I've heard a lot about it today and saw part of her performance on the news. The performance was a bit blah but honestly, I always thought she was a no talent hick. In other words, I don't know why this is so overhyped. Shouldn't we just expect a bad performance period? I can't get YouTube at my work place so hopefully I can upload a video later.
Like, six years ago, Britney sucking it up at a live performance would have been a really big deal because she was at the top of her game and making money hand over fist. Whether or not she was any good at what she did was irrelevant because when it came to her, it was never about her singing and dancing talent. It was all about marketing her brand and quickly as possible.
Today, however, Britney has become nothing more than a tabloid icon. When they announced that she was staging a comeback at the VMAs the entire world took a deep breath and started anticipating the kind of trainwreck that only post-shaven head Britney could provide. Everyone is feigning shock at her performance, but really everyone knew it was going to suck.
It wasn't the complete disaster that the tabloid websites want you to think it was. I've read that she's out of shape and the performance was a clusterf**k. I expected her to look like a woman who has had two kids and lives on a diet of Marlboro lights, Hostess Apple Pies and Red Bull but she just looked like the Britney Spears they photographed walking out of a gas station bathroom with her bare feet. Musically, the song sucked, but so do all of her others, so what else is new?
The press was just expecting a complete bi-polar meltdown, mid performance and huge headlines that are the final nail in her coffin but what they got was what Britney has always done. The only thing everyone has failed to consider is that she's doing the same old stuff to a crowd that was obsessed with her when they were 12. Now they're 20. Do the math.