Our wonderful Web Conversion Manager, Diane ventured to London the other week to see Beyoncé perform live The O2 Arena in London. Find out what she made of the show in her latest event review…
With more wardrobe changes than a royal tour, Beyoncé’s Mrs Carter tour at the O2 really was a night to remember!
The 100 minute performance seamlessly mixed in all the best of Beyoncé songs and left me in no doubt this Bootylicious showgirl will be recognised as the most remarkable pop artist of her era.
From the opening beat, something spectacular is promised, with a bevy of dancers emerging from the stage for an elaborate routine, before a giant LED screen raises to reveal Beyonce in what is to be the first of many beautiful and sexy costumes!
The 17th most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes magazine, wife, mother, stunning beauty and phenomenal singer and dancer it transpires. This lady really does have it all!
As well as a host of older material such as ‘Crazy In Love’, ‘Single Ladies’ and ‘Halo’, Beyoncé also performed tracks from her new 2013 album. ‘XO’ and ‘Drunk In Love’, as well as ‘Flawless’ and ‘Heaven’ to name but a few.
Not only that, but Beyoncé had a special treat in store for us. A duet with her husband Jay-Z. They performed their chart topping single ‘Drunk in Love’, to the delight of a surprised and enthralled crowd.
Always one to speak out about sexual equality, Beyonce included references to feminism in the show, played out on the giant LED screen. The screen was used throughout the show and really added to the drama and visual appeal of all the performances and costume changes.
Almost every song was accompanied by its own staging and theme. For example, during ‘Blow’ a Pac-Man appeared on the backing screens and swallowed up cherries!
The show was packed with plenty of high-energy routines and amazing dancing, which thanks to a big screen at the side of the stage, could also be seen in great detail, despite the O2 being a massive venue.
Beyoncé delivers the entire thing with power yet impeccable ease. It was clear to me that when it comes to putting on an arena tour, these days she’s she’s the one to beat!
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