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THE VENUE WAS TOO SMOKEY? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!
April 15, 2009 4:08 PM   Subscribe

WE WANT OUR MONEY BACK BRITNEY SPEARS

Fans demand refund for interrupted Britney Spears concert. The show was in full swing when Spears called a halt to it, stalking off stage with her dancers with no warning whatsoever. Her stunned fans waited in confusion and darkness until an announcement eventually revealed that the stage had become "too smoky" for the performers. The Toxic performer, who doesn't even sing live at her shows, walked off stage after just three songs.

(Creators of the website) point out that Spears is allegedly a smoker herself.
posted by KokuRyu (69 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Who the fuck is getting stoned at a Britney fucking Spears concert? What the hell?
posted by mr_roboto at 4:13 PM on April 15, 2009 [9 favorites]


the momentum was ruined for man.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 4:13 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


These people should join forces with the Tea Party activists and, together, tea-bag Britney Spears.
posted by billysumday at 4:13 PM on April 15, 2009 [8 favorites]


web 0.0
posted by seagull.apollo at 4:15 PM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Why, yes, I am tire of getting rip off. I think concert goer should ban together.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 4:16 PM on April 15, 2009 [7 favorites]


Who the fuck is getting stoned at a Britney fucking Spears concert?

1) People I want to hang out with. 2) People who want to keep their sanity. 3) Your mom. 4) All of the above.
posted by piratebowling at 4:17 PM on April 15, 2009 [22 favorites]


Boo to this.
posted by boo_radley at 4:17 PM on April 15, 2009


LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!
posted by mattdidthat at 4:19 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


This site is brilliant (and I'm not just saying that because it was written by my cat).
posted by dhammond at 4:19 PM on April 15, 2009 [14 favorites]


Boo to this.
posted by boo_radley


Eponysteribal.
posted by gman at 4:19 PM on April 15, 2009


What, you DIDN'T get your money back? I got it and then some: a personal apology from Brit and a free iPhone.
posted by Brocktoon at 4:21 PM on April 15, 2009


"We must all ban together, or, most assuredly, we will all ban separately."
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 4:21 PM on April 15, 2009


At last, the site that answers the question, "You paid serious money for a feigned performance by a clinically insane has-been: how'd that work out for you?"
posted by George_Spiggott at 4:21 PM on April 15, 2009 [10 favorites]


Between this and the Kari Ferrel post, the long slow march to make Metafilter indistinguishable from Fark is almost over.
posted by happyroach at 4:26 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


mr_roboto: "Who the fuck is getting stoned at a Britney fucking Spears concert? What the hell?"

Would you rather be stoned at a Britney Spears concert? Or just at a Britney Spears concert?
posted by Joe Beese at 4:28 PM on April 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


APART FORM HAVING WAITING MANY PERIODS OF TIME, THE "TOXIC" SONG SINGING WAS NOT PRESENT!! I AM EMITTING FUMES IN YOUR DIRECTION, SPEAR!! AND THEY ARE A FUME OF THE SMOKE TYPE!!
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 4:28 PM on April 15, 2009 [5 favorites]


the big question is - was show good? Was Britney 'singing' and performing as a professional giving audience full value for money spent.....

My question best asked is: what is answer? Not given - we need know. DEFINITE. How else 'deciding' to spend moneys? Buy singles ticket for Jonas Broths? Lobotomy?
posted by gompa at 4:28 PM on April 15, 2009 [5 favorites]


MY FAVORITE PAGE WAS PAGE4
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady at 4:28 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Looks kind of like a spinoff from Hillary Is 44 (which -holy crap- is still going).
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 4:29 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


To quote Brittney from her San Jose show:

"WHAT UP SACRAMENTO?"
posted by GuyZero at 4:31 PM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Lentrohamsanin: "Looks kind of like a spinoff from Hillary Is 44 (which -holy crap- is still going)."

sigh... what a thrilling election season that was.

