Angry fans have marched out of Britney Spears’ debut Australian concert in protest of the star’s “really bad” performance.
“We are really big Britney fans but it was crap,” one fan, Josh Blee, was quoted as saying.
“I thought after the music awards she would make up for it with a wicked concert, but she has let us down,” he said.
Fans complained about Spears’s lip-synching and her lack of interaction with the audience.
Some felt let down that giant screens above the stage featured circus imagery rather than close-ups of the singer live in action.
Another fan who left early, Maria Carmody, told the newspaper Spears looked like “a little dot on the stage”.
Ms Carmody said she was also upset the general admission area was not better policed as fans jostled for position, some pushing and shoving.
The walk-outs come a day after one politician said Spears should be forced to alert fans if she intended to mime throughout her shows.
NSW Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge said concert-goers deserve to be told if musicians are going to sing live before forking out hundreds of dollars for a ticket.
Spears will perform 14 more concerts in Australia this month, with Melbourne next on her itinerary, followed by Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.