Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Britney Takes The Stage Again

Britney Spears performed live Tuesday night for the first time in nearly three years with a 14-minute set for screaming fans in San Diego. Britney Spears performed live late Tuesday night for the first time in nearly three years with a 14-minute set for screaming fans in San Diego. Britney in a black wig and white pleated miniskirt, took to the stage at the San Diego House of Blues at about 10:15 p.m. Security guards rushed to the edge of the stage to hold back the fans. Spears then began her set, lip-syncing her hits "... Baby One More Time," "Do Somethin'," "I'm a Slave 4 U," "Breathe on Me" and "Toxic."

The show was filled with costume changes, back-up dancers and light and smoke effects. Britney performed Pussycat Dolls-style choreography with sexy hip-hop moves, head spins, twirls and rump-shaking. Rumors that Spears had been planning a comeback performance had been swirling for days. Last week, she was reportedly scheduled to perform three songs at the Hollywood club Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce, but plans fell through at the last minute.

The owner of the Millennium Dance Complex, where Britney has been spending a great deal of time training regularly for the last few weeks, says the singer has been working on material which resembles her earlier hits. "They'll be in the style we are all used to, the pop thing," Robert Baker tells PEOPLE. "But she's got bigger plans brewing, with music and dancing that's a break from her old stuff. She's really excited about that." Britney isn't planning to perform any new songs during the mini-tour, a source told PEOPLE Tuesday. She is sticking with classics like the ones she did last night. Spears is also planning several other performances this week, including shows at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif., on Wednesday, the Los Angeles House of Blues on Thursday and the House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay on Sunday.

As for Tuesday's show, a source says it was just the beginning: "It's kind of warming up. That's probably the best way to describe it." Britney's last major performance was in June 2004 during her Onyx Hotel Tour in Dublin, Ireland, which was cut short when she injured her knee. After Britney cancelled the rest of her tour in Europe she decided to focus on family life and included marrying dancer, Kevin Federline in September 2004, having her first son, Sean Preston, one year later in 2005 and one year after Sean her second son, Jayden James came along. Two months after Jayden's birth, Sean's 1st birthday and her second wedding anniversay Britney filed for divorce from Kevin in November 2006. From the time of the filing till entering rehab on February 20, 2007, Britney's life consisted of partying. Since leaving rehab Britney has finialized her divorce and worked on this comeback.


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