Britney Spears' big Circus tour kicked off last night in New Orleans. Below are some reactions to her much-anticipated performance from around the country ...
"Despite some stumbles and several numbers in which her dancing was no more than adequate, Spears can safely call this performance a success." - L.A. Times
"Amid the spectacle, it's impossible to tell how much of the singing is real, but the crowd - female, mostly late teens to mid-20s, with super-short babydoll frocks the uniform du jour - couldn't have cared less." - USA Today
"Acrobats twirled as Spears sang and danced, showing off her toned body with flirty, seductive moves. She got frisky with two male dancers as she performed 'Touch of My Hand' while sporting a blindfold." - Associated Press
"Fans from nearby towns like Lafayette and places like Jackson, Mississippi, are carrying signs, singing Britney tunes, having impromptu dance-offs and letting anyone within earshot know that 'it’s Britney, bitch.'" - nola.com
"The nearly sold-out 19,000-seat arena broke out into an explosion of screams as Spears performed 'Toxic' and 'Baby One More Time' back-to-back." - People
"In addition to the many bells and whistles promised by her manager, magician, stylist, makeup artist, random folks, etc., Spears' desire to do good and make up for lost time was palpable, and that alone made for a thrilling experience." - E! Online
"On stage, Spears looked fit and dazzling dressed as a ringmaster as she performed more than a dozen songs in a parade of skimpy costumes." - Reuters
"She brought the circus to her hometown, and it was a success. It probably just would've benefited from a little more Britney Spears, that's all." - MTV
"Ahhhhhh Britney!" - concert-goer via Twitter
That about sums it up. Click to enlarge lots more photos from last night's show and other promotional Britney Spears pictures for the Circus tour ...
[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]