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  1. paul c says

    “Gay fan”? So is Bill O’Reilly interning at Towleroad this week? I can’t imagine how else you came up with that descriptive title otherwise.

  2. Fabulance says

    what and asshole.
    i wish she beat him with her baton.

    he is a disgrace, and what he did was overall wrong.
    idiot.

    where is mace when you need it.

  3. says

    Yeah, this is embarassing. He’s lucky they didn’t taser his stupid ass. NOBODY touches Britney!

    However, I’d totally fuck him. I love twinky blonde ass.

  4. fred says

    Boring – looks like she is phoning the performance in – and then all of a sudden real emotion – FEAR – a little scary – I feel sorry for her.

  5. Rad says

    20 year old male storms the stage at a Britney Spears concert? Oh that is just… sad. Cute, but so… very… sad.

    What was worse is, he was coerced by his mom to do it.

  6. Turi says

    What an idiot. Who would be stupid enough to startle a bipolar person brandishing a weapon?
    It was nice to see Brits suddenly wake up from her haze though.

  7. Michael says

    On Kyle’s MySpace page, under his friends list, the 30yo named Keith…check out his MySpace. Looks like Kyle is getting soem man action.

  8. Rafael says

    He is not the first and wont be the last. But what’s up with Brit following the moves of her dancers? does she not know her routine?

  9. Bill S. says

    There was a time when gay men were considered cultural authorities and arbiters of good taste. The popularity of Britney Spears among a generation of gay men proves that gay cultural sophistication is no longer the case.

  10. Miaulement says

    People pay money to see that? That could have been anybody on that stage dressed as a slutty cop (by the way, way to show props to female law enforcement everywhere, you’ve come a long way, Brits…)

  11. Hugo says

    Maybe he thought they were doing another one of these stupid HSM3-style commercials for Mohegan Sun, and he just wanted to be in it.

    More importantly, though: Is La Spears getting chunky, again?

  12. mistaketv says

    Someone please leak the mic feed. Her reaction is hilarious. I love how she continues to half-assedly go through the motions. What a trooper! The…um, show?…must go on, right?

  13. says

    Ugh, no Mike. Milli Vanilli wasn’t guilty of lip-synching per se….they didn’t sing a single note on their album. They were lip-synching to studio musicians. Britney may not be the most talented vocalist, but what she is doing is what 99% of artists today do, and what 100% of artists today do on arena tours. Guess you’ll have to find some other reason to hate her.

  14. Mike says

    Yeah, right, UGH. I suppose if your spectrum of music ranges from Lady Gaga to Britney Spears, your statement that “what she is doing is what 99% of artists today do, and what 100% of artists today do on arena tours.”

    Believe it or not, there are plenty of artists who sing live, maybe write their own songs, even play an instrument. I was at Coachella two weeks ago, saw about twenty performances, and not one act was pulling a Britney-Vanilli.

    I have nothing against Britney personally. If she’s able to fool people and hurts no one, good on her. But let’s be clear: she’s selling nothing but cheese’n’ crackers.

  15. says

    Cool Mike. Too bad I’m not a Britney fan, and shitty indie bands playing (badly) at Coachelle isn’t what I was talking about. I was talking about STADIUM SHOWS, not bunches of rag-tag emo muppets screeching their piteous “lyrics” into the mic while playing the acoustic triangle. That ‘music’ is about as much shit as Britney’s, just with a whole lot of pretension poured on. But “ZOMG, my particular brand of crap is so much better than everyone elses!@”!#@!#!@#” Whatever.

    And, um, yeah, still not the same thing as Milli Vanilli. Do are you just pretending you don’t get it, or are you actually that stupid?

  16. says

    UGH: There is no way that 99% of artists 100% lip-synch. Madonna sings live for most of her show, but gets criticized heavily for singing over heavy backing on dance numbers like “Sorry,” etc. Granted, more is expected of Madonna, but what, if anything, is expected of Britney? We’ve heard her live singing voice a handful of times in 10 YEARS. I would respect her more if she sang, but sang badly.

    I do agree, though, that many performances people think are live are lip-synched to specially recorded “live” vocals. And I would agree that the majority of live, non-rock acts use some kind of vocal sweetening, backing tracks and/or lipped segments. It’s just, nobody out side of Jennifer Lopez has relied on it as heavily and as shamelessly as Britney Spears.

    Mike: Lady GaGa does mostly live vocals, just sings over track on a couple of her most thumpin’ club numbers. She’s far superior to Britney.

  17. Mike says

    Matthew: point taken regarding Lady Gaga. Even she sings live. I also agree that lots of people use effects and such, and have no problem with it. A little flourish is fine. But Britney’s karaoke is a joke.

    UGH: Calling people stupid… is stupid. Setting aside your name-calling, I *do* get your point about the difference between Milli Vanilli and Britney: MV used studio musicians in the studio, whereas Britney uses her own voice, processes the shit out of it, then lipsyncs it live. So, er, I guess that’s something.

    Regarding Coachella, etc, it’s pretty clear you haven’t a clue what you are talking about. Maybe you consider the Killers, The Cure, Prince, Bjork, Franz Ferdiand, or Depeche Mode “bunches of rag-tag emo muppets screeching their piteous “lyrics” into the mic while playing the acoustic triangle”, but I think you would be alone in this. Ever heard of Paul McCartney? Yeah, he was there a few Fridays ago.

    If you would like to better informed about stadium shows, there are a number of performers playing this summer, and most will be singing and playing live, playing their songs.

  18. Mike says

    Matthew: point taken regarding Lady Gaga. Even she sings live. I also agree that lots of people use effects and such, and have no problem with it. A little flourish is fine. But Britney’s karaoke is a joke.

