On Thursday 21st February at 9.30am, I tried to book O2 priority tickets for Beyonce’s Mrs Carter World tour and failed. On Saturday 23rd February at 9am I tried to book general sale tickets for Beyonce’s Mrs Carter World tour and failed. After having my dream of seeing Beyonce live in concert crushed into pieces despite my best efforts, I was left pretty gutted. The demand for tickets was so high the whole of the UK and the web went into meltdown. So when I found out I could still book tickets with Superbreak for her hugely popular dates at The O2 Arena , I was absolutely over the moon! (I’m a pretty big fan if you hadn’t already guessed)
Having You Tubed, idolised, stalked and obsessed over Beyonce’s incredible music career since her Destiny’s Child days, it’s safe to say seeing Beyonce at The O2 Arena last Monday night was one of the best nights of my life. Ok, maybe you think I am being a little dramatic, but I can assure you this is the truth! Being the opening night of the London leg of her tour housed in the epic music venue of The O2, there was nowhere on earth I would rather have been!
My sister (equally as much of a super fan) and I made our way to the O2 and got there nice and early to enjoy a meal and soak up the atmosphere. We got there about 4.30pm and already the arena was filling up with excited fans dressed in Sasha Fierce leotards and Beyonce wigs – I was in my element. All the bars within the arena were pumping out Beyonce tunes to get us in the mood and you could cut the excitable atmosphere with a knife.
After a tasty dinner at the on-site Frankie & Benny’s (2 courses for £10.95 I thought was pretty reasonable) and a couple of Mai Tai’s (a little pricier at £7 a pop), we were ready to take our seats. Our lower tier seats gave us a good view of the main stage as well as a fantastic view of the additional second stage which had been erected in the middle of the arena. By the time Queen Bey arrived on stage, I (along with every single person in the Arena) went crazy! She burst onto the stage in a stunning white playsuit for her huge opening number complete with dancers, pyrotechnics and hi-tech cinematic backdrop.
With plenty of glamorous costume changes, Beyonce had the crowd eating out the palm of her hands as she belted out hit after hit (Crazy In Love, Halo and Love On Top to name a few). Her all-female band provided an electric backdrop for her vocals and hypnotising choreography and gave a real sense of girl power. The best part of the show was when she flew over the audience to land on the middle stage in a glittering blue catsuit to perform ‘Irreplaceable’. She got the whole arena singing ‘To the left to the left’. She also gave an unexpected rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’.
The next morning my voice had completely gone from all the screaming and singing. Beyonce’s Mrs Carter Show concert was the most colourful, fanatical and energetic concert I’ve ever seen. Obviously, being a huge fan of Mrs C, I would say that. But I defy anyone to watch a Beyonce concert and not have the time of their life. At the end of the performance she was genuinely humble and thanked every one of her fans for turning up. Beyonce is the greatest performer, entertainer and singer on the planet and it was an honour to see her perform at The O2 Arena in London.
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