[CONCERT RECAP] Beyoncé & Jay Z – On the Run Tour

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It has been a week since the Beyoncé and Jay Z concert went down, and I am still in shock that it actually happened and that I was there to witness such a historic moment in pop culture.

The Seattle stop of the On the Run Tour took place in Safeco Field, being one of the two concerts to ever be held there (the first being Paul McCartney). It was no surprise that the super-sized stadium show sold out for these two mega-stars because I am pretty sure that Beyoncé could sell out any stadium on her own. As I shuffled through the crowd, I could not help but notice how diverse the audience was in ethnicity and age. It just goes to show how influential Beyoncé and Jay-Z are to the masses.

Upon arriving at my seat (right behind home plate, with a center stage view – holla!), I see the mega-tron screen, and it reads “THIS IS NOT REAL LIFE” (in the Beyoncé font, of course). No other quote could have been more accurate in describing my feelings before/during/after the show, the show itself, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z in general. The set started out with Jay Z and Beyonce doing a medley of a couple of their collaborations. The show then proceeded to be back-and-forth showcase with Jay and Bey trading off every one or two songs. Jay’s flow was on point as ever, but let’s be honest. I obviously was there to see Bey. And she was literally flawless. Every note sung, every riff executed perfectly, and every dance move was on point. Not to mention her outfit changes! We already know Bey can rock anything, but she is definitely the queen of leotards and catsuits.

Between performing their chart-topping hits, the power couple had videos of themselves acting on their “On the Run” theme. And towards the latter part of the show, the Carter’s shared some family videos of them and Blue Ivy, too adorable! The show concludes with the screen that reads “THIS IS REAL LIFE.” No, Jay and Bey, this is not real life for anyone but you two and Blue Ivy.

There was literally nothing wrong about this concert, except for the fact that I wish there was more Beyoncé. But can one really have enough of Beyoncé? Probably not.

Peace, Love, & Rock n’ Roll,
A-Tran.

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