Beyoncé opened her show shouting “I slay! I slay!”. A brilliant way to spread the fierceness over the crowd.
“If you’re proud of who you are and where you’re from, say: ‘I slay’!”
Those very first sentences were the beginning of an inspiring journey through Bey’s new album, Lemonade. She opened the show with “Formation”, a politically-charged song about female empowerment. Queen Bey took us from Lemonade‘s bitterest songs like “Formation”, “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and “Sorry” to the old school classics like Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor”.
From a visual album to a very visual show
Production wise, the show can go toe-to-toe with other international concerts. A visual show with huge screens supported by Bey’s epic hits, showing the audience exactly what was happening at all times. While she changed costumes, excerpts from Lemonade’s videos played across the large screens.
The singer turned goddess sang no less than 36 songs. The so-called BeyHive shook, swayed, and squealed alongside their queen. One of our personal highlights of the show was when Beyoncé sang without instruments or background singers leading her. “Love On Top” was one of the songs she performed a capella. Her voice is as pure as it gets!
Another great moment was the big finale. “Freedom”, among other songs, was performed on a part of the stage that was filled with water. Which ensured the most breathtaking visuals and not to forget… made it really worth being there.
Bey loves fashion
Queen Bey, as she’s called by her BeyHive, is known for bold fashion statements. Lemonade, the visual album, was a dream coming true for the fashion lovers among us. Brands like Yeezy, Vetements, Roberto Cavalli, Versace and more made appearances throughout the film. The show was filled with our fashion favorites too. Both Givenchy and Roberto Cavalli were brands that we saw a lot. Of course, everything was custom designed for the queen. The custom Roberto Cavalli outfit she wore while singing an a capella version of “1+1”, was one of our favorites.
The King Baudouin Stadium was full of joy and cheer. From the moment Beyoncé lifted her head, letting the audience see her face for the first time, until she graciously disappeared off the stage. Not to forget; Beyoncé was clearly enjoying herself during the show. She always has this genuine smile on her face from pure joy and happiness when she performs in Belgium. And that, you guys, is something unbelievably beautiful to see.
All hail the Queen.
Photo credits: Robin Joris Dullers, Parkwood Entertainmen