Britney Spears’ Erotic Circus

At this point, you have to admire the girl’s gumption. Last night jugglers, clowns, magicians, martial artists, acrobats and rings of fire were supporting acts during Britney Spears’ highly anticipated first tour date in New Orleans. “[The circus theme is the] perfect metaphor for her own life as the world's favorite fallen angel,” writes the atypically effusive Los Angeles Times. Notable songs included a cover of Marilyn Manson’s version of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” and a Bollywood version of “Me Against the Music.” After a horrendous last year in the press, Spears appears well situated for a full comeback—the show was deemed “a success.”