Britney Spears' NYC Fans Say Circus Show Has 'Sparks'

'She worked really hard,' notes one fan after seeing Brit at Madison Square Garden.

NEW YORK — For the first of three shows that Britney Spears is performing at Madison Square Garden this week on the second leg of her Circus tour, fans came out in droves to catch a peek of the pop star performing some of their favorite tunes.

And those fans were still stoked after the concert was over. "It was like a circus!" Laura told MTV News just moments after the show wrapped. "She worked really hard. She was all oiled up. 'Womanizer' [was my favorite]. Everybody loved it."

Another fan, Chris Dilella, caught the Circus the last time it came to town, but he felt that Britney definitely kept it fresh this time around. "Britney is absolutely awesome, and she's amazing," he said. "I feel like some of the song she did at the end, they changed a little. I liked 'Circus' in the beginning. I liked the sparks."

After seeing the concert, young fan Lauren couldn't help but pick Britney as her favorite over a newbie pop princess. "I love Britney. She's my role model," she said. "She's better than Miley Cyrus. My favorite song is 'Circus.' "

Meanwhile, a few of Britney's international fans weighed in on the singer's pop princess status and gave her a promotion after seeing her perform. "The new queen of pop," one fan from England said. "It used to be Madonna, but now Britney Spears. She's amazing."