There are certain moments in your life that you know you'll remember and retell for the rest of your days, and Beyonce's Mrs. Carter tour was one of those for me. We got all dolled up (along with thousands of other people) and headed to San Jose, where we met up with Gio and her sister, Ashley and some friends, and Pree and a few other girls! We were a pretty big group all dedicated to the glory that is Queen Bey.
The anticipation was building inside HP Pavillion since we didn't know exactly when Beyonce grace the stage. As one of the staff members said, it's Beyonce-she can come on whenever she wants. And then, she DID.
And she continued to sing and dance her ass off for 120 minutes straight, with at least 5 costume changes including leotards, unitards, Batman capes, colorful freakum dresses, and of course, a lot of sequins. I was sort of speechless for the first song or two, hardly able to scream or dance because I was so in shock-that was really her! She took up the stage in a way I've never seen before, as if her every movement was 10 times larger than she. Every step, every shimmy, every pop could be seen and felt by each person in that arena. And her voice was just stunning; at about 98% perfection, you could tell it was live. The show included a giant panoramic LCD screen, fire, confetti, Beyonce flying from one stage the next, and a set of incredible male twin dancers.
She kicked things off with "Girls," hit a few of my favorites along the way ("Schoolin' Life" and "Crazy in Love"), sprinkled in a Destiny's Child hit ("Survivor"), and wrapped things up with a Whitney tribute of "I Will Always Love You" that morphed its way into a stunning finale of "Halo".
Pictures didn't come out that well, but I took several videos (blurry frames are a result of my own booty shaking), all of which I'm posting here so you can try to get an idea of the talent and grandeur that she possessed. It was inspiring.
Love on Top:
CRAZY IN LOVE:
Right before her last few notes of "Halo," she paused to the swelling yells of her wildly satisfied fans, who were crazy in love with her. It was an overwhelming moment, with her taking in our adoration and silently sending out her appreciation. I'll admit I got a little teary eyed at the end because I was so happy to be at her show, and to be in the presence of greatness and because please don't go I don't want you to stop singing will you be my best friend come on just stay with us one more song!!
Bey-day was all I had hoped for and more. I already can't wait for her next tour!