People Magazine is not really in the review business. Reviews unless they are unfailingly positive and glowing tend to make someone upset. If you do enough of this you don't get interviews or exclusives or any of the other things that can help you sell magazines.
So, when People says that Britney's concert last night wasn't that great, what they are really trying to say kindly is that it sucked. I have read three reviews and even the most positive and glowing review said that Britney seems disengaged which I read as it seems like a chore to her and that she isn't having any fun. No one thinks she is even singing one word which is fine but then they want great dancing and they are not getting that either. Apparently she didn't even say hello to her fans. This is the first concert tour in five years and she didn't even say one word? How rude is that?
If she makes it through the end of March without a cancellation I will be shocked. A lot of the mistakes from last night can be corrected, but enthusiasm and wanting to be there are only going to get worse with each show, not better. The dancing will probably become more lethargic.
The good news is that everyone thinks Britney looks hot. Not as hot or as fun as she used to be. It was kind of like she was performing in a fog.
The People review is above. If you want to read the Reuters review and some comments from really disappointed fans, click here
If you want to read the one almost positive review I found from the LA Times, click here.
The clip below is considered the best performance of the night by all the reviews.