How to Educate the Children

St. Scholastica's Student Newspaper
The Cable
By: Alexandra Crum  - Student Journalist -
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Miley Cyrus' Bangerz tour kicked off in Vancouver over Valentine's Day. Fans hoping for the shock Cyrus is known for were not let down as she opened the show by sliding down a very large replica of her own tongue. Other highlights included a dancer dressed as a joint and a raunchy scene with a dancer similar to Bill Clinton in appearance.

The notorious twerker built anticipation in the weeks beforehand by tweeting pictures of props and costumes, such as a giant hotdog, which she rode in the picture. She especially attracted attention, though when she announced that her show was "educational" for children.

In an interview on Fuse on February 7, Miley told her sister and Fuse correspondent Brandi Cyrus "Even though parents probably won't think this, I think my show is educational for kids. They're going to be exposed to art most people don't know about. People are taught to look at things so black and white, especially in small towns. I'm excited to take this tour to places where art like this wouldn't be accepted, where kids wouldn't learn about this kind of art." For those not quite sold on the flying-hot-dog-as-art concept, Cyrus also hopes to remind concert-goers of a young Madonna.

The Bangerz tour includes a total of fifty-nine shows, with twenty-one in Europe and thirty-eight in North America. Cyrus comes to Minnesota on March tenth, when she will perform at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Just in case you are interested in being educated with a little "art".