Setting back sensitive U.S./Aussie relations that almost manifested in a fourth Crocodile Dundee movie, angry fans stormed out of Britney Spears’ concert in Australia Friday night demanding their money back, according to The Sunday Telegraph:
Spears mimed most of her songs on stage, singing only on ballads. Among fans who walked out early was Amanda Hawlet, 22, who drove from home two hours away and spent almost $500 on a weekend to see Britney. She left only half an hour into the action, angry at the miming.
“I want my money back or I want her to sing properly,” she said. “The ticket cost me $200 and she lip-synched the whole thing. It’s cost me half a week’s wage and you’ve got bills to pay, but you look forward to this concert, it’s a night out – and what do you get? Nothing! It was a waste of $200 – I could have got four pairs of shoes for that.”
The lack of big screens – masking Spears’ miming and taking the focus away from her rigid performance – left many in the cheap seats fuming. Fans complained that the US pop star spent large portions of the in-the-round show with her back to them.
“You couldn’t tell if it was Britney or not,” Mel McGuigan, 25, said.
In Britney’s defense, what exactly were these people hoping to see? Singing? Dancing? Professionalism? HA! That’s like going to a strip club and honestly expecting one of the dancers to let you take her out sometime. Except that’s a bad analogy because that’s really going to happen to me. Just 20, maybe 30, more lap dances. I can feel it.