hannah madonna and her hair raising show
I am a big fan of pop culture and am endlessly entertained by people’s fascination with celebrity.
I have made it widely known in the office that I will shoot each and every teeny bopper celeb that comes through town.
So, when I saw an unclaimed Miley Cyrus concert assignment on the docket Monday, I immediately volunteered my services.
As a parent of three girls between the ages 8-14, I am way too familiar with Hannah Montana.
I also hate to admit it but when I am out running, one of my favorite songs to listen to on my iPod is Cyrus’ “The Climb”.
I had a couple expectations of the night at the United Center.
First, I knew that it would be a young crowd. Secondly, I figured that Miley Cyrus was going to try to show everyone that she wasn’t young.
Well, I was right on both counts but was surprised to what extent.
The crowd indeed was young but I was amazed at how young. The majority of girls were between 6 and 8.
And yes, Miley Cyrus was trying very hard to be older than her age of 16. What I didn’t expect was her attempt to be Madonna.
As Cyrus gyrated on stage while tossing her head and hair back every 3 seconds, I could just feel the parents in the crowd squirming.
I bet there were a lot of interesting conversations in the minivans on the drives back to Naperville.
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©2009 Scott Strazzante/ Chicago Tribune