H44 was like No Quarter's retarded older sister.
posted by Joe Beese at 4:34 PM on April 15, 2009


Also, since this was in Vancouver, I blame Jian Ghomeshi.
posted by GuyZero at 4:35 PM on April 15, 2009


Who the fuck is getting stoned at a Britney fucking Spears concert?

Me and a few friends once got wasted and went to a Debbie Gibson mall concert. I don't know if it was because of what was coursing through our bloodstreams, but she was electrifying. We went nuts. And the more we jumped around cheering and hollering, the more hyper and rowdy the 200 preteen girls around us got, too. Parents gave each other worried looks, and before too long, security asked us to leave. I can understand the parents' point of view, but it's not like we got a pit started or anything, jeez.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:35 PM on April 15, 2009 [25 favorites]


Britney was once the next Madonna. What happened, Britney? You were destined for greater things than Florida. Well, anything but Florida, really.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:36 PM on April 15, 2009


There's a video clip! I seem to recall the same thing being done in a Doonesbury strip years ago.
posted by GuyZero at 4:36 PM on April 15, 2009


GM Place is a relatively new stadium with all of the latest bells and whistles. We aren’t talking about an aging auditorium with 30 years old fans.

wat
posted by liquorice at 4:37 PM on April 15, 2009


> Would you rather be stoned at a Britney Spears concert? Or just at a Britney Spears concert?

Speaking as someone who made the mistake of getting stoned and going to see an afternoon matinee of Spice World, I'm gonna have to go with the latter.
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:39 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!

Not to do mattdidthat down, but I love how no-one has favourited this comment.
posted by tapeguy at 4:39 PM on April 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


THE VENUE WAS TO SMOKEY?

VENUE : SMOKEY :: WEBSITE : MISSPELLY
posted by dersins at 4:45 PM on April 15, 2009 [9 favorites]


supporters did not receive the value for their investment.

This was true loooooong before the concert stopped.
posted by Lemurrhea at 4:47 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd like to thank everyone for alerting me to the terrible spelling and grammar of the site. That expectation made it all the more hilarious when I got to the "ET AL". morelike et al CAPS, amirite?
posted by DU at 4:51 PM on April 15, 2009


Marisa Stole the Precious Thing: "Me and a few friends once got wasted and went to a Debbie Gibson mall concert. I don't know if it was because of what was coursing through our bloodstreams, but she was electrifying."

I once went to a show put on by a small regional wrestling promotion. The kind of evening where the audience patiently endures a 30 minute delay in the middle because the crew assembled the steel cage wrong side out.

I didn't know anything about the wrestlers or their gimmicks - other than what was obvious from their entrance. But when the scrappy lucha underdog came out, I truly cheered for him... needing no reason other than he was the scrappy lucha underdog.

[Debbie said the future would be electric. I'm not sure she was wrong.]
posted by Joe Beese at 4:54 PM on April 15, 2009


They were foolish enough to spend their money on Britney Spears in the first place, and *now* they feel cheated?!

I feel cheated by her, and I've never spent a thing on enabling her behavior.
posted by markkraft at 4:55 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm finding it difficult to make out the author's indent.
posted by snofoam at 4:57 PM on April 15, 2009


Me and a few friends once got wasted and went to a Debbie Gibson mall concert.

Yeah, but BS is a high-ticket-price entertainment option. I'd get it if it were free, but how many heads are shelling out over $100/ticket to see Britney?
posted by mr_roboto at 4:59 PM on April 15, 2009


I suppose it takes all kinds....
posted by mr_roboto at 5:00 PM on April 15, 2009


Debbie Gibson...was electrifying

Is this a surprise? What part of Electric Youth would make one assume she would be anything other than electrifying?
posted by snofoam at 5:01 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


The Card Cheat: "Speaking as someone who made the mistake of getting stoned and going to see an afternoon matinee of Spice World, I'm gonna have to go with the latter."

Not only did I see Spice World in the theaters, I saw it a second time to write a paper on it for a semiotics class.

I've never seen it stoned, but I'm sure I'd see new things in it if I did.
posted by Joe Beese at 5:01 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]



Britney was once the next Madonna.

