Miley Cyrus - American Airlines Arena, Miami - 3/22/2014

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Check out Crossfade's full 45-photo slideshow of Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour in Miami.

Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour
With Icona Pop
American Airlines Arena, Miami
Saturday, March 22, 2014

"Woo! Woooooo! I'm in Miami, bitch! I'm gonna fuck Miley Cyrus tonight! Bangerz tour! I'm gonna bang her all night!" shouted an overexcited guy in front of us.

Meanwhile, much like Halloween on South Beach, Ms. Cyrus' Miami gig seemed to give all of the girls an excuse to dress scantily.

Needless to say, ass cheek was everywhere. Some girls even drew their inspiration from Miley's music videos, rocking double hair buns and Chicago Bulls jerseys.

See also: Miley Cyrus' Top Ten Fashion Freakouts

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Photo by Sayre Berman
Check out Crossfade's full 45-photo slideshow of Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour in Miami.

The American Airlines Arena was decorated with large balloons, like some weirdly pervy children's party.

At 7:30 p.m., opening act Icona Pop took to a tiny stage partitioned off from a more elaborate platform reserved for Miley. The Swedish ladies didn't bring much to the table visually, both sporting simple black and white outfits, and performing in front of a similarly black LED screen that spelled out their band name in white.

That said, they did reenact Miley and Robin Thicke's MTV VMAs twerk-hump moment.

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The Icona Pop gals certainly seemed to be having fun -- though, in all honesty, they only really strutted around a bit, dancing here and there, never commanding the entire arena's attention.

They sang a short set of songs whose subject matter ranged from "making out with gorgeous guys" to "hanging out with your girlfriend". And then, before diving into their last hit, they thanked Miley, shouting about how she is "so hot and so talented and is definitely the best twerker in Miamiiiiiii!"

Yeah, sure.

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Closing out their set, the Swedes donned leather jackets and turned their back to the audience as the song that made them famous -- "I Love It" -- started to blast through the speakers.

The venue was a mess of bouncing heads and flailing arms as the Icona Pop gals let their Billboard charter take over the room. The song itself is undeniable pop gold, with a perfectly crafted hook that is fun to sing and even better to shout.

But "I Love It" ended rather abruptly, with an uncomfortable awkward silence, as the crowd waited for the sound crew to bring the drop back. Instead, the Icona Pop gals were just done. And executing that always depressing move, they had to urge people to cheer for them, inaudibly waving and bowing goodbye. It was a weird ending.

Almost immediately after their name faded from the screen, fans started to chant for Miley, which seemed pretty rude.

See also: Miley Cyrus, America's Worst Twerker: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown


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American Airlines Arena

601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

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16 comments
George Regz
George Regz

She didn't lip-sync. This article was written with such a bias tone--- it pretty much breeds hate and triggers slut shaming rather than a decent reflection of a concert although had this been the 80s you'd all be grossed out by madonnas cone-titty display. ---some people need to take a real hard look at themselves before they come on here to express their opinions calling her talentless... She's a hell of a business woman because that arena was pretty much sold out and she gave everyone a hell of a show. Unlike artists who don't want to be there.

Mercy Suarez
Mercy Suarez

Costume changes and elaborate stage shows to distract the audience from the fact that she has ZERO discernible talent...all hype...

Bendecida ConDios Adelante
Bendecida ConDios Adelante

Stupid are the parents that take their little girls to go see that crap! They should know better than to take their daughters. Obviously she is not in the business of catering to her young audience anymore. I am a mother of 2 girls that grew up watching Hannah Montana & if they asked me to go see her now, I'll tell my girls "Hell no! " Enough already! We get it, your not a little girl anymore, your a little whorebag with no ass.

Patrick Garcia
Patrick Garcia

They keep mentioning "singing chops" and "vocal talent". Its all lip synched. Whats the point of reviewing this?

William Sanchez Mendoza
William Sanchez Mendoza

I hope prior see that this is being done in purpose by the music industry to further corrupt our consciousness and feed into young people's ego. This is a way on our minds.

Alex Emm
Alex Emm

I wonder how many times she will throw up?? Can't wait to see how many times she's going to flash a body part!! Go make daddy proud, Hanna!

coralforlife
coralforlife

Yeah she really doesn't sell out those 18,000 seat arenas....its all a mirage!

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