Beyoncé weathers storm at TCF Bank Stadium


Beyoncé performs “All NIght” as the crowd sings along.

Emily Thissen, RubicOnline Editor

After an evacuation due to lighting, a 40 minute wait, and a hectic rush to enter back into the stadium after the bad weather had cleared, Beyoncé fans (also known as the BeyHive) were pumped up and ready for her to perform. And that’s just what she did.

The concert took place at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, with DJ Drama, Jeremiah, and Wiz Khalifa as the opening acts. The crowd had already had a fair share of singing and dancing during their performances, but nothing compared to the energy felt in the stadium as Beyoncé rose from a cloud of mist and proceeded to perform “Formation” in a commanding yet mystifying way. Fans were shedding tears of excitement, screaming, and had huge smiles on their faces all at the same time.

After a few more songs that were full of energy including “Run the World (Girls)” and “Countdown”, Beyoncé slowed things down by performing “Me, Myself, & I” which she introduced by saying that the most important relationship in anyone’s life is the relationship they have with themselves.

When she performed “Don’t Hurt Yourself”, a song from her new album Lemonade, Beyoncé’s anger came out, as she sang lyrics directed towards her husband Jay-Z such as “You ain’t married to no average b***h boy”, and the crowd loved it.

Song after song, Beyoncé continued to perform and keep her fans on their toes. Midway through, she performed a tribute to Prince by singing a heartfelt cover of “The Beautiful Ones”, which was oozing with emotion. “Purple Rain” was also played as she went backstage for a wardrobe change. The Minnesota crowd loved the tribute, and it was clearly one of the more emotional moments of the concert.

Beyoncé made a point to work the crowd- throughout the concert she made a connection with every section of the stadium.

During the final stretch of the concert, Beyoncé and her dancers went through their routine in a shallow pool, making a splash (both literally and figuratively), as water splashed on the crowd with every dance move. The dancers exited the stage, but Beyoncé stayed in the pool and began to perform her final song: “Halo”.

She made her way around, waving at the crowd and making a last effort to wow the BeyHive with her incredible vocals and enchanting vibe. As she finished the song, she sank into the stage, slowly disappearing as she said her thank yous to the crowd.