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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fatal Beliefs, Vampire Face-Lifts, and Miley Cyrus at the Tacoma Dome

Posted by on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:26 PM

MILEY CYRUS @ TACOMA DOME To comprehend the scale of this giant inflatable dog, please note the life-sized Miley humping its leg (or at least its paw).
  • Jason Miller
  • MILEY CYRUS @ TACOMA DOME To comprehend the scale of this giant inflatable dog, please note the life-sized Miley humping its leg (or at least its paw).

All this and more in this week's Last Days: The Week in Review. For now, here's Sunday's item.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 The week ends at the Tacoma Dome, where tonight Miley Cyrus landed with her just-launched Bangerz tour, drawing a humongous crowd of kids expressing their individuality by emulating Miley, and a handful of grown-up media types trying to suss out what it all means. In their barely-there shorts, underwear as outerwear, and lickable candy accessories, the kids filling the crowd had fully co-opted the pedophile's gaze into a brash cartoon style that was as empowered as it was unnerving. (Good job, kids!) Meanwhile, onstage, Cyrus slid down a giant plastic tongue emerging from an IMAX-sized image of her face to reign over a multimedia party featuring stage-stalking puppets, humongous inflatable dogs, a dozen dancers, and seriously accomplished animation (which was presented as just another something to look at in a tornado of competing media). Best part: the cumulative effect of Cyrus's year of calculated tackiness, which is starting to feel something like a major statement on Being Rich, White, and 21, when half your decisions are terrible ones and you just want to lick the whole world. Worst part: Cyrus's crappy habit of using black people as props, most glaringly evidenced by the presence of a large African American woman in very tight pants, who appeared onstage for the sole purpose of having her big black ass slapped by Cyrus. (Confidential to Miley Cyrus: You are Dolly Parton's goddaughter. Get your shit together.)

Go here to read the full Last Days: The Week in Review.

 

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