Review: Miley Cyrus gives Tampa a taste of grown-up Hannah Montana
Although Disney's billion-dollar star, Miley Cyrus, yearns to leave her youth behind, the suddenly curvy Tennessee native also longs to keep close the fans who grew up with her. And at a sold-out St. Pete Times Forum on Tuesday, Sean Daly writes, a crowd of 15,087 super-voiced young ladies screamed that the feeling is mutual.
The 90-minute show was built to showcase Cyrus' more recent work and, apparently, her gams. Tracks from 2008's Breakout and this year's The Time of Our Lives were myriad; songs from the Hannah Montana show were not.
Pounding home her cries for independence, Cyrus opened the night by exploding from a plastic iceberg (huh?) and stomping into the song Breakout. Dressed in a leathery number — and backed by 10 dancers, a seven-piece band and giant shifting video screens — she then screamed the surly Start All Over.
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