'Britney: Piece of Me' Show Slays The Media & Fans Alike
It's Vegasney, bitch! The first few shows from Britney's residency are bringing in stellar reviews from those lucky enough to attend. And the photos and video clips are AMAZE. Just a snippet of what's got everyone talking:
"The 90-minute show boasts a 'flying' Spears, a massive rotating tree, pyrotechnics, rain, fire and an army of limber dancers." —Billboard.com, "Britney Spears' Hits-Filled 'Piece of Me' Show Opens In Las Vegas: Live Review"
"Britney Spears rewrote the Las Vegas residency playbook. [She] stomped into town with a 24-hit salute to her 15 years of dance confections that artfully melded spectacle with stagecraft. ...it was nonstop club tracks anchored to exquisite sets and dazzling choreography." —USA Today, "Britney Spears' 'Piece of Me' Changes Residency Tune"
"'She's dancing! She's really dancing!' Yes, Britney was dancing like it was 2003 all over again. It was truly a sight to behold." —BuzzFeed, "Things I Overheard At The Opening Night Of Britney Spears' Las Vegas Show"
"The costumes are amazing, and from a nude bodysuit to a sexy circus number and freaking angel wings, Brit's body looked great in all of them. She also moved about the stage with the sultry confidence to match what she was wearing. The production design is also stellar. With fire, explosions, awesome video montages, never-ending projection work and a tree that Britney bungee jumped off of, the stage was always a visual treat — and one that played to the whole theater." —tooFab.com, "Concert Review: Britney Spears' 'Piece of Me' Vegas Show"
"The young-for-Vegas crowd was there for the danceable hits and the spectacle, which included acrobatics, a ring of fire, confetti, a live band, frenetic costume changes and a frequently airborne Spears. The show's production values are unusually high for a casino residency, calling to mind the golden age of music videos. Its high-concept set pieces featured a cadre of backup dancers who danced in human-sized hamster wheels and somersaulted over the Grammy-winning star." —Associated Press, "Britney Spears' Las Vegas Residency a Departure"
"Spears delivered on her signature style of larger-than-life production, blaring beats and rapid-fire dance moves, whirling through seven costume changes and even a couple of wig changes." —MTV.com, "Britney Spears Pours On 'Cheese' (And Glitter) For 'Piece of Me' Las Vegas Kickoff"
"Eye candy abounded, with acrobats, Cirque du Soleil-like performers, taut-bodied dancers, confetti, pyrotechnics, seven costume changes, and two wigs whirling through the stage at various points. At only three times during the show did the audience bother, or even want to, stop dancing and take their seats." —The Daily Beast, "Britney Spears' Vegas Show Is a Big Fat Hit, Obviously"
"Britney Spears keeps it golden sexy while wowing the crowd during her premiere performance of her appropriately-titled show 'Britney: Piece of Me.'" —Just Jared, "Britney Spears: 'Piece of Me' Photos & Video!"
"Backed by a troupe of oft-masked dancers, Spears strolled through rain, snow, actual fire and a rotating tree. She was an acrobat, a Circus ringleader, a caged freak and a winged angel and she wore a sleek, dark wig for a whirlwind mash-up of 'Baby One More Time' and 'Oops!…I Did It Again.'" —Idolator, "Britney Spears 'Piece of Me' Show Opens In Las Vegas"
"The singer is extremely well rehearsed and in tune with her choreography. Yes, not only did Britney know all her moves, she executed them with the athletic prowess of an instructor at an upscale gym. In 'Me Against the Music,' Britney dons a black fedora and performs a polished and energetic dance solo." —Access Hollywood, "5 Things We Learned About Britney Spears' Opening Night In Las Vegas"
"For ['Work Bitch'], Britney broke out a smoldering performance to kick off the set. Emerging from a steel cage, Britney looked incredible in a sparkly, sheer outfit reminiscent of the one she wore for her iconic performance at the 2000 MTV VMAs. Her scintillating dance moves were just the cherry on top." —Hollywood Life, "Best Moments From 'Piece of Me'"
"Britney Spears’ return to the stage Friday was nothing short of a spectacle. The acrobatic, fiery 90-minute show featured the pop icon showcasing her catalogue of No. 1 hits.. ...pumped-up dance moves and dazzling costume changes." —TIME.com, "Best Video Moments From Britney Spears' Las Vegas Show"
"Pop princess Britney Spears proved that she’s still reigning royalty in the music world when she kicked off her two-year 'Britney: Piece of Me' residency Friday night in the new Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood. For 100 sizzling and satisfying minutes, Britney fired off a barrage of 24 nonstop hits and new songs from her eight platinum albums, danced up an athletic storm and had the 4,600-seat audience on its feet." —Las Vegas Sun, "Britney Spears Reigns Supreme As Pop Royalty With 'Piece of Me' At Planet Hollywood"
Photos via Splash News, AKM-GSI, David Becker, Denise Truscello.
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