I got online today and learned that Aussies are "angry" that Britney Spears was apparently lip-syncing at her concert in Perth the other night. Britney is here to kick off the Australian leg of her tour and it's being reported that "about 100" fans walked out of her concert on Friday after realizing she wasn't singing live. And now, oh boy, there's a media furore.
Wait. Is it "State the Obvious" Day and no one told me?
People are angry?Really? We're angry about this? We're even surprised? I would've bet you cash money that Britney wouldn't be singing live at her concerts. I'm just having a hard time getting all upset about this, y'all. I'm not knocking Ms. Spears, I'm just saying it's not exactly her vocal chops that contribute to her fame. If you shell out the cash to go see her, it's not to hear her rendition of Nessun Dorma, you know?
Perhaps then, it's time to break some more bad news to the disillusioned. I mean, someone needs to tell them.
...is actually a puppet. I know.
And Nigerian banks?
Do not have millions of dollars waiting for you to withdraw them. I am sorry about this.
Reading other headlines there seems to be no shortage of legitimate things to be outraged about. So I'm gonna have to agree with John Mayer on this one, who tweeted: "If you're shocked that Britney was lip-syncing at her concert and want your money back, life may continue to be hard for you."
One postscript is that after reading about this, I couldn't get Spears' "Circus" song out of my head. And I discovered that Grace really likes it.
And in the interests of full disclosure, I told Grace that Britney is lip syncing the song in her concerts. And Grace was like, "Duh, Mom. Tell me something I don't know. Like how to eat solid food."
I hope that today holds no other unpleasant realities for you.