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Britney Spears in Oakland, CA
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Britney Spears, 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

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Who opened up for Britney?
A very talented girl named Nikka Costa.

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