The night the lights went out a Planet Hollywood for Britney Spears, every drunk gal with dreams of a basic bitch weekend in Las Vegas (aka me) wondered how could life go on knowing we would never have the opportunity to play slots, get hammered, and belt out “Lucky” in the presence of the actual “singer” of the song. Well, those dreams were restored last night when Brit Brit finally gave official acknowledgement to what we’ve known all along: she’s just moving her show across the Strip to the Park Theater at the Park MGM. The way she announced it, though, had some people wanting her to gimme gimme more. Sorry, I just had to.
Billboard says Britney’s Domination. show will launch in February of next year, and the whole thing was livestreamed on Ellen DeGeneres’ YouTube channel. Tickets go on sale next week, and Britney had one of her handlers tweet out the official deets:
Excited to be returning to Vegas in February 2019 at the @ParkTheaterLV with a brand new show!!! Tickets go on sale Friday, October 26th, and fans on my mailing list will have access to an exclusive pre-sale at 10am PT tomorrow! #BritneyDomination https://t.co/bZusGFxVMb pic.twitter.com/Bzgc22vsNS
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) October 19, 2018
Things get a little debatable over Billboard claiming the announcement involved Britney “mingled with fans” because some reports say how GREAT it was, and others say all she did was mingle with her hair while people cheered the sight of her after enduring a long-ass promo video. People says the whole thing was “over-the-top” because that’s what Britney’s team told them to. Trucks emblazoned with “BRITNEY” were clogging the Strip, fans in Britney merchandise chased the trucks all the way to the Park Theater, and video projections of Britney and her most iconic performances were blasted on the side of the hotel. Forbes reporter Hugh McIntyre was there and said the announcement about an announcement on Ellen last week should have been our first clue this was going to be a disaster.
Hugh says the 28-minute spectacle was hosted by Ellen correspondent Kalen Allen, and it was about 27.95 minutes too long. The promo video projection was capped with fireworks, smoke, and Brit Brit. There she was! Finally on stage! Smiling like she just got a bowl of cheesy grits! And then she did…abso-fucking-lutely nothing. Hugh said Britney waved, played with her hair, and then walked down some steps from the stage and past her fans and drove off.
I mean, at least when Madonna is worn down and launches her own Vegas residency, she’ll at least try to dry hump half the younger fans in the audience before sucking the life out of them. Now THAT’S audience interaction! Britney’s fans get jack shit! Eh, there’s still her self-tousling and a wave. That’s still more than they got during the Blackout years! Check out more from last night’s “announcement” in the gallery below: