Plus: The Hannah Montana star thrills kids during surprise hospital visits

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated January 08, 2008 02:40 PM
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The reaction from fans to Miley Cyrus was so earsplitting at her Monday night Best of Both Worlds concert at the Verizon Center in the nation’s capital, that The Washington Post compared the noise level to the sound of a power saw up close: 111 decibels.

“You guys are loud,” the Disney Channel star told the crowd, but “you’re not loud enough for a Miley Cyrus concert.”

The newspaper also said that not since ‘N Sync at R.F.K. Stadium in 2001 has a crowd sounded so, well, expressive. And for Cyrus, they only got noisier.

“You guys are even louder than I thought you could be!” Cyrus finally conceded.

But it wasn’t just young fans who couldn’t get enough of the Hannah Montana favorite. The Post‘s Reliable Source column reports that reaction to Cyrus when she showed up at D.C. restaurant Morton’s after her concert was even stronger than those that greeted Tom Cruise, Queen Elizabeth or Angelina Jolie when they came to town.

“I’ve never seen anything like it in D.C.,” an experienced partygoer told the paper.

Dining with Cyrus were two girls her age, the paper also reported, and their menu consisted of shrimp, steak and chocolate cake.

Hospital Visits

Yet the best reactions of all were those that greeted Cyrus earlier in the day at Georgetown University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, during visits arranged by the non-profit organization Tracy’s Kids.

About 100 parents and their children met with Cyrus, who provided autographs and posed for pictures – and pretty much overwhelmed the grateful patients.

When Cyrus asked if any of them had questions, she was met with silence, says the paper. That is, until someone very young asked, “How old are you?”

“I’m 15,” she replied.