USA Today ehti ensimmäisenä arvioimaan Piece of Me -shown, ja arvio on erittäin positiivinen. Lipsynkkaus ymmärretään hyvin, mutta miinusta tulee vähäisestä kommunikoinnista yleisön kanssa. Tähän väliin voisi sanoa, että sellainen ei ole ikinä kuulunut Britneyn kiertueisiin. Lopuksi artikkeli muistuttaa, että katsomossa olleet poptähdet ovat paljosta velkaa Britneylle.
LAS VEGAS — In 90 energy-packed minutes Friday, Britney Spears rewrote the Las Vegas residency playbook.
Where the Elvis-pioneered tradition has long limited itself to, let’s just say, more mature artists with decades of hits to their names, Spears, 32, stomped into town with a 21-hit salute to her 15 years of dance confections that artfully melded spectacle with stagecraft.
Spears’ mission in a nutshell: to turn a cavernous 7,000-seat amphitheater into a raging nightclub. Mission accomplished. Only during the show’s three slower songs — which included the poignant Perfume — did the sold-out crowd bother to take its seats.
Britney: Piece of Me, which will run for 98 shows over two years at Planet Hollywood’s Axis theater here, made its intentions clear from its opening number, the infectious will.i.am-produced hit Work Bitch.
Floating down to her office — a massive, 100-foot-wide stage flanked by panels that displayed images from 60 projectors — in a huge steel sphere, Spears quickly strutted to the front of a phalanx of 16 alien-masked dancers and led them through an intense workout in front of family (sister, brother, mom and dad) and famous friends (Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez).
From there on, it was nonstop club tracks anchored to exquisite sets and dazzling choreography. One could almost make the argument that this show might entertain a non-Britney fan because of its production values, which is likely not the case with other residencies — if you don’t care for Elton John, not even a $10 million piano would keep you seated for his Vegas hit parade.