Review: Miley Cyrus dials up the sex, remains entertaining at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa
America's most talked-about pop star returned to Tampa for the second time in just over three months on Thursday, as Miley Cyrus played a sold-out concert at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. And while the former Disney queen has made plenty of headlines for her lewd and outlandish behavior of late, it's a safe bet Tampa fans couldn't have anticipated what was in store. As Sean Daly writes:
Making a reported half-million bucks per gig, she emerged at 8:02 p.m., zipping down that tongue and bumping into the titular track from her latest LP Bangerz. From the get-go, there were racy cartoons and plummeting balloons, little people and giant people, pink gorillas and green tigers. It looked like "The Banana Splits" if Hanna-Barbera were wanted on obscenity charges.
It turns out Miley was holding back when she was here a few months ago for the Jingle Ball. If that was foreplay, this was. … Um, yeah, so for Love Money Party, she was dressed in a cheeky pot-leaf onesie doing lascivious calisthenics on a spinning gold car. It didn't sound all that great, but you couldn't look away. I'm pretty sure the little person was dressed as a cop and doing something awful with a baton, although I may have hallucinated that.