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Review: Ke$ha gets sleazy, glittery in Dallas

Posted 12:13am on Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011

There’s not much I can say to sway your opinion about Ke$ha.

Either you think she’s one of pop music’s true shining lights or the worst thing to come along since AutoTune.

So it was with some trepidation I found myself at her sold-out House of Blues show Tuesday night, the latest stop on her “Get $leazy” tour (she’s pretty fond of the dollar sign, in case you weren’t aware). The room was packed to the rafters with young women dolled up to look just like their hip-trashy idol; ripped fishnets, copious amounts of face paint and enough glitter to choke a unicorn (a few stuffed ones were on hand). And don't worry if you missed out -- she'll be back in a mere four months, in a much, much larger space. She's playing Gexa Energy Pavilion Aug. 4.

Given the vapid, apparently calculated ditziness inherent in Ke$ha's multi-platinum pop hits, there wasn’t too much critical analysis to be applied. Cough too hard on tunes like Tik Tok or Blah Blah Blah and they’d fold like the proverbial house of cards.

But thank God for Twitter – the social media platform allowed me to comment live on what would’ve otherwise been an excruciating 75-minute exercise in brainless “fun.” Here now, a partial transcript (along with a couple brief video clips) from the scene of the crime. For the full blow-by-blow, visit my Twitter feed. (And a tip o' the digital cap to Matt Goodman, who suggested I try this in the first place.)

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