If you want Britney Spears to perform you better not blow smoke at her. At least don’t smoke a cigarette while she is performing. This is reportedly what happened when Spears was performing in Vancouver Wednesday night during her sold-out Circus concert 15 minutes and three songs into her performance.
According to People, Cigarette smoke from the crowd was blamed, with a female voice announcing to the crowd, “The building is awfully smoky. It is uncomfortable for everyone on stage, including Ms. Spears. Please extinguish all cigarettes – this is a non-smoking building, and the show will resume when the smoke on the stage is cleared,” the Vancouver Sun reports.
When she did return, Spears, 27, delivered a well-received Bollywood take on “Me Against the Music,” followed by “Everytime” – during which she asked the crowd “What’s up, Vancouver?” before she again left the stage, some 90 seconds before the end of the song.
The concert concluded with Spears singing “Womanizer” and advising the still-restless crowd, “Vancouver, don’t smoke weed.” Her sign-off was also peppered with a couple of X-rated expletives and a warning to “drive safe.”