Britney Spears left the crowd hanging in the midst of her concert in GM Place Vancouver Wednesday night April 8. Britney walked out of the stage due to severe ventilation issues -- she has just done 3 songs in 15 minutes right after she started when the pop diva decided to retreat back stage because the building is awfully filled with cigarette smoke. The crowd booed and jeered for almost half an hour waiting as they were expecting much from Britney as this is part of her sold-out Circus concert tour.
The Vancouver Sun reported that an announcement was made after Britney's walking off the stage: "The building is awfully smoky. It is uncomfortable for everyone on stage, including Ms. Spears. Please extinguish all cigarettes – this is a non-smoking building, and the show will resume when the smoke on the stage is cleared." The crowd were already agitated because they became impatient about this delay. Britney resumed to finished her concert and concluding it by singing "Womanizer" while quipping "Vancouver, don't smoke weed!". After the Vancouver concert hiccup, Britney Spears released a statement in her website saying that: "We want to apologize to all the fans who attended our Vancouver show tonight for the brief pause in Britney's set. Crew members above the stage became ill due to a ventilation issue."