Its Sunday y’all and you know what the means its time to feature a flawless Britney Army member on our main page! Today we are featuring, Louis Capici, who has been a Britney fan since day one. Check out his interview below:
1) What started you to love Britney Spears?
I was obsessed right away. I was about 8 years old when Baby one more time came out….And the first time I ever heard the song was before I even saw the video. My brother is about 4 years older than me, and we went to the mall one weekend in NJ and he asked our mom to buy him the cassette copy of the baby one more time album. He played it in the car ride home and i was obsessed instantly. Once I saw the video I was even more obsessed. But Oops I did it again is when I truly fell in love and knew I would be a fan for my entire life time.
2) What was your first Britney Spearsconcert?
My parents took me to see the Oops tour and it was my first real concert experience. I think any kid would be so lucky to have Britney Spears be the first concert they ever go to. I ended up going to every tour afterwards.
3) What is your favorite Britney Spearsconcert?
My favorite tours equally are Dream within A Dream and Onyx Hotel.
4) What is your favorite Britney Spears perfume?
I honestly don’t wear perfume, and don’t have a favorite. But the ones I have smelt before all smelt equally amazing in my opinion 🙂
5) What is your favorite Britney Spears Song?
I honestly don’t have a single favorite…But I usually choose “Me against the music” because I am also a Madonna fan and just remember dying when they collaborated together…It was like a gay boys dream to see two of his favorite pop icons working together. In reality though it’s hard to narrow it down to just one song for me.
6) What is your favorite unreleased Britney Spears song?
I love so many to be honest it’s also hard to narrow it down to one. But if I had to choose, I would say mood ring. It would’ve been a hot single if it was released in the US on glory!
7) What is your favorite photoshoot?
In the zone era photo shoots, W magazine, and V magazine shoots are my favs….
8) Have you ever met Britney before, if so explain what you said to her!
Yes twice, and the third time will be this summer. I’m so glad I was picked because I love sharing this story.
The first time I met Britney Spears was in 2003 and it was completely by accident. So as I mentioned earlier, I’ve been a Britney fan basically since day one. However when I was in middle school I struggled with being gay and was a complete closet case. I was ashamed to admit I was a Britney fanatic because I was worried the kids would make fun of me for it and realize that I was gay. It was to point where if my parents took me to her concerts I begged them to keep it a secret from my friends. When friends would come over I’d take all my britney pictures and posters down from my wall. I can’t believe there was an actual time I was ashamed to admit my love for the queen. Anyway, I grew up in NYC and went to middle school in Greenwich village. This was the end of 7th grade, right before summer and the scandalous VMAs performance with Madonna. There was a boutique near our school called “Blush”. So some older kid came up to me and my friend and whispers “Britney Spears is shopping right now in blush, don’t tell anyone because everyone will run there. Let’s go!” So even though I didn’t want to make it obvious, I was absolutely dying on the inside….My friends and I went in the store and approached her and she was so nice. She asked us our names, and literally signed a piece of loose leaf we ripped out of our notebooks with a sharpie that she asked someone in the store to borrow. She hugged us both and did her infamous “awwwww” and the entire school ended up being outside the store and that’s the day everyone discovered how much I loved Britney Spears haha. It was no longer a secret because I couldn’t contain myself. That was one of the best moments of my life….
I of course met her a second time because I bought a meet and greet for POM when I was much older…A great experience but nothing compares to the first one…i didn’t get to say much to her that time, but I am looking forward to meeting her again and hoping to share a shortened version of my story from 2003 with her! I also plan to thank her so much for all that she’s said and done for the LGBT community.
9) What do you admire about Britney?
I admire that she isn’t superficial whatsoever. You can tell she doesn’t always buy or wear the most expensive clothes/things every single day. She eats regular food sometimes and isn’t ashamed of it. She loves Starbucks. And she’ll wear almost anything a fan has bought for her. I love that she’s a talented A list celebrity but just gives no cares about being perfect. And that’s what makes her perfect to me.
Of course what I admire the most about her is how she overcame some deep struggles that I feel I can completely connect with, and came back from them stronger and better than ever. She truly is an inspiration for that, and I honestly think she’s perfect just the way that she is.
10) What is your favorite Britney TV moment?
Every single VMAS performance over the years.
11) Favorite Britney Quote?
“I would like to be called an inspiration to people, not a role model – because I make mistakes like everybody else. When I’m offstage, I’m just like everybody else.”
“I guess it’s because I do have a younger audience that, you know, parents worry about the role model thing. But when I was younger, I looked up to people, but I never wanted to be them. I always had my own identity. I’m an entertainer when I’m on stage, and they need to explain that to their kids. That’s not my job to do that.” While I feel all Women in pop culture should always be credited, I do think that Britney paved the way for the younger adult generation of girls to come out and be performers and express their sexuality/whatever they want through performance without being ridiculed. Britney had to go through hell and back in the beginning of her career just to express herself through her art. I do feel women are always shamed, but in terms of pop music I feel we’ve progressed and have come along way, and Britney deserves a lot of credit for that. The media tried to ridicule her and rip her apart for not being a role model. I loved when she defended herself throughout that madness…And I also love that she acknowledged that there’s a difference between being a “role model” and an “inspiration” and she expressed she’d rather be an inspiration. I think almost 20 years later, we can all agree that she achieved being the inspiration she always wanted to be!
12) Why do you love Britney Spears?
Besides that I love her music, her art, her voice, performance ethic etc…I have to express that again I love her for being far from superficial. Even back in the day when watching her behind the scenes on TV she always was just a regular cute, kinda dorky girl that we indeed could see being a regular person we could relate to and have fun with….She never was a diva, as much of an icon as she was and is, and I think that’s what I love the most about her….
13) Favorite song off “Glory”?
Hard to pick just one but if I had to I would say “make me”.
14) Has Britney have helped or inspired you in your life?
Britney has definitely both helped and inspired me. Her song “piece of me” resonates with me. I’ve struggled with my weight being up and down, I’ve struggled with people criticizing and talking about me about being gay, or over many different things I’ve done or choices I’ve made, and Britney has helped me care less about what people think about me, and to just try and love myself despite anything.
15) Are you seeing Britney’s “Piece Of Me” tour?
Yes! I saw it 4 times in Vegas, including closing night on New Year’s Eve. And I am going July 23rd and have a meet and greet, and most likely will see her July 21st in Atlantic City. I am not ready for it to end!
16) Favorite memory Britney has done in her career that you loved?
My god I have too many haha. But kissing Madonna. That was awesome! I loved whenever she was controversial just for having fun in her performances.
17) Are you looking forward to new Britney Spears music?!?!
Omg yes! I need to know what she’s working on! Haha
18) Anything you would want to tell Britney if she was reading this?
I would honestly just thank her so much for being the humble person that she is. And for not caring about what other people think while continuing to do her thing. I especially would thank her for being a strong ally to the LGBT community and let her know how much I felt she deserved to receive the GLAAD award.