Britney Spears didn’t even bother trying to fake-sing during her second comeback show last night, noticeably chewing gum throughout her lip-synching.
Then she left the stage even more quickly than she did the night before.
Cellphones and cameras were taken from fans who waited two hours to get into the House of Blues in Anaheim, Ca., reports People, after video and live Britney Spears photos popped up everywhere on the Internet.
For its trouble, the crowd was treated to a 12-minute set (three minutes shorter than Tuesday’s show in San Diego) during which Britney Spears chomped gum during songs, when she should’ve been singing, or at least making a reasonable simulation of doing so.
“She was a little off, a little slower than her dancers,” one fan told People.
Shocking. It’s like an Ashlee Simpson show… only shorter.
At 9:30 p.m., after the vast majority of the audience had made it past security, the chants of “Britney! Britney!” started, with one girl exhorting the crowd with shouts of, “She’s got to feel the love!”
THG NOTE: Someone really needs to get out more.
A few minutes later, the lights dimmed, empty except for a single white chair. The crowd exploded into screams and applause as the four backup dancers appeared, two on each side, snaking their way across the stage.
As the first chords of “… Baby One More Time” were played, Spears emerged in a brown wig, white go-go boots, a white mini-skirt and a sparkling top.
Like the San Diego show, the set was a short medley of Spears’ hits, with “I’m a Slave 4 U” following “Hit Me” and the crowd showering the star with shouts of approval each time she wiggled her hips.
The lights dimmed after the second song, going a soft red, with the back-up dancers exiting the stage and leaving the former Mrs. Kevin Federline alone to strut slowly to the lone chair as “Breathe On Me” started.
The crowd roared as she seductively gyrated on the chair before her dancers returned and pulled a male fan from the audience to be serenaded by Spears.
A brief interlude allowed Spears to change into a tiny denim skirt, a plain pink bra and a short, white fur coat. Her “Do Something” routine included some air guitar, a lot of the hands-on-hips hip thrusts and a brief homage to the running man dance move.
Fans were definitely there to support Cue Ball: One group of young women wore matching pink tank tops reading “Bald Ambition” on the front and “The Comeback 2007” on the back.
THG NOTE: Please, tell us those were handed out for free.
She is planning several more performances this week, including shows at the Los Angeles House of Blues Thursday and the House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay Sunday.