Miley Cyrus - Honda Center - February 20, 2014
There was a lot of tongue, weed paraphernalia, and bananas in the crowd at the Honda Center last night as Miley Ray Cyrus, the untamed former Disney-star-gone-bad-girl, hit the Honda Center for part of her Bangerz world tour. Miley did her thing on stage in half-naked leotards, sequins, wigs, cowboy boots, and long gowns. Although she's received a lot of criticism for her racy live performance, and her public image has gone from child star to ratchet rebel, she still has a tremendously large fan base.
Last night, Cyrus celebrated her fourth studio album, Bangerz which came out in October 2013, going platinum despite (or probably due to) her crazy endeavors. She has become this generations most contentious pop star who knows how to deliver an entertaining live show of Britney Spears proportions. It was so unforgettable, we had to review each moment with a minute-by-minute breakdown.
8:35pm: A giant Miley photo adorns the stage and the crowd goes absolutely wild as the mouth opens and the star slides down a giant slide in the shape of her now signature tongue. A scantily clad Cyrus dons a huge smile as she waves to the crowd. Meanwhile, the two gay guys behind us practically start crying as everyone yells, "We love you Miley!" while snapping away on their smart phones.
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8:45pm: The former Hannah Montana re-appears wearing a sequined weed decal thong body suit and white cowboy boots along with a fleet of backup dancers on top of an old car as she sings "Love Money Party." Amidst the Miley dollars flying all over the place and gyrating on stage she manages to smash out an emotional "Maybe You're Right" - all while drinking a fans beer of course.
9:00pm: The visual aesthetics quickly switch from ghetto fabulous to what looks like a scene from a Dr. Seuss book with mushrooms adorning the screen behind her. Wearing a red sequined Grammy like gown she begins to sing "FU" as she hatefully yells "now you do what you want motherfucker." The band appears behind her as she belts out the lyrics with her middle finger in the air.
9:10pm: She takes of the dress to reveal a sparkly white and red leotard and it seems as if the more clothes she takes off the louder the crowd screams. Fans range from raging teenagers, gays, moms that look mortified, and dads who seem to be enjoying every last bit. Especially as she sings "Do Ma Thang" while her dancers which include everyone from midgets to trannys dance a wannabe dose-do.
9:15pm: A large bed is revealed while she sings "#GETITRIGHT as she has a dirty in all the wrong ways look on her face. The poppy track talks about doing dirty things as characters start to pop out of a hole on the bed which includes another wigged midget, dancer, and shirtless African American guy whom she pulls the crotch of his shorts as she fondles with him onstage.
9:25pm: Soon after a quick wardrobe change recess, a giant wolf (and we're talking GIANT) appears on the stage with Miley as she wears black & white chaps with a kick-ass IDGAF (I Don't Give a Fuck) attitude. She humped the wolf and touched her crotch as she sang "Can't Be Tamed" from her previous album to everyone's delight. Did we mention how loud these kids like to scream?
9:30pm: The undeniable thing here is that Miley seems like a really sweet, down ass chick as she takes the mic and asks her fans to get "really dirty" on the kiss cam."You can't really go wrong with lots of tongue at a Miley concert," she says. Despite the antics you can tell she has a good heart as she beautifully sings "Adore You" almost acapella while her fans make-out on screen - grandmas included.