Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia. Thursday. 29 September. Year of our lord? 2016. 9:00 p.m. Raining. Cold. Excitement. Lizabeth. Liz’s Friends. Formation World Tour. Beyoncé. Brilliant.
Traffic was a bitch getting to the venue. And, it was cold and wet. But Beyoncé came to slay, and that she did, and I wasn’t going to miss it. I feared we were late so I was a bit panicky because I wanted to miss not a single second of her performance.
Then we got to the gate. I heard a sudden sound and screams from the crowd. That meant it’s about to go down. I put my feet in my hands and I ran to the second level of that stadium so fast, my fellow countryman ,Usain Bolt, had nothing on me in that moment.
She came out in her outfit, her hat, her dancers and her band. Everything and everyone was in formation. I am a loyal Jamaican, but in that moment, I was a true Texasbaman. People were going off and hard (pun intended) from left to right. The Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia,29 September 2016 was the place to be. Look, when I say I was in formation, let me tell you… I was in formation.
She came with fire, fireworks, dance moves, vocals. I mean. what more could a girl ask for? As previously stated, it was wet and cold. I have to give it to her because the dedication and commitment that she and her team showed was sublime.
She then went on to do the Partition routine from her video. All I could think about was her not falling because the stool was wet. She got the crowd pumping with ‘Girls’ then ran the world and she kept it sexy and fun and told us to ‘Hold Up.’
The intermissions were entertaining and she wasn’t even on stage. She paid tribute to the late Prince with a purple screen and his song ‘Purple Rain’ was playing. The crowds sang along. But then she finally came back and graced us all with her beauty.
DON’T HURT YOURSELF, TRY NOT TO HURT YOURSELF…
Who the f**k do you think she is? Beyoncé. Bad Bitch. Bad Bitch B! This is my absolute favourite song on the LEMONADE album. I was too excited, and I sang my heart out when she was singing ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself.’ That was immediately followed by her reggae and dancehall segment. My heart rate was spiking at this moment. Everyone was jamming and having a good time, and I was above the moon.
She came out with all her bo$$ne$$, did it like a ‘Diva’ and kept it ‘Flawless.’ The crowd was going mad. One man in front me had his hand up all night as if he was saying “All Hail Queen Bee.” Her makeup sat on her face even in the pouring rain. She really is flawless people.
Sidebar. I looked like crap that day. 2:45 pm was when my friend Lizabeth texted me. I was eating a Double Whopper. She was like “I have Beyoncé tickets and you’re coming with me.” I was flipping out because I had an exam and the weather was depressing and I could feel the tears burning my eyes because if the exam was long, I could not make it. Luckily, the exam lasted only an hour and thank God for Liz. Get you a Liz.
Overall, it was a fabulous experience right up my alley. The visuals were beautiful. She was and still is beautiful, and I am happy. The night ended with her singing ‘Halo,’ and more fireworks. And last but not least, me with a cold and wheezing. But a good time was had by all. If I failed that exam, I still had a wonderful night to make up for it.
Her vocals are out of this world. Thx Lizabeth! She came to slay, and she did THAT! She gave me life. You best to believe it.
Until next time…