Saturday, August 30, 2008

Britney’s Set Designer Built Obama’s Stage

This was reported by UPI and published in the New York Post...

The same set team that designed Britney Spear’s last tour constructed the enormous, Greek columned stage where Barack Obama officially accepted the Democratic Presidential nomination, According to the New York Post. The set, which was reportedly designed to resemble the White House and Lincoln Memorial, was built inside Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver under the direction of Bobby Allen, Spears’ former staging manager.

The elaborate set design prompted ridicule from the McCain campaign and other Republicans, who mocked its ornate layout. The McCain campaign was quick to release a memo calling it the "Temple of Obama" and the Republican National Committee dubbed it "Barackopolis."

"It’s only appropriate that Barack Obama would descend down from the heavens and spend a little time with us mere mortals when accepting the Democratic nomination," RNC spokesman Danny Diaz told The Post. But Spears’ stage manager defended his design, telling the paper it in no way represents the Acropolis. We’ve done Britney’s sets and a whole bunch of rock shows, but this was far more elaborate and complicated," Allen said.

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