And Madonna was once the next... um... who ever was a famous bitter talentless dried-up hag.

Was that too harsh?
posted by tkchrist at 5:06 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


All I can picture is Patty-and-Selma types standing around in the dark talking about Britney Spears like she's MacGuyver.
posted by pokermonk at 5:09 PM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


>Not only did I see Spice World in the theaters, I saw it a second time to write a paper on it for a semiotics class. I've never seen it stoned, but I'm sure I'd see new things in it if I did.

Don't be so sure. It wasn't what I'd call a rich text.
posted by The Card Cheat at 5:14 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Looks kind of like a spinoff from Hillary Is 44 (which -holy crap- is still going).

Aside from the Obama being Muslim for an extended period of time, the big question is - was speech good? Was Obama 'speaking' and performing as a professional giving audience full value for money spent.....

OMG, you're right! Wait--does this mean that Hilary ClintonS is really BRITNEY SPEAR?
posted by yoink at 5:19 PM on April 15, 2009


And Madonna was once the next... um... who ever was a famous bitter talentless dried-up hag.

Cher?
posted by Pope Gustafson I at 5:19 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: Patty-and-Selma types standing around in the dark talking about Britney Spears like she's MacGuyver
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:27 PM on April 15, 2009


My pary are with you, I'm so sorry for your lots.
posted by Krrrlson at 5:30 PM on April 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yes, I'm tire of getting riped off, and fully offer my commlitment in support the indent of the author.

Why can't YouTube comments be this well written?
posted by Pinback at 5:44 PM on April 15, 2009


We aren’t talking about an aging auditorium with 30 years old fans.

Am I happy with this statement? DEFINITE NOT
posted by ob at 5:44 PM on April 15, 2009


Shit like this always seems so much more legitimate when the perpetrator is at least marginally literate.
posted by PuppyCat at 6:11 PM on April 15, 2009


DISCLAIMER - this website has been set up for informational purpose only.

That information presumably being to show the world that the site creators can't spell and have no grammar skills, to say nothing of their taste in music.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 6:17 PM on April 15, 2009


How is Brittney formed? How venue get smokey?
posted by Ian A.T. at 6:24 PM on April 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


Yummm! Black type on pink. I assume it's that way to deter you from noticing the spelling/grammar.
posted by Nauip at 6:39 PM on April 15, 2009


Oh, is Britney a socialist, too? Neat!
posted by blucevalo at 7:13 PM on April 15, 2009


Joe Beese: Would you rather be stoned at a Britney Spears concert? Or just at a Britney Spears concert?

I am shocked - shocked - that nobody has offered up the only obviously-sane answer, "just stoned". Metafilter, you've let me down.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:29 PM on April 15, 2009


The spelling on the page has gotten better since I first looked at it. At one point it was proclaiming "WE WANT OUR MONEYS BACK BRITNEY SPEAR".

I'm not sure whether that makes it more or less amusing.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 8:33 PM on April 15, 2009


Stoned at a Britney concert?

Bad trip, man, bad trip.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:41 PM on April 15, 2009


wow - you guys are so harsh - such haters - it must be nice for you to be able to go through life without your tape recorder ever breaking
posted by pyramid termite at 9:55 PM on April 15, 2009


A username and password are being requested by http://www.refundfrombritney.com. The site says: "restricted area"

At this point, alleged lip-synching or not - the momentum was ruined for the audience.

A competent lawyer, well versed on this type of scenario will review complaints and determine if legal action can be taken.
posted by swell at 10:30 PM on April 15, 2009


I was taken to a Bon Jovi concert some years back at the Houston Rodeo, of all places. Halfway through "Livin' on a Prayer" I tried to envision myself as the only person in the stadium (no performers, no sound, nobody) and had some kind of odd out-of-body experience. It was really rather ecstatically pleasurable.

What is all this about again?
posted by Burhanistan at 10:57 PM on April 15, 2009


Is this a post I would have to smoke or otherwise ingest to understand?
posted by loquacious at 11:21 PM on April 15, 2009


mr_roboto: "Who the fuck is getting stoned at a Britney fucking Spears concert? What the hell?"

piratebowling: "1) People I want to hang out with. 2) People who want to keep their sanity. 3) Your mom. 4) All of the above."

