20, who flew in from San Francisco for the night.
"The M&Ms" had two other concerts scheduled at House of Blues venues - one in Anaheim on Wednesday and the other Thursday in West Hollywood. Where do we sign up?
Don't get us wrong. We'd certainly rather see a half-nude Britney writhing around than watch Roseanne Barr on The View. But these "comeback" shows sound hella lame.
The performance, under heavy club security, was shrouded in mystery. The club marquee advertised a show by "The M&Ms," and it wasn't until an hour after the doors opened that a disc jockey mentioned Britney Spears' name, prompting shrieks from the crowd.
Rumors of a Britney comeback had spread on the Internet and via local radio stations late last week, prompting a run on tickets by die-hard fans (of which, apparently, there are some).
In March, Spears completed a stint at a Malibu rehabilitation treatment facility after a rough period. Photos of Brit's crotch and Paris Hilton's pussy were splashed all over the Internet, along with images of Spears attacking paparazzi members and looking generally insane.
She was seen going out with Paris and Lindsay Lohan after filing for divorce from Federline in November, just two months after giving birth to Jayden James. The pair, who reached a divorce pact in March, also have an older son, Sean Preston, 20 months.