By Jon Bream
The first sound I heard en route to The Circus Starring Britney Spears at Target Center was the clopping of high heels on the pavement along 7th St. It was obviously an evening of dress up for the young women who flocked to support the tarnished tabloid queen.
How was the show? A dizzying and dazzling three-ring pole dance. Britney was a ring mistress, a caged animal, a dominatrix, a magician’s assistant sawed into pieces, a stripper, a drill sergeant in a military jacket with a sequined peace sign — oh, just about any role you fantasized her taking on.
It was as fluffy, sticky-sweet and appealing as cotton candy.
As I left Target Center, some young women were sitting by the front doorway, high heels off, asking a security guard for a band-aid.
Here is the Circus set list. Some songs Britney lip-synced to, some she merely went offstage and changed costumes to.
1. Circus 2. Piece of Me 3. thunderstorm (costume change) 4. Radar 5. martial arts moves (costume change) 6. Ooh Ooh Baby/Hot as Ice 7. Boys 8. If U Seek Amy 9. Me Against the Music 10. Sweet Dreams (Marilyn Manson recording during costume change) 11. Freakshow 12. Get Nake 13. hotline (costume change) 14. Breathe on Me/Touch of My Hand 15. break the ice (costume change) 16. Do Something 17. Slave 18. ”American Boy” (Estelle recording during costume change) 19. Toxic 20. Baby, One More Time. ENCORE 21. Womanizer
What did you think of the show?