All Hail Queen B!
So my weekend pretty much centered around Beyoncé and it was fabulous. This was my third time seeing her live in concert and every time gets she gets better. If you are not a fan of her or her music then you might want to skip this post because its mainly about my love for the best artist in the music business right now. When you go to her shows you really have an experience that is mainly centered around realizing your own power. Beyoncé has the talent, the voice, the dance moves and the stamina to keep you entertained for 2 hours straight. The Formation Tour set was even more spectacular than her Mrs Carter Tour (2013) or her On The Run Tour with Jay-z (2014), I mean she had fireworks!
I drove out to Gillette Stadium Friday afternoon with my cousins, who are equally diehard Beyoncé fans. Gillette is pretty much our home away from home as my family and I are season ticket holders to the New England Patriots NFL Team. I’ve made countless trips to this beloved place but more on that side of my life another time 🙂
Side note: I’m always happy to be at Gillette in shorts and heels instead of 5 layers of snow gear and boots 😉
DJ Khaled was an ok opener, honestly he wasn’t out there that long but he got everyone dancing, which is half the reason I go to Beyoncé’s concerts, to dance.
But we were all ready for Beyoncé to come out!
Her new album has been one of my favorites, with a lot of great lyrics to listen too. I don’t really believe all the problems she is reported to have with Jay-Z and think that some of the songs may have been written about her parents but overall this album was a strong one.
My favorite song off the album is Daddy’s Lessons and was elated when she came out and sang that one!
The presentation of this show, the big rectangle screen, the fire, the water stage at the end, and the fireworks made the stadium feel smaller which is great for everyone sitting so far away. I truly come to be a part of the show and feel any seat in the house is a good seat.
Two tips: I get asked all the time how do I afford to go to shows like this.
- .I choose a venue where the prices are lower, like Gillette. New York & Los Angeles shows are usually higher in prices for all seats. Boston is a quick drive away from where I currently am and since I drive there so often during the fall for football games it feels like an easy trip to make in a night. I save money by not staying at a hotel and spitting the cost of gas with whoever I go with. I made it back to my house in New York by 2am! #Illsleeplater
- Wait to buy your tickets on Stubhub or Seat Geek. This can be a gamble but sometimes a few days before the concert, people who originally thought they could go always drop out and need to sell their tickets quick. I also said earlier in the post I’ll take any seat because its all about being there live not necessarily getting up close to Beyoncé.
I always leave her concerts feeling happy, motivated and powerful. She really is the best in the business as far as I’m concerned and I’m so happy to kick off my Summer 2016 Concert Series with Queen Bey!!
Who is your favorite person to see live?