Tuesday night, Britney Spears returned to the stage for the first time since 2004 in a "surprise" performance at the San Diego House of Blues. While the "surprise" was sort of ruined over a week ago, as Internet murmurings began that the unknown "M+Ms" with the upcoming HoB tour was actually Britney, the pop tart kept fans guessing until the very last minute: her set began over two hours late. (Perhaps because her tour bus was pulled over for "disturbing traffic" on the way down to San Diego.) Beginning around 10 pm, the actual performance lasted just 16 minutes. She performed five songs: "Baby One More Time," "I'm a Slave For You," "Breathe On Me," "Do Something" and "Toxic." Check out video of a portion of the performance here.
Brit wore a brunette wig, a pink, sparkling bustier and a tiny, white skirt with knee-high boots. She lip-synched all the songs but danced her butt off, and most of the 650 fans in the audience seemed to be happy with the performance. She spoke only four words during the performance: "Thanks, everyone, for coming."
There are still reportedly two more stops on the Britney Spears Comeback Tour: the HoB in Anaheim tonight, and the HoB in West Hollywood tomorrow night. We'll see if Brit makes it on time to any of those.
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Britney Spears Gives First Performance in Nearly Three Years
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