Pop superstar Britney Spears rocked
Mexico City Sunday night,performing in a free concert at the Monument to the
Revolution in celebration of the Christmas season. As part of the festivities
surrounding the event,a 165-foot Christmas tree will be unveiled and an ice
skating rink will be open for business on the Zocalo,which is the city’s main
plaza. In addition,artificial snow will rain down throughout the concert,
which has been designed to bring a touch of Disneyland to Mexico.
“I’ve had so much fun and received so
much love from my fans all over the world while performing my Femme Fatale
tour,” said Spears. “I want to return some of that love so I’ve decided to give
my fans in Mexico a special night and perform my Femme Fatale show for free.”
Femme Fatale is Spears’ seventh album
and has already sold more than 40,000 copies in Mexico,taking it to Gold
Record status and beyond. The concert was held at 7:00 pm and follows a show by
Spears in Guadalajara,which is the capital of Mexico’s western Jalisco state.
Event organizers hope to attract more
than 3 million visitors to Mexico City for the holiday season and have planned
a number of events to make it happen. In
addition to the free concert by Spears,there will be a parade to kick off
celebrations,which are expected to draw at least 50,000 people. More than $2.6 million has been spent to make
this year’s Christmas season very special in Mexico City.