NEW ORLEANS — As is fitting of any circus, Britney Spears' big-top revival kicked off with some big cats.
More specifically, the Pussycat Dolls, who opened things up with a super-charged, super-sexxed dance bonanza, complete with pelvic thrusts, hair tosses and some ultra-fierce posing. Oh, and songs too.
Sure, the biggest squeals came whenever lead Doll Nicole Scherzinger mentioned
The music pounded and the lights blared as the Dolls launched into "Don't Cha," which had the audience screaming loudly. "Stickwitu" saw a bevy of hands (and cell phones) held aloft, and the dance routine that accompanied "Buttons" -- full of stomping and syncopated strutting -- was cheered wildly.
The Dolls closed with "When I Grow Up" and joined hands in the middle of the stage, and Scherzinger thanked their fans before asking, "Who's ready for the Circus?!?"
Why, everyone, of course.