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Miley Cyrus twerks her way to Phoenix



Twerk queen Miley Cyrus brought the Bangerz Tour to Phoenix this past Thursday night, and she did not disappoint.

“You’re at the best party you’re ever going to be at,” she yelled after sliding down a tongue protruding from an image of her own face on the main screen.

Every one of the outfits Miley wore magically seemed to turn into a leotard mid-song, and the stage décor was like no other. She sang “FU” to a larger-than-life marionette, rolled around on a massive bed and soared over the audience on a phallic hot dog. Of course, her little person sidekick and her favorite voluminous twerker were in attendance.

About mid-show she brought out Matt Peterson, a Phoenix high schooler who had asked Miley to prom on a YouTube video that went viral. Miley said this was her best prom experience, as the last time she went to prom, her date had a bit too much to drink and ended up telling her he was gay.

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Courtesy of Allison Field Miley Cyrus enters the stage via a tongue slide protruding from a giant image of her own face. Cyrus's concert took place last Thursday in Phoenix.

“It’s cool he was gay though,” she said, “because I am a little gay, too, so it’s OK.”

Peterson gave her a corsage and Miley stripped him down to his boxers. They shared a slow dance to “Adore You” as a kiss cam panned the audience.

Miley made her way to the back of the stadium for a Bob Dylan and Outkast cover. A fan threw a big yellow shirt onto the stage that Miley put on without reading. In large, glittered print the shirt read, “MILEY SIT ON MY FACE.” She thanked the audience for her new shirt and went on to “shake it like a Polaroid picture” to a cover of “Hey Ya.”

Even with her sexual new image, she was able to tie her classic hits “Can’t be Tamed” and “Party in the USA” into the show. Each song did, however, contain much more booty shaking and much less clothing than in previous performances. Of course, the chart-topping hits “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” were saved for the very end of the show. “We Can’t Stop” brought back the lyric lip-syncing cat from the American Music Awards and iPhone flashlight apps swayed to the emotional “Wrecking Ball.”

The Bangerz Tour stands as proof that Miley is having fun by not taking herself too seriously and that she’s encouraging others to do the same. Regardless of her newfound sexualized image and provocative stunts, the 21-year-old is a talented vocalist and performer. It looks like Miley’s career can’t and won’t stop anytime soon.


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