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Note to Britney Concert-Goers: Don’t Smoke

A report Vancouver Sun says Britney Spears dramatically stormed off stage for an hour on Wednesday after complaining the air in the venue had become too smoky.

Fans were stunned when the star halted her show at B. C. Place in Vancouver, B.C. after just three songs, leaving the audience waiting for more than 20 minutes for an explanation. An announcement was then made, reportedly ordering the audience to stop smoking marijuana and cigarettes in the arena as it was “unsafe” for Spears to perform.

After a further 40 minutes, Brit re-emerged, but didn’t seem into the rest of the performance. When the show ended, Spears said: “Thanks Vancouver. You were wonderful. Drive safe. Don’t smoke weed!”

A statement from Spears’ camp reads: “We want to apologise to all the fans who attended our Vancouver show tonight for the brief pause in Britney’s set. Crew members above the stage became ill due to a ventilation issue.”

So, if you’re going to see Brit at the Tacoma Dome tonight, leave your smokes in your gloveboxes, and keep your second-hand to yourselves. Lord knows, you don’t wanna do anything to set this girl off.

More later … — MM

DAILY DRIVEL — If This is the ‘Circus,’ What Was the Last Three Years?

Britney’s coming, people. She’s going to be in Tacoma April 9.

There. You’ve been warned.

Britney Spears is feeling much better, thank you, and her hair’s grown back, so she’s going on tour. The 27-city "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" tour will touch down at the Tacoma Dome April 9. Tickets, for those of you with more cash than you can reasonably account for, go on sale Dec. 6 through the Nice Folks at Ticketmaster. She’ll be accompanied on the tour by the Pussycat Dolls .

Two things can happen, and I don’t know which would be worse. First, the tour can be a sell-out, returning The Britster to the top o’ the pop world. Second, ticket sales can tank, which will mean that the only way for her to get our attention is to go bonkers again and do something even more over-the-top than shaving her noggin, kicking the crap out of a defenseless SUV, eschewing underwear and giving her rug-rat sons lap-rides on their way to Burger King.

Given the state of the economy, and the appalling lack of anything likable about her new CD ("Womanizer," supposedly the best track, sounds like it was written by 9-year-olds, and that’s probably an affront to 9-year-olds), I’m afraid this "Circus" is headed for Tanksville.

Either way, we can’t win. Britney as star, or Britney as basket case … neither one sounds like any fun any more.

More later … — MM