It was a stage fit for a queen last night at Dodger Stadium, complete with a sold out crowd of 50,000+ people decked out in their Ivy Park finest. It may technically be New York Fashion Week, but an unsuspecting ballpark was giving the Big Apple a run for its money, as fans poured into the stadium wearing outfits that paid homage to the influence Beyonce has had both in culture and fashion.
Everyone came to slay.
Describing a Beyonce show is much like taking a picture of the Grand Canyon. You get the concept, but it's the feeling that you're missing. The energy that radiates from a crowd 5x the size of my hometown, who are all in one place, celebrating for the same reason.
And when it comes to describing Bey herself, it's nearly impossible. Beyonce plays in a league of her own regarding every element: production, costuming, talent and showmanship.
While fans have complained about high ticket prices, at least the crowd gets to see what they're paying for. Beyonce has a much more advanced Lemonade stand that any other concert production out there, complete with: fire, water, aerial dancers, multiple and extravagant costume changes, and most impressively, a 7-story revolving LED building. Oh yes, you read that right. From the nosebleeds, to the floor seats, you never miss a beat. Quite literally.
"You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation," Beyonce sang, and it was clear from the celeb-studded crowd, it couldn't be more true. Katy Perry, Channing Tatum, Sia, Amy Schumer, Lea Michele, Laverne Cox, several of the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills cast members including EJ Johnson and Morgan Stewart (sorry for bumping into you, by the way), Gwyneth Paltrow and more all showed up to fan out, just like the rest of us.
The two hour set kicked off with "Formation," inciting piercing screams that some say could be heard on Mars. She continued on with her plethora of hits, spanning from Destiny's Child era (fellow bandmate Kelly Rowland was in the audience) all the way to the album of the year, Lemonade, and finally finishing the set with the emotional ballad "Halo."
Beyonce is incomparable, yet humble. After all, "always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper."