82 Thoughts of a Super Fan at the UK Opening of Beyoncé's Formation World Tour

29 June 2016

Whenever I'm asked the question "If you could be anyone else in the world who would it be?", my answer has always been (and may always be) "Queen Bey". From this you can probably guess that I was over the moon when I managed to secure priority tickets to see her perform at the Stadium of Light. So here's my thought process during the concert, in  Buzzfeed-esque style... *WARNING: contains set-list spoilers*


Before the concert 
1) Waiting 6 hours in the rain will totally be worth it
2) The runway stage comes out pretty damn far, she'll be as close as that man sweeping the rain off the stage OMG
3) *Support DJ comes on and plays an array of random songs* well you're only going to make Bey look even better at this rate mate with your constant posing, sounding your horn and playing off your laptop
4) *Plays Jay-Z* can't you just bring the real thing out?
5) Bey's over 40 mins late, but she's a diva/the female version of a hustler so she can do what she wants but I'd rather she came out soon 'cause my feet hurt

During the concert
6) OMG it's starting OMG OMG
7) The turning light box thing on stage is amazing and the visuals ahhh
8) Someone behind in the crowd has fainted HELP STEWARDS HELP
9) Okay dat's sorted, ooh here come the dancers in the formation hats
10) Who knew wide brimmed hats could be so effective?
11) "If y'all came to slay tonight, say I slay" "I SLAAAAY"
12) Must navigate my eye-sight through the sea of phones to see her 
13) That hair flick though
14) Sorry, I AIN'T SORRY, Sorry, I AIN'T SORRY
15) "Middle fingers up, put 'em hands high"... this is the only time I will willingly wave my middle finger in the air 
16) HE BETTER CALL BECKY WITH THE GOOD HAIR
17) Literally who needs Becky, look at her!
18) Who run the world? She run the world, she really does
19) *Superpower Interlude plays* she literally has superpowers, only she could dance that rigorously and still sing that good
20) The original Baby Boy choreo!!! Heart-eyed emoji central
21) HOLD UP THEY DON'T LOVE YOU LIKE I LUV U
22) I literally love you B
23) The Countdown choreography is perf
24) *Intro to Me, Myself and I* "Have you ever had your heart broken? [...] The most important relationship you will ever have is with yourself, so this song is about learning to be your own best friend"... Oh look I'm crying (there was more emotion to the speech I promise) 
25) "If I lose myself I lose it all", yep Runnin' (Lose It All) has started up the waterworks again
26) "This is my favourite song of the new album and it's about redemption", ok here comes All Night eek
27) ALL NIGHT LONGGGGG, I could listen to your angelic voice all night long
28) Wish I had that much swagger when I walk/was cool enough to pull that off
29) SHE STACKING MONEY, MONEY EVERYWHERE SHE GOES
30) ASHES TO ASHES, DUST TO SIDECHICKS
31) WHO THE F*** DO YOU THINK I AM
32) Don't hurt yo'self
33) Yaas the queen has a throne
34) This would be the perfect time for her to go into Ring the Alarm
35) YAY ring the alarm I can't do this no more, but I'll be DAMNED IF I SEE ANOTHER CHICK ON YOUR ARM
36) ALL MA WOMEN WHO INDEPENDENT THROW YOUR HANDS ABOUT ME
37) She is the definition of a diva/queen/slayer/goddess
38) Of course sometimes s*** goes down on an elevator OOOOOOOOOO GOD DAMN GOD DAMN GOD DAMN
39) Omg I hope she brings Nicki out!!!
40) If I had the room in front of me in the crowd, I would bow down
41) I woke up like dis - how do you do the hand that accompanies it though
42) I'm feeling ma'self and Beyoncé has every right to be feeling herself with those abs
43) "Changed the game with that Lemonade drop, Know where you was when that Lemonade popped" OH I LOVE THIS PLAY ON LYRICS
44) Only "Bad Bitch B" could own fan reactions like that
45) If I could have half of her sass, I'd be happy
46) Yoncé all on his mouth like liqour - but can you blame him?
47) "Cigars on ice, cigars on ice" e-e-e-e-e-e-e
48) Drunk in lurvee, we Bey all night 
49) *Starts to sing Rocket* "Let me sit this..." Whole arena: ASSSS *Beyoncé proceeds to laugh* WE MADE HER LAUGH
50) I hope she sings Freakum Dress for real but the Pharaoh Dress isn't one (but she can legit pull off any item of clothing)
51) Omg Daddy Lessons is definitely next
52) "My Daddy said shoot" oh lol my hands are forming a gun in the air I was so lost in the moment
53) *Bey sings Love on Top acapella* Oh god, I'm crying again
54) And now it's 1+1, why did I hate this song when it first came out it is beautiful
55) She is also beautiful
56) And that voice is beyond beautiful
57) How high her voice is going has only proved my theory that she isn't human
58) *Prince Tribute* more tears in eyes, and seriously how does that box turn like that?
59) *Crazy In Love comes on* yay they're finally using the moving walkways - oh so smooth - strut it gurl
60) Okay I don't think anyone was ready for that jelly, can I have your figure please B?
61) "I'd love to love you baby" anybody would be lucky to love you, let's be honest here
62) CAUSE WE LIKE TO PARTY, EY, EY
63) Sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare? This concert is definitely a sweet visual and audio dream
64) *Cue die with you/Blue interlude* more tears, Bey and Jay are couple goals I don't care what anyone says 
65) I HAD MY UPS AND DOWNS BUT I ALWAYS FOUND THE INNER STRENGTH TO PULL MYSELF BACK UP, I WAS SERVED LEMONS BUT I MADE LEMONADE - I need to make this my mantra
66) Freedom, Freedom where are you? The dancing on the water is truly beautiful, what an amazing idea Bey/Bey's stage people - if only the entire crowd weren't filming it and I could actually see the whole thing
67) It would be absolute goals to be one of Bey's dancers - body, squad and dancing goals
68) "If you've survived a loss in your life, if you've survived losing a job, survived a hater [...] then this is for you" oh god Bey stop making me tear up, I never thought I could cry at survivor but here I am
69) Punchin' the air cause I survived a hater
70) End of Time is one of the most underrated Bey songs
71) As is Grown Woman 
72) Bey literally is a grown woman, and can do whatever she wants
73) Oh god here comes the finally and more tears
74) Halo is such a beautiful song 
75) She says her last thank yous, but she's not said Sunderland once, she probably doesn't know where she is
76) "This is my first show in Europe"... Erm B, guess you didn't know that's a touchy subject at the moment either?
77) Don't care if she's not aware of her whereabouts, that voice and soul holy mama!!
78) The Schoolin' Life outro comes on, which I love, but can't relate to the "Who needs a degree" lyrics cause I really need mine

Post-concert
79) THAT WAS THE BEST CONCERT I HAVE EVER SEEN and probably ever will (unless I see her again obvs)
80) Now after fear of leaving our good spot, I haven't eaten since 2.30 and now I'm really light-headed, someone get me a greasy takeaway

Hope you enjoyed this (hopefully) more comical style of post compared with my usual ones. Beyoncé was amazing and I'm still in shock that I was about 5 metres distance from my idol and her goddess self.

Are you as much of a Bey fan as me? Have you ever fan-girled this much?
C x

2 comments

  1. I loved reading this post!! It's nice to read something different every now and then!! Love it! <3

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Aw thnak you Amelia! So so glad that you enjoyed this post, especially as it's very different from my usual style - I thought I'd just make this one a little more playful as I'm such a big Bey fan (if you couldn't already tell). Thanks for taking the time to read it :) x

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