I was born in 2000 and my sis was born in 1995 so she saw more than me.
My first memory of her was when she shaved her head and the whole umbrella thing. I only vaguely remember it as I was 7 years old and randomly saw it on the news before my parents flipped the channel. Its funny bc I clearly remember my sister saying "ugh she's so weird now. oh and now she's wearing a pink wig why'd she shave it in the first place??" and my mom saying "don't watch that stuff, its bad" or something like that. Then, I remember her gimme more video coming out and my sister blasting it in our room. I remember being weirdly attracted to her and thought she was so hot and cool even tho I was just 7 yrs old and dancing to the music. So I guess this was when I began to recognize who she is and began to like her. Its funny how you guys were introduced to her thru the "school girl virgin britney" and i was introduced to her by the "blackout stripper britney".
Circus came out and my sister and mom were so confused bc they thought she went off the deep end for good. Womanizer came out and I was intrigued. I was so young but I saw this confident women with so much PRESENCE. I think this is what stars lack today. Womanizer was def the baby one more time of my generation. It introduced her to us more as an artist not just some tabloid girl. If you seek Amy was huge to us as well. I remember being SO confused about the music video lol.
I remember the glee episode of her and my sister freaking out over the songs and then she freaked out on me because I didn't know the songs lol. This made me wanna go back and see her material.
Femme Fetale is when i was old enough to stan. Before then, she was Britney the girl with the awesome songs on the radio and cool music videos. I fell in love with the femme fatale album all of it. I remember dancing around to it and Im pretty sure it was at this point where i started to look into her music, interviews, docs, and life. I thought wow this woman is the whole package.
For some odd reason I actually liked Britney Jean (i hate it now) . This was around the time I found exhale and my obsession really started bc I was exposed to a lot more of her. It also could be because I really wanted to see her succeed more. I feel like being a stan who didn't get to see her on top of the world is so frustrating bc we know shell never go back to that but we wanna see it happen in our lifetime so bad. and it feels like we're the only ones of our generation who actually knows she CAN sing she WAS the most influential person in music she DID dance better than anyone and she DID make history. Everyone else thinks she just made some catchy autotuned songs and its so untrue and maddening to prove wrong.
Last year during my senior year of HS, i started talking to this girl i new for a couple of years more bc we had classes together for the first time. Before then, we were just acquaintances. Well, I found out she was also a Britney stan and neither of us could believe it bc we both never met one. Ever since then we defend her and obsess over her together. We even saw her at Radio City last summer. We got the tickets like the night before lmfaooo. We never thought we would go but I figured she's never in NYC it might be our only chance to see her in the flesh.