Britney Spears Shuts Down Las Vegas Strip

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December 4, 2013 | 11:17am EST

Britney Spears made a spectacular entrance to Las Vegas surrounded by fire-breathers and snake-charmers as she was welcomed to Sin City for the start of her two-year concert residency.
The Toxic singer will kick off her gigs at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on 27 December, and she was officially welcomed to town at a circus-themed event on Tuesday.
A section of the city’s famous Strip was shut down as Spears pulled up to the hotel in a convoy of black cars, and she was greeted by more than 1,000 fans, who turned out to see a parade of fire-breathers, contortionists, snake-charmers and dancers who accompanied the star.
Spears walked a red carpet and accepted a bouquet of flowers before telling the crowd, “I’m so happy to be here right now. This is my city. I can’t wait to see you guys (on) opening night.”
The Britney: Piece of Me show will feature 50 concerts a year at the venue.