    UGH: Calling people stupid… is stupid. Setting aside your name-calling, I *do* get your point about the difference between Milli Vanilli and Britney: MV used studio musicians in the studio, whereas Britney uses her own voice, processes the shit out of it, then lipsyncs it live. So, er, I guess that’s something.

    Regarding Coachella, etc, it’s pretty clear you haven’t a clue what you are talking about. Maybe you consider the Killers, The Cure, Prince, Bjork, Franz Ferdiand, or Depeche Mode “bunches of rag-tag emo muppets screeching their piteous “lyrics” into the mic while playing the acoustic triangle”, but I think you would be alone in this. Ever heard of Paul McCartney? Yeah, he was there a few Fridays ago.

    If you would like to better informed about stadium shows, there are a number of performers playing this summer, and most will be singing and playing live, playing their songs.

  19. says

    ZOMG, wait?! You mean my percentages weren’t scientific? Lol. Well, I didn’t do a 20-year-study, no, that’s for sure. But yeah, sorry, just ’cause Madonna will stand and sing live while she “plays the guitar” for a couple sets doesn’t mean she never lip-synchs, as you pointed out. And what about appearances on TV? Strangley, the few times I’ve seen Britney sing live were ballads on SNL. Go figure.

    Clearly I was not defending Britney’s “talent” by any means, but anybody who’s even tangentially related to the recording industry knows that yes, with today’s new forms of technology and communication, you will be called on to lip-synch, sing along with a backing vocal, pre-record a vocal track, etc etc. This becomes even more true the larger the venue. To see it as an indictment of someone’s talent is stupid, because it usually doesn’t have a lot to do with that (Ashlee Simpson excepted).

    And of course, none of that has anything to do with Milli Vanilli, who weren’t just lip-synching but in fact never sang anything in the first place. Perhaps Mike gets it now.

    Mostly, I just get annoyed when people attack certain people like Britney just because of who they are. I would think there’s enough to legitimately criticize about her that people still wouldn’t harp on total non-issues like the fact that she lip-synchs her way through most of her heavily dance-intensive stage show (as if anybody else in her position wouldn’t as well). As if “Britney isn’t an ARTIST!” was some earth-shattering revelation anyway. Ugh.

  20. says

    Ooh, Mike, PAUL MCCARTNEY?! HE WAS IN THE BEATLES!#!@#!@#!@# ZOMG Coachella has credibility now!!!

    Not so much. I know I homogenized all the acts. I actually like some of them (not that I would still ever go though). I just wanted to rag on your shit while you were ragging on Britney fans’ shit. But of course, I am being hostile and stupid while you are being careful and thoughtful, right? Right. So, in short:

    1. It is ok to like acts if they will play Coachella.
    2. It is not ok to like Britney Spears.

    Gotcha.

  21. Mike says

    I think it’s totally fine that you like Britney spears, UGH. My boyfriend thinks she’s the shit, and I think she’s shit and we get along just fine. But let’s be clear: she is not representative of most music acts out there, no matter what you say.

    Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to enjoy my guilty pleasure: the Big Mac.

  22. says

    Lol, clearly you aren’t reading what I write, Mike. I have specifically stated I don’t like her (though I don’t hate her, either). Also, nowhere did I say she is ‘representative’ of anyone but herself. What I DID say was that it is stupid to knock her for lip-synching (and making Milli Vanilli references) when yes, most artists (even ones who play Coachella@#!@#!@#!@#!#@!#) have to lip-synch at some point these days. It’s just the way the industry works. Nobody’s saying bitch can sing. I don’t think even her fans believe that.

    Wow, reading comprehension has really gone downhill recently.

  23. Rob says

    I was at the Britney concert on Saturday night and saw her freeze and her hand was shaking and then I saw them throw the guy off the stage and down the stairs. What a jackass! To answer the question of her getting chunky, HELL NO! She looked awesome. We had seats about 15 feet from the stage and she looked awesome! Who cares if she lip syncs, she still gave a great performance, the Pussycat Dolls rocked also. They were the best opening act of any concert I have been to. I feel bad for Britney, this guy freaked her out and should be put in jail.
    The only bad thing about this concert was the teeny boppers standing in the rows in front of us, dancing, acting like fools, they were dancing even when the circus performers were doing their thing. These girls should be put in cell with the ass that jumped on stage, as his punishment!

  24. Mike says

    UGH!

    1) I only brought up Coachella to illustrate that I saw a number of performers that didn’t lip sync in their live performances. These include “arena-level” artists. You stated that “she is doing is what 99% of artists today do, and what 100% of artists today do on arena tours” and that is simply not true.

    2) Then I name-dropped who appeared in reply to the ridiculous statement that those who appear at music festivals, and I quote, are “”bunches of rag-tag emo muppets screeching their piteous “lyrics” into the mic while playing the acoustic triangle”. Clearly, Prince, The Cure, Franz Ferdinand, Bjork, and The Killers and Paul McCartney don’t fit your stereotype and none, by the way, lip-sync live.

    3) I acknowledged that Milli Vanilli is no Britney. Many congratulations to Ms. Spears for hopping over that low bar.

    So, to reiterate: 1) no, most arena artists don’t rely on lip-syncing. 2) No, Coachella isn’t all “Emo Muppets”, and how would you know anyway?, 3) yes, Britney is not Milli Vanilli, but both would fit well in a Venn diagram circle of “untalented overpromoted non-talents”.

    Good night.

  25. D says

    Drinking will cause you to do dumb things & who cares about this drunk psycho britney fan? If he was so famous he’d be a huge star on television everywhere but he is not that famous only on the web and he got his 20 mins of fame like the guy who cryed leave britney alone ! He is not a teen he is an adult and needs to act it and not act 12 !

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