Last night I made my way to the Staples Center in downtown LA to see Beyoncé LIVE on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and I have to tell you, it was one of the best large scale pop concerts I’ve ever seen in my life. The only other show that I’ve seen that was just as good was the last Beyoncé concert that I saw on her last visit to LA back in 2009. Because I managed to score tickets in the BeyHive section of the audience, I was able to stand right up against the stage and have Bey sing directly to ME all night long. OK, she may have been singing to the rest of the sold out audience as well but being that close to Beyoncé made the whole experience feel extra special :) I managed to snap some photos and video of the show, check ‘em out below.
Y’all know that I love a lot of pop artists … but I can honestly say, having seen Bey twice in concert now, that Beyoncé is truly the hardest working pop star I’ve ever seen. From start to finish, Bey sang her heart out, danced her ass off and made sure that every moment was as over-the-top fabulous as possible for the folks who came out to see her. I don’t know if it was for show or not but as Beyoncé sang a “thank you” song to her fans for making her dreams come true, she actually started to cry. I saw the tears myself. It’s ease to dismiss such actions as showboating for the crowd but it sounded and felt genuine to me. There were a lot of cameras in the arena so I’m sure we’ll be getting a sweet ass concert DVD sometime soon. I can’t even pick a favorite song … they were all so good. Her performance of Grown Woman was just … wow. She killed it! I’m now even more excited to hear her new album. I posted a lot of short videos on Instagram (HERE) but I did manage to film her entire performance of Halo. The song starts out with an I Will Always Love You intro and, well, you’ll have to watch the video to see her come over to me to say HI :)
Yes, folks, I about died … multiple times last night. Bey puts on a show like no one else. No one. If you can see her in concert, I highly suggest you do so … Beyoncé is the Tina Turner of our time. Her live concerts are NOT to be missed.
Whew! Last night took a lot out of me so today I’m going to keep it chill. I have a haircut appointment this afternoon (finally) and then some friends and I are going to an art show tonight. Should be fun, Happy Saturday!!