For the next couple of days, Britney Spears and her gang will be amongst us in Chicago. She will be promoting her newest album “Circus” for two evening performances tonight and Wednesday night, at the All State Arena. Tickets are still available on ticketmaster.com, shockingly after the star’s “comeback” was thouroughly hyped up by the media. *cough*MTV*cough*
I say that in quotations because it’s hard to determine whether or not this is conisdered a comeback. How does one define a comeback? I’d define a comeback as something glorious… perhaps Michael Jordan returning to the NBA… something along those lines?
However you choose to define a comeback–a witty insult, a return with some improvement, or, maybe a reappearance from a long break–let’s take a few moments to reflect back upon Britney’s circus, er, I mean life and career.
Almost five years ago the pop princess began her soon-to-be rollercoaster of a life. In June 2004 she found herself reaching that point in the ride right before the first major drop sends the cart wheeling around. Britney had suffered her second knee injury while filming a music video for her hit “Me Against the Music.”
An injury that would surpass surgical fees, a knee brace and four months rest. An injury that would force her to call off her summer tour that was expected to visit 36 U.S. cities, “The Hotel Onyx Tour.” The downfall… humiliation… do we even need to go over this?
That summer, all Britney could do was rest and let her fans know that she would be back… as fans waited to be reimbursed for their letdown in 2004.
Five years, one divorce, countless wigs and two kids later…