Britney Spears Wows the Crowd in Las Vegas
The pop starlet, 29, took to the Palms Casino Resort's Rain Nightclub stage in Las Vegas Friday night, previewing three of her new songs from her upcoming Femme Fatale album, which will hit shelves on Tuesday.
During a 45-minute set that included three short breaks for costume and stage changes – during which Jersey Shore's Pauly D, resident DJ for the Palms, kept the crowd of about 1,500 warmed up – Spears performed "Hold It Against Me," "Big Fat Bass" and "Till The World Ends."
Spears did little talking to the crowd during the mini concert, asking only, "What's up, Vegas? How you guys feeling? You guys having a good night?"
The performance was being filmed for an MTV special, to air next week in conjunction with the release of the album.
In her first public performance since her successful Circus tour in 2009, Spears appeared on stage in front of a prop electric chair while singing "Hold It Against Me." With her boyfriend, Jason Trawick, and father, Jamie Spears, looking on from a VIP area, she later appeared inside an oversized boombox during the "Big Fat Bass" number, outfitted in a tight black outfit and policeman's cap.
To wrap up the show, Spears sang "Till The World Ends," dressed in a one-piece brassiere with her breasts highlighted by blinking red lights. Moving to the tune beside her backup dancers, Spears walked up to an elevated steel beam, dancing to the song before fireworks, then Spears raised her arms to signify the end of the performance.