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Britney Spears kicked off her first major tour in five years at the New Orleans Arena Tuesday night. Reviews all across the board were a resounding “meh.” Most of them compliment her on not being a complete train wreck like at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards which, if you think about it, isn’t saying much.

The theme, of course, was a circus. A variety of acts performed in the background sometimes outshining Spears. PEOPLE says that at points, it seemed like Britney wasn’t into it at all. They called her performance labored with a lack of joy.

90 minutes after the opening, the concert ended and people were neither enthused or sullen. A good thing if you’re Britney Spears. At this point, middle of the road is the best she can ask for. As long as she didn’t fall and break her face and run home to cry in a chocolate pie, it’s considered great night.

CONCERT REVIEW: Britney Yet to Hit Stride [PEOPLE]
Britney’s Circus Takes Off in New Orleans [E!]
Acrobats, magicians and a bit of erotica: Britney Spears’ ‘Circus’ opens in New Orleans [LAT]

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