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LA Live Tree Lighting with Britney Spears was 'Uninspired'

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From left to right, comedian Adam Carolla, singer Britney Spears, LA councilwoman Jan Perry, and mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

There certainly was something to be celebratory about last night--the billions invested into LA Live is quite an accomplishment. The naysayers will say it's another Universal City Walk and the cheerleaders will call "the future." For those in the middle, it will be a pleasant technological and flashy place to visit and take friends and enjoy every once in awhile. That said, after speaking to people about last night's LA Live tree lighting ceremony, words such as "uninspired" and "boring" were mentioned more than once. They were also not too thrilled with how unimpressive the tree was (see a photo below)

"I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that they made a mistake by not having a real Christmas tree to offset all the concrete, glass, and flashy advertisements of L.A. Live," sounds off Jason Burns at LA MetBlogs. "But, it’s part of a 7-minute holiday multi-media light show, they said. What could go wrong? Nothing, if you like a botched countdown and a 'tree' that just changes colors to music. I think you can buy those at Target."