Phew…..that was my breath being taken away.
Beyonce is in a class of her own.
She is a genuine talent.
At a time when music seems dominated by one hit wonders, computer voice overs, nonsense lyrics, and manufactured talent, Beyonce is such a breath of fresh air.
Although her numerous accomplishments could warrant valid Diva behavior, she was nothing short of a true professional.
1. Her show started ON TIME. Thank you so much for not keeping us waiting.
2. Her costumes were impeccable and stunning. Thank you for putting so much time and thought into these masterpieces, and not giving us cliche’ predictable tacky outfits.
3. She really connected with the fans, going out in the crowd a couple of times (I kept thinking, “is she CRAZY?”) and really appeared to be performing for us, and enjoying it.
4. There were no intermissions or breaks during the show. Her costume changes were so fast I kept wondering how she did it. It was nonstop action, and she was onstage during most of the show. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen.
5. She is all about female empowerment, and this was reflected in the amazing all female band, talented back up singers, and some of the best back up dancers I’ve ever seen.
She put on an amazing show at the Staples Center. I can’t believe how fast those glorious 2 hours flew by (and my feet survived standing that long in 5 inch heels…and even the 15 minutes I spent standing on my chair–sorry Staples Center employee for pretending I didn’t see you when you kept asking me to get down).
Beyonce is talented beyond her years. I can’t think of many musical artists that can sing (the girl can SANG, she sounded better live than on her cds), dance (I was trying to make visual recordings so I could go home and practice in the mirror), and perform (her stage presence is incredible. There was constant emotion in her face and body. I didn’t have one single bad shot of her, and I took over 100 pictures).
My 2 favorite moments from the concert:
1. Before the concert started, the crowd started cheering like crazy for someone that was spotted in the Staples Center. I kept wondering who was gonna upstage Beyonce at her own concert….it was Tom Cruise.
2. During her performance of Radio, there was a video flashback from Beyonce as a child (maybe 6 years old?) and she was dancing and singing one of those songs I remember singing at YMCA camp. They paralleled this footage to her performance onstage. She was obviously born to be a star.
If you have a chance to see her in concert, GO! It is well worth it.
I truly regret never seeing Michael Jackson perform live, but watching Beyonce made me feel as if I were seeing a living legend in the making. She is definitely in contention for one of the greatest entertainers of our time.
I could go on and on about how much I enjoyed the show, but I’ll just show you the evidence.
“What? I can’t help it…I’m a triple threat, AND???”
Look at that hair…Go Bey!
This is that classic Beyonce dance move that she does so well.
Doesn’t she look just like her mom here?
Those famous dance moves
Put a ring on it!
To the left to the left…everything you own in a box to the left (why is she pointing to the right?)
She flew on a trapeze from one stage to the next
Shawn Corey Carter, I’m sure you have a lot to offer in a relationship, but dude, you must wake up with a grin as big as Texas every morning. Your wife is smart, beautiful, talented, and truly amazing. Take good care of our future icon.