Britney Spears Concert was held on the 30th June 2017 in Singapore – her first ever concert held in the republic. We were lucky to be given a pair of tickets from a friend who could not attend at the last minute. Here’s our Britney Spears Concert review. (Photos at the bottom)
We love Britney, and all 90’s kids would agree that we grew up to her songs like “You Drive Me Crazy”, “Oops, I did it again” and “Hit me baby one more time”. You could not imagine our excitement when we reached the indoor stadium early. The organizer had a Pre-event party for fans – engaging dancers dancing to her songs at the indoor stadium ticket counter. Hyping up the atmosphere. There were also posters littered around the venue and long queues of fans could be seen snapping a picture of their favorite idol.
Entering the concert venue
Security was tight, which we did not mind. Safety is always of utmost priority and I think the Singapore Indoor Stadium had done a good job checking each bag manually. Fans were asked to take out the pouches in their bags for inspection. We were ushered into the indoor stadium. Note: unlike Singapore Sports Hub, where there are water coolers for you to fill up on water, at Indoor Stadium we had to purchase mineral water at $2 each. So pricey.
Main Event – Britney Concert (The good, the bad and the ugly)
Britney Spears’ shows are sold out in Las Vegas for a good reason. Her dance moves, the elaborate dance sets and raunchy dancers are like a buffet for your eyes. You can’t help but notice the effort spent in place to design these detailed costumes to feast the eyes.
Dance coordination was top notch, as the dancers showed off the complex moves and executing good teamwork. We were amazed with Britney and her dancers as they pulled off the dance sets after each song consecutively. At some point, we noticed Britney running hurriedly towards the backstage to change and be ready for the next set. At 35 years old, she could still dance non-stop for an hour and a half – we have to salute her for her boundless energy.
When a fan buys tickets to a recording artist’s live concert, there is an expectation to hear them sing. Unfortunately, with the existing sound system of the indoor stadium, it was obvious that the singing was a recording. We love Britney for her princess voice, but it seems there was little of it throughout the show. The only time we appreciated her singing was when she sang a birthday song for her crew. Belting out Happy Birthday showed that she still has it. The entire concert experience felt as if we were treated to a live music video instead.
After a period of repeated performances, the energy level seemed stale. There were times when the crowd just stopped dancing and stared at the performance. This was a sharp contrast to the Coldplay Concert we went in April where energy level were high throughout the night and the fans could be seen enjoying themselves, singing to Coldplay’s songs.
The saving grace was the last song, “Stronger”, where we finally could see crowds singing and dancing to it. There were some bits I could hear Britney’s voice over the recording which kind of invigorated the crowd. I wish all the performances were like this.
If this was a dance performance, I would say every cent was worth paying to watch it. Unfortunately, we had a level of expectation to sing-along with her. Thus, you did not miss much if you did not attend Britney’s Concert. The energy pumping dances got stale mid-away and I wished there were more interaction between the pop idol and her legion of fans.
For a price of $578, I would expect more from the organizer. Throwing in a cheap lanyard does not seem to satisfy my taste of value.