At one of her shows in Vancouver, British Columbia, Britney Spears stopped singing after three songs as there was heavy pot smoke coming from the crowd. The concert was stopped for almost an hour. 20 minutes after the concert paused, an announcement was done over the speaker system saying she won’t continue with the show if the crowd kept smoking marijuana. And 40 minutes later, the show resumed, to the relief of all the fans. They also said it wasn’t safe for Britney and her crew to be performing in that kind of an environment, as they will be active and dancing for hours.
It was really a safety issue said a rep, A rep tells us, “We want to apologize to all the fans who attended our Vancouver show tonight for the brief pause in Britney’s set. Crew members above the stage became ill due to a ventilation issue.” And at the end of the show, Britney said to the crowd, “Thanks Vancouver. You were wonderful. Drive safe. Don’t smoke weed!” The part that says don’t smoke weed is something we don’t always here.
Britney is sensitive to second hand smoke. She said it made her dizzy and gave her headaches. And a lot of smoking in a closed arena can be a problem, especially as they run the risk of getting high. This concern was more about her crew who were working high up and in the area where the smoke rises to.