Honestly we don't know what went wrong here because basically Pat Ford is our personal muse.
First of all, he referred to Britney as God (high fives for everyone!). Second of all, he brought Britney flowers, which is more than any of her other devotees have done, pshhhhh. And finally, he fan-girled all over the stage in a frenzy while belting out "Circus." Sure, it was tragically off-key — but our theory? Patty Cake purposefully did a bad job to show his respect. To quote his royal stan-ness, "I would never argue with Britney. EVER."