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Monday March 29, 2004

Hey Britney

I am not what you call a Britney Spears fan. I don't own any of her cd's, and fail to pay attention to the pop diva gossip gauntlet that details her every move. I just don't care. Sure, I downloaded Toxic on Kazaa a few weeks ago. Who didn't? It's just so damn infectious... I couldn't help myself. But aside from this one guilty pleasure (whose sweet dance groove and dangerously flirtatious lyrics I'm sure she wasn't responsible for) I just don't care for her music or her live show. Especially her live show.

When I go to a concert, I want to hear real live music. Not a recording; not someone singing over a recording... why pay $50 to watch a two-hour lip sync session when I can buy the cd for $15 at Target and hear the same sounds for years? Okay, a little choreography is worth some change, but come on... at least sing at your own concert.

Whatever. Britney's rich, beautiful, and very famous. She can do whatever she wants, including mouthing the words she should be singing at Gund arena this Thursday. I just don't want to be around for it, let alone drop my (or anyone else's for that matter) hard-earned cash for her Milli Vanilli act. So imagine how I must feel like finding out that I'm going to this concert (and I use that term lightly) this week. I'm scheduled to do a little child care for some friends of my family the day of the show. The three kids I'm sitting are big Britney fans, and the parents are paying me to haul them downtown. Lucky me.

So, on Thursday I'll be one of the thousand average Janes watching Britney from the Gund's cheap seats, probably feeling as though I've sold my soul for some petty babysitting cash. Not only will I be there, but I'll be sharing the experience with three kids who'll be singing her tunes in the car all the way home. Do me a little favor, please, and say a prayer for me tonight. I'm going to need it if you want to hear from me again on Friday (and thereafter). Thank you, loving public.


let me take the kids...I LOVE britney!!!!!!! she is so...fill in the blank!!!lol

Your old roomie on March 30, 2004 12:09 AM

Been there, done that,( for brtiney, and New kids on the block) and will NEVER do it again. There isn't enough cash in the world that I would put myself through that torture!!! Drina, you ARE in my prayers, and have fun.

liz on March 30, 2004 06:56 AM

The parents changed their minds, and I"m not going! Praise the Lord Almighty, he hath answered our prayers :)

Drina on March 30, 2004 11:40 PM

hmm, lucky for you it didn't happen. i disagree wirth you on a couple of points though. firstly i didn't download, nor have i ever heard toxic. also britney is not at all beautiful. she is plastic-looking just like all the 'rest' of them. yuk

tristan on March 31, 2004 05:49 AM

Even though I don't like Britney much and think the whole lip sync thing is stupid - I CAN kinda see why it's necessary though. I mean, have you ever seen someone jump around and move so much and still be able to sing a song clearly? No matter how beautiful someone's voice is, it will never sound good when they are jumping up and down and moving so much.

Brooke on March 31, 2004 10:12 AM

Brooke, I'm not a huge Christina fan, but I would rather see her perform. She actually does sing during her shows. And she dances. My feeling is that if you're a singer... SING!


Drina on April 1, 2004 01:26 PM

hahahaa. oh how fun.
and just for an embarrassing tracy moment... here's a list of concerts that I have gone to.. willingly:
-new kids on the block (TWICE)
-spice girls
-plus one, carman, newsong & more (this one goes to the "strangest combo of bands"... EVER!)

oh and i really REALLY wanted to see vanilla ice, and mc hammer in concert...

tray on April 2, 2004 07:44 PM

Now there is the internet. And I really appreciate people like you who take their chance in such an excellent way to give an impression on certain topics. Thanks for having me here.


david on May 26, 2004 11:35 AM