Britney Spears worked it hard for the Los Angeles show on her Femme Fatale Tour, dancing with far more vigor than an earlier clip from a rehearsal, but she was still just a shadow of her earlier self on stage.
Perhaps Britney has too much to live up to compared with her early years, when she took the music world by storm with her Michael Jackson dance moves and sexy voice.
The voice is still there, but her dance moves were good, but not spectacular and at times she wore skimpy bikini costumes that revealed her tummy rolls.
When she sprawled on the floor, for a fleeting moment, it was anyone’s guess if she would be able to get up gracefully on her own.
Check out Brit’s photos; click to enlarge!
But when she wore form fitting body suits that pulled in her stomach, with what had to be a tight-fitting girdle, she looked tons better.
Spears has had two children, Sean Preston, five, and Jayden James, four, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
But at 29, she should be at the peak of her career. Instead, she’s outclassed on stage by singers a nearly a decade or more older, such as Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas and Gwen Stefani of No Doubt.
Still she played to a packed house and won generally good reviews.
And she worked it hard. Spears sang a 22-song set, although four songs were in two medleys. And, her dancing was noticeably better.
She even thrilled a concertgoer with a lap dance on stage. (Haven’t we seen that somewhere else?)
She used a pink feather boa to tease her fan before wrapping her legs around his neck.
Britney performed a similar dance on a surprised fan in San Jose last week
Just to prove she still has it, Spears danced to most of original choreography from an earlier tour for her hit song, “I’m a Slave 4 U.”
Check it out below.