18 May 2004 – Britney Spears : The Onyx Hotel Tour – Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon
We spend 1996 at 2004 without going through the square without touching 20 000 francs ! ^^ I'll remember all my life the day we took the seats… I was terminally and I used to hang out at night on MSN. One night, Britney Spears was being discussed with Nathalie and we realized we had both wanted to go see her in concert ! As she passed in Lyon (not very far from home finally), we thought : Bank ! The 18 May 2004, concert day, I planned to skip class to be earlier in Lyon, story that is well placed what ! Except ... it was not counting on my legendary bad luck ! That Tuesday, unfortunately for me : TP noted for Physics and Chemistry bin ! horror misfortune. So I had to take an exam in the afternoon before jumping in the car to Lyon ! The mouth that pulled when we saw the queue ...
We must also remember that the Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon is a rotten room ... ! Personally I know that I fear every time I have a concert there : any length, can end up in 2 time 3 moves to the other end of the room ! And ... well that was the case this time ! A small screen to the huge room, it urged all sides : we had to back off a little more to avoid crushing us by the mass : 15 000 people that night ! Arf ... we were young at the time, now, could kill to be at the forefront ! Lol ! First part, the wife of Will Smith : Jada Pinkett, who plays us some of his biggest non-success ! Then a long wait : people even booed ... she is waiting the bitch !
The curtain hiding the stage fly away to reveal the beautiful scenery of the Onyx Hotel – the staging of this show is really very successful ! A big man appears on stage to welcome us at the Onyx Hotel based blah ... But we who cares about him, what we want is Britney ! Britney ! Britney ! And here ... blonder than ever on his madness bus, it is « Toxic » that starts the concert ! This is perhaps the most exciting outfit his entire career : this combination that the black mold – a wonder ! Lol ! From what we can understand from the staging, one is in the hotel lobby : the dancers finally become the Onyx Hotel staff all evening : « Overprotected », « Boys », « Showdown » follow. What is significant is that the songs are played live ... Well yes and no appreciable, because some titles not lose even when deeply hurt ! The musical result is very original !
Second Lounge Table ... ? Short, basically we are in the hotel bar ! Lol ! The spotlight is given to the early success of Britney revised and corrected version "cabaret" : « Baby One More Time », « Oops… I Did it Again ! » and « (You Drive me) Crazy »... I have to say this is not my favorite part ... I've never gotten used to these versions ! Good « Crazy » is widely salvageable, but the other two ... ! Brrr ... Fortunately staging is funny ! If not, we would have serious shit ! The big manager intervenes several times in the show to fill the gaps caused by costume changes and challenges at a time a girl in the audience to say things in English that she did not seem to understand, because it screams every word… more like a bitch ! Lol !
Small video interlude that takes us to the garden ... Creepers ... A piano ... smoke ... a ... Britney's lip-synching : it is the time prefabricated emotion : « Everytime », the tube of the moment ! Not bad. But not as beautiful as my favorite part of the concert : « The Hook Up » : whore, « The Hook Up » what ! It was my favorite song on the album « In The Zone » at the time, and today, it is a cult song for me ! The staging rasta colors is the most beautiful effect, and choreography ... Wow ! Non, really ! Thank you for not having forgotten this title – even if he was caught by his place « Get Naked (I Got A Plan) » – remains etched in my heart fan ! Lol ! background to continue with ... « Slave » obviously : the decor junglesque him look great ! It is a title that makes pretty good with real musical instruments ! and like, chorea, worship what ! It is due to this reason that I was hooked, so inevitably ...
I start to say that I found everything awesome ... I'll have to calm my Brit'attitude : it's done with « Shadow » ! Lol ! Britney finds herself elevated above the stage in a huge sky blue dress ... the staging is very airy ... but it's not the kind of thing that touches my soul – I prefer it in slinky combinations ! Or in transparent outfits like that ... « Touch Of My Hand » : one is in the bathroom my kids ! And Britney takes a bath singing masturbation ! It's not huge ?! No ... it is much less massive than : « Breathe On Me » : bedroom. And especially the big controversy of the time in the media ! The famous kiss number has not been appreciated by parents : everything happens on a huge bed, she ends up kissing her partner – which band as a bull (all well highlighted on the big screen). The hotel tower broadcasts meanwhile couples copulate shadows and dancers touching well as it should… I see many mothers leave the room with their kids crying foul : it succeeded !
Hot ! The sexy table ends with the departure of the room ... Britney puts on a raincoat and interpreter « Outrageous » ! There too, it makes great musically, But I'm not a fan of this title ! The fat pig back on stage ... I guess in history, it pulls morning : it is completely wiped, belches and farts to outdo ... Funny. Finally I, pee-poo humor, I'm a fan ^^ All that to start the intro « (I Got That) Boom Boom » penultimate title of show ! Britney thanks the public and presents her dancers before leaving the scene before recall ! The atmosphere turns, something mysterious we feel fall into place, and it's wonderful « Me Against The Music » which closes the show in good standing : concretely, I did not understand the story at the time of the show, so I will not go further in interpretation… Lol ! But I love that title c'pas my fault ! It all ends rather quickly anyway ... the room was quickly out to see if we could 'accidentally’ see Britney bus ! And lack of pot, non ! But in return, is the dancers can be seen ! And they make us sign ! I was super happy ! Lol !
I enjoyed this concert - first time I chose myself to go see an artist ! And not just anyone : What my beloved Britney ! We can say what we want on its way to evolve on stage but it is an incredible show woman at that time ! What is significant here, is the consistency : the theme of the hotel, a light staging, extremely successful suits ! And, at the time, she still had that connection with the audience : she spoke, laughing, dancing ... swinging water on people ! We must admit that times have changed ... unfortunately ... Well whatever happens, only for « The Hook Up » I am happy to have stayed there ! Lol ! Ouiii, j'fais really fixette on this title ^^. It ends with one of the best moments of the concert : sexy « I’m A Slave 4 In ". Feel free to subscribe to my pages : Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be informed of the news blog ! And everything about our beloved Britney, simply click on the tag Britney Spears ♥
Setlist : Toxic / Overprotected (The Darkchild Remix) / Boys (The Co-Ed Remix) / Showdown / Baby One More Time/ Oops!… I Did It Again / (You Drive Me) Crazy / Everytime / The Hook Up / I’m A Slave 4 The / Shadow / Touch Of My Hand / Breathe On Me / Outrageous / (I Got That) Boom Boom / Me Against The Music (Rishi Rich’s Desi Kulcha Remix)
extract DVD : “I”m A Slave 4 The”