5) House Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. Eric Cantor is unimpressed with all the uproar over the revelation that he attended a Britney Spears concert while President Barack Obama convened the second primetime news conference of his presidency.

"I don't know why that's an issue whatsoever," said the House Minority Whip. "There was a concert and I had a political event at that concert. Look, that is why I was there."
(I assume "had a political event" is GOP slang for "toked up BIG TIME.")
posted by Rhaomi at 11:51 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


From the disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER - this website has been set up for informational purposes only. The intent of the author is to compile a list of names and complaints to be forwarded for a legal opinion. All comments and content are the opinion of the the author only. This website has not been set up to not give legal advice.

Awesome.
posted by Infinite Jest at 12:07 AM on April 16, 2009


You further agree that the information that you send to the producers of this site may be forwarded to the media for publishing. Your contact information name will be not be disclosed to anyone other than a lawyer for the purposes previously stated.

Somebody help me wrap my head around this.
posted by forwebsites at 3:02 AM on April 16, 2009


It's too bad all those concertgoers gave away any right to suit when they stepped over the EULA mats between the washrooms and the bleachers.
posted by Construction Concern at 4:08 AM on April 16, 2009


Do you think Child Protection Services is making her take drug tests, and she's worried about testing positive off secondhand smoke? That's my theory, which I just made up with no basis in fact whatsoever.
posted by sdrawkcab at 6:21 AM on April 16, 2009


Oh come now. If you go the concert of someone who has had substance abuse issues, was flaky when she was sober, and is now on a money grab, you deserve to be swindled. It's not like she's been the paragon of sanity or reliability for the last few years.

Britney will only go away when we stop paying attention to her.

As the great Jeff Foxworthy once said, "That's why you can't give rednecks money!"
posted by reenum at 1:09 PM on April 16, 2009


I had a couple of students (high school biology class) who had gone to the show at the Tacoma dome, and they wore their Britney shirts the next day. When I asked if it was a good show, their eyes lit up and said it was awesome.

I asked if she had anything to say to the audience or if she just sang. They said she just sang. I asked what about it was cool. They talked about the circus stuff that didn't involve Britney.

So I guess it made some bubbly 10th grade girls happy, and really, if that's not her target audience, what is?

I'd really love to see Britney get her stuff together. I'm not a fan of her music, personally. I only know what's up with her because I'm unable to fully tune out pop culture even if I'm disinterested. But I think it'd be really cool if one morning she just woke up and said, "Oh my god, I'm a puppet, and my music sucks," and then did a massive 180 on her personal life, her responsibilities and her music and turned into something really cool. (I mean after all, she can be damn hot.)
posted by scaryblackdeath at 2:06 PM on April 16, 2009


Marisa Stole the Precious Thing: "Me and a few friends once got wasted and went to a Debbie Gibson mall concert. I don't know if it was because of what was coursing through our bloodstreams, but she was electrifying."

May I just interject here that I cannot hear Debbie Gibson's name without replaying in my head Bill Hick's coming up with his Debbie Gibson riff. (4:47 starts the jimi hendrix/debbie gibson hilarity.) You haven't had fun until you've trapped Bill in a Camaro on the way to Bastrop and then turned on the radio. Heh. Good times, good times. One can only imagine the fun he would have had with Ms. Spears.
posted by dejah420 at 2:59 PM on April 16, 2009


I was listening to her album on the way home from work today, and it is pop, no doubt about it, but sometimes it's okay to listen to pop. I like her album. I am kicking myself for not seeing her live, because seriously, with shows like that, it is so not about the singing. I saw Madonna in November, and it was fantastic.

I concur with the gentleperson who advocated leaving Ms. Spears to her own devices.
posted by mckenney at 3:55 PM on April 16, 2009


Zoom! Boing! Dakota!
posted by danb at 9:46 PM on April 16, 2009


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