Britney brings Vegas to Singapore

Pop singer Britney Spears entertained the crowd with her many outfit changes and spectacular sets at her first full-length concert here.
Pop singer Britney Spears entertained the crowd with her many outfit changes and spectacular sets at her first full-length concert here.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

The one-time princess of pop Britney Spears brought a bit of Las Vegas to her first full-length concert in Singapore last night - with razzle-dazzle costumes, spectacular sets, lasers and a troupe of dancers.

Kicking off the Singapore Indoor Stadium concert at 8.10pm, the 35-year-old American opened with Work Bitch in a sparkly green leotard that left little to the imagination. Many in the crowd were millennials, who grew up during the singer's peak when No. 1 albums and being paparazzi fodder were the norm for her.

During the concert, Las Vegas-style set changes came on tracks such as Me Against The Music, as she danced around wall sets reminiscent of the ones from the music video.

While performing the sensual Slave 4 U, she brought out a pole, as dancers flanked her. Outfit changes were also aplenty as Spears went from one leotard to another.

Her Asian tour, which kicked off in Japan on June 3, also includes shows in the Philippines, South Korea and Taiwan.

 

Anjali Raguraman

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2017, with the headline 'Britney brings Vegas to Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe