Anastasia Elliot Goes to the Circus: DIY rocker Anastasia Elliot told us about her Britney Spears experience.

Anastasia Elliot: I have seen lots of amazing concerts over the years from Idles to the Black Angels to Florence and the Machine and many up and coming indie acts that blew me away.

I am going to have to give the best gig I ever saw though to the first concert I ever attended: Britney Spears’ Circus Tour. As a classically trained musician and singer, I could choose many other shows that were maybe more musically or vocally mind blowing, but Circus was a show that impacted me personally at a young age.

The extreme attention to detail, set design, costuming, Britney’s command of the stage as an entertainer, and the world building around a concept album are things that greatly inspired my own artistic direction. Growing up attending the opera and the ballet, I have always been obsessed with shows that are grandiose, with no small detail left unpolished.

In 2009, when my 15 year old self watched Britney be the force of entertainment that she is, I knew that THAT was what I wanted to do with my life. Not just play music and be a singer, but to be a world builder with no small detail left unpolished. Circus made me dream big and showed me that anything is possible.

My goal is to deliver shows that have the same impact on another generation of upcoming musicians.

Anastasia Elliot Goes to the Circus: Anastasia Elliot’s single “Bones” is out now.





























































































































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