Britney Spears in Oakland, CA
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Artist or Entertainer?
With eight dancers whirling, five band members rocking and two backup
singers wailing, the Karaoke style prerecorded soundtrack boomed and the
sold-out arena launched into a wave of screaming boys and girls that
continued the length of the 90-minute show. The star prowled an enormous
three-tiered stage that extended the length of the venue. It was pure
excess, and it was pure Britney. At times she was obviously
lip-synching, and her stage patter was as rehearsed as her musical
numbers. What does it matter? Itís Britney!
20 year old Britney is at a career turning point, trying to draw an
older audience without alienating her lucrative young fan base. It's a
delicate balancing act, and her Oakland concert showed Spears wants it
both ways. Unsure of how to proceed, she's keeping one foot in teen
stardom while the other tests the waters of the adult diva world
Questions & Answers
Who opened up for Britney?
A very talented girl named Nikka Costa.