This month the O2 Arena hosted one of the biggest concerts in its musical history; Beyonce’s Mrs Carter Show World Tour. Our Marketing Director Darren Neylon treated the whole family to tickets on Saturday 4th May, so we thought that instead of letting him do all the talking this time, we’d find out what the kids thought! Turns out he is a dab hand at photography too…
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Role: The Dad
Known as: Superbreak’s Marketing Director, Music fan and lover of a great night out!
I was very excited to be taking my family to see global megastar, Beyonce, at the O2 Arena with Superbreak. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of her music, she certainly delivers world-class entertainment. We decided to arrive early, enjoying the appetising delights of the Thai restaurant, Thai Silk, on the main concourse of the Arena. It was a great way to start the evening. We then ventured up to the Superbreak seating area, which never ceases to amaze with its expansive views of the arena, outstanding aspect of the stage and fantastic lounge & bar area. All of the Superbreak customers seemed equally delighted with the set up – as well as being delighted of course that they could access concert tickets of this quality through Superbreak. After support act, Luke James, had strutted his stuff, what followed was an unbelievable extravaganza of hit songs, colour, lighting, explosive sound, theatrical costumes, stage-wide videos, choreography to blow your mind, and of course, a flying Beyonce! It’s very difficult to adequately describe in words how memorable this concert was. Superbreak’s seating area was a brilliant setting to enjoy this memorable evening and I’m now quietly anxious that my family will be asking me to fund repeat performances when other megastars hit town at the O2 Arena in the future.
Role: The Son
Known as: The one who’s always up for a freebie!
The evening started off with easy parking and a short walk from the O2 main entrance. After skipping the long queues with a fast track, we quickly found our seats on the right hand side of the arena thanks to the help of the courteous staff. The barman was friendly and happy to take orders and serve drinks to your seats. My family had come to see Beyonce, who was highly entertaining despite the fact that I don’t normally consider myself a fan of her songs. The music was amazingly loud yet clear, and the lights were visually incredible. I feel like you would be guaranteed a good night at the O2 no matter who you were seeing.
Role: The Daughter
Known as: The student and Beyonce mega-fan
After being beyond excited about seeing Beyoncé for weeks, receiving death threats from several of my friends when they heard I had tickets, we got to the O2 with hours to spare. There were already lots of people around; other eager beavers not wanting to leave even the smallest chance of being late. We had an early dinner at Thai Silk and as it got later the crowds started flooding in and the Beyoncé songs got churned out. We ventured up to the box at around 7 and chilled in the bar area with some drinks while we waited for Queen Bey’s arrival. The entire arena went crazy when she came out, and she was off to great start with a couple of huge hits to get everyone going. The entire production was incredible throughout, just as you’d expect. The lights, effects, video clips, dancers, outfits and band were amazing. A highlight was when she flew out over the audience in a stunning sparkly blue catsuit to a stage in the centre, touching hands with the lucky few who had managed to get seats there and even getting them to sing into the microphone.
She performed a good mix of songs, singing her more recent hits, some lesser known songs from her albums, the classics and even a Destiny’s Child hit with the entire arena singing along to every single word. A personal favourite was the performance of her new song ‘Grown Woman’ which she debuted on the Pepsi advert. She ended with another couple of huge hits and an ‘I love y’all’ before leaving everyone wanting more even though she’d performed for a good two hours. Overall it was an amazing experience and I’m so glad I was fortunate enough to be able to go. She has cemented her position as the best performer on the planet and I would go again and again if I could!
Role: The little Brother
Known as: The one that wasn’t sure it was cool enough for him and a man of few words
One of the many things I enjoyed was the lighting that was used during the performance. That was just pure brilliance. I also have to say that our seats were fantastic, we had a great view which was awesome!
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