From the moment Beyoncé appears on stage you know it's going to be a special evening. She commands your attention and hold it for 2 hours of hip shaking, mind blowing, eyeball popping entertainment.
I was lucky enough to go to my second show on this Mrs Carter World Tour. I managed to score tickets to her show in Toronto in July and this week I was lucky enough to have tickets to her first performance in Melbourne.
I haven't seen Beyonce since her Destiny's Child days. She has toured but I haven't attended. After listening to her latest album "4" on repeat for a solid 6 months (I find it REALLY hard to put on something else) I felt this year it was time to experience Beyoncé again. That is what she is - an experience.
Her whole show is designed to make you feel - it's overwhelming and empowering and I know I walked away unable to put into words what I had just experienced. I'm still struggling. I think I'm going to let some of the photos I took on the night do the talking.
There was so much anticipation in the lead up to seeing Beyoncé, I can't believe it's over and she's headed to other parts of Australia on her tour. I'm so happy I got to witness the marvellous performer that Beyoncé is.
For those interested here is her setlist from the performance (it's a doozy):
- Run the World (Girls)
- End of Time
- You Are a Queen
- If I Were a Boy (With elements of "Bitter Sweet Symphony")
- Get Me Bodied
- Baby Boy
- Naughty Girl
- Freakum Dress
- Why Don't You Love Me
- Love on Top
- Survivor (Destiny’s Child cover)
- Countdown (interlude video)
- Crazy in Love
- Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
- Grown Woman
- I Was Here (spoken / interlude on video)
- I Will Always Love You
- Green Light / Suga Mama
These songs + her incredible dancing (and vocal abilities), dancers, all female band and her backup singers (The Mamas) = everything you could hope for in a Beyonce concert and more.