This was one of the first Britney Spears videos to feature what would become a oft-visited theme in her videography: the desire to escape the paparazzi, relax, and dance. This video finds Britney finding safety in an abandoned warehouse, which is the type of thing that’s kind of worrying to see. I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that it’s never a good idea to go inside an abandoned warehouse, especially when you’re young and alone.
For instance, in college, I was fascinated by this deserted building that was sitting in the middle of the campus. Apparently, the building used to be a dorm but, for whatever reason, it was closed down and then used to store furniture and what appeared to be damaged text books. There were big chain locks on the door and weeds growing up all around it. It was so strange, this creepy building sitting in the middle of our otherwise bland campus.
My friends and I would often go down to that abandoned building at 3 in the morning, just so we could look in through the windows and see if we could spot any zombies or serial killers. We never did, though we screamed at every shadow. Though we often talked about breaking into the building and exploring, we never did. I didn’t believe in ghosts but I knew they’d suddenly exist if I entered that building.
I mean, it’s just common sense!
Luckily, Britney’s dancers follow her into the warehouse and presumably scared off whatever ghosts may have been haunting the place. That, of course, allows this horror movie to turn into a dance party! Yay!