'WHERE ARE WE?' - but was it a joke?
A video is being shared online which shows Britney Spears asking a backing dancer where they were while performing at this weekend’s Brighton Pride festival.
The US pop sensation headlined the annual LGBTQ+ celebration at the weekend (August 4), marking her first UK performance since 2016.
Now, a video has emerged which shows Spears turning to loudly ask a backing dancer ‘where are we?’, before bellowing to the crowd ‘What’s up Brighton Pride’:
However, a number of fans took to Twitter to suggest that this was in fact a joke on Spears’ part.
Organisers were forced to issue a statement over the weekend, after attendees complained about safety when police ‘shut down’ the train station after the show – leading to a ‘dangerous’ crowd surge.
“When it became apparent yesterday morning that attendance at Pride was far higher than had been forecast by the organisers, we put on as many extra trains as possible through the afternoon and evening, boosting capacity by 22,500,” We continued to encourage people to leave early to avoid crowding for the last train.
“We ran 15 extra trains yesterday in addition to the plan agreed with the event organisers to cope with the unprecedented visitor numbers.”
A total of 57,000 people attended Brighton Pride yesterday. Some Pride-goers reported having to sleep on the beach as a result of train services being suspended.
Britney Spears’ tour dates and tickets
Spears’ upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below – tickets are available here.
Friday August 17 2018 – SCARBOROUGH Open Air Theatre
Saturday August 18 2018 – MANCHESTER Arena
Monday August 20 2018 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Wednesday August 22 2018 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Friday August 24 2018 – LONDON O2 Arena
Saturday August 25 2018 – LONDON O2 Arena
Sunday August 26 2018 – LONDON O2 Arena
Friday August 31 2018 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Saturdauy September 1 2018 – BLACKPOOL Tower Festival Headland