Saturday, July 20, 2013

#MrsCarterShow

Hey everybody!!  I am excited to  write this post about my latest concert attendance.  Yep, ladies and gentlemen, I saw Beyoncé in concert.  And honey, she shut it DOWN!!

The concert opened with Luke James as her opener.  Because of my fav Youtubers, The Skorpion Show, I knew Luke James was the opening act.  I had never heard about him other than the interview The Skorpion Show did with him.  But even then, I still cannot say that I went and looked up any his music.  One thing I can say is the boy can sing.  He has a soulful voice that reminds you of that old school R&B.  I could not sing along to any of his song but I was really feeling his voice.  So if you are looking for new music, check out Luke James.

The first thing I want to discuss is how homegirl is making money even when she is not on stage.  Just in case you didn't know, Beyoncé has a bajillion dollar contract with Pepsi.  So at her concert, there was a Pepsi truck outside with her silhouette on the can.  Then between her opening act and her coming on stage she had every commercial for everything she is selling: perfume, H&M , Pepsi, and a single for an untitled album.  Whatever your personal feelings are about Beyoncé, one thing you have to admit is that she is a business woman.  The rest of the girls in the game could take lesson from Bey.

Now let's get into the details of her concert.  She had this French mini-movie thing going on throughot her concert.  It was like her movie was presenting her to you as Queen Bey.  It was really artsy.  But what I was ready to see was the dancers.  Bey has the best backup dancers.  Like seriously, I find myself watching them rather than watching Bey at times.  They dance so hard for 2 full hours without missing a step.  I can only imagine how hard it is to become one of Beyonce's backup dancers and the shape you have to be in to put on that show night after night.  What really impresses me is that she is doing all this while singing LIVE!  I do not believe that Beyoncé has the strongest voice but I have to tip my hat to her that she dances as much as she does while also hitting multiple runs.

Then out of nowhere we got a little surprise: Mr. Carter himself was at the concert.  During Bey's energetic performance of Crazy In Love, we spotted him standing behind one of the stages.  I thought he was going to perform his part but he didn't. .Side note: he's not that big of a guy in person.  She performed most of her songs from 4 and I got my whole life!  But the song I was really waiting for was Grown Woman.  Yall, I put my purse down and I did all the choreography to the song.  I was breathing hard and had pops of sweat on my forehead by the end of the song.  And yall already know I showing out on the Single Ladies dance routine.

Beyoncé gives her all throughout her concerts.  Like at no moment did I feel she was half-assing it.  She knew that the people in that audience had spent bill money to be there and she made sure it was worth it.  You knew a lot of practice, time, blood, and sweat had gone into this concert.  She is a performer.  She realizes that every time she steps on that stage that is what she is getting paid the big bucks to do.  You also realize that this is her passion.  Not one time she was on stage did I feel like she was just trying to get through the song.  But she wanted to make sure that we [the audience] was enjoying every moment.  I can respect that in any artist. 

Basically, it was one of the top concerts that I have ever attended.  Homegirl most definitely puts on a show.  It is worth the rent money you are going to have to spend to get a ticket.  Be sure to check out the pics and videos in this post. 

Ready for Queen Bey!!

Can't quite remember what song this was.  Maybe Single Ladies

At this point Beyoncé is soaring over the crowd to the second stage

Still soaring

Singing Irreplaceable
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Performing Irreplaceable
 
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Performing Love on Top

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