Beyonce probably has to be the biggest artist of my generation; comparable to the stature of how my parents feel about Michael Jackson. After the visuals for Lemonade aired on HBO, I immediately purchased tickets for the Formation Tour. My fiance’s bucket list included seeing Beyonce live so I figured let’s make this happen. I definitely wouldn’t say I’m apart of the Bey Hive or a known Beyonce fanatic, so to make an executive decision to spend about $160 per ticket was definitely out of the ordinary for me.
Not knowing what to expect, I entered Citi Field in NYC somewhat anxious and, to say the least, highly anticipating just what to see from the Queen herself. Dj Khaled opened the tour and brought out a number of guests including Yo Gotti, Kent Jones, French Montana and the Lox to name a few. Khaled definitely knows how to read a crowd and kept up the momentum until the big moment finally happened. The lights dimmed, flashed black and white and just the shadow of Queen Bey stirred the crowd in a way I never seen before. Big Freedia’s intro to Formation played and there she was. Effortlessly slaying per the usual.
To start with the hit Formation, I knew to only expect greatness from here on. Beyonce has a slew of hits. I watched her perform for over 2 hours; never missing a beat and never losing connection with the crowd of fans. The experience was like no other. She has to be crowned as the best performer of all time in my opinion. Beyonce gained so much more respect from me as both an artist and person after this tour. I am proud to say I got in formation with ease. Check out some of the moments I was able to capture below.