What’s better than a solo Beyoncé concert? A Beyoncé and Jay Z concert.
Beyoncé and Jay Z brought their hugely successful “On The Run” tour to Gillette Stadium Tuesday night for a sold-out crowd of over 50,000. If there is one concert in your life you have to see, then definitely it’s this one.
The show opened up with one of the couple’s first songs, “Bonnie And Clyde,” which lit the crowd on fire. Going into the tour, I was slightly concerned that it just would be a typical joint tour, where the two artists each take the stage for half the time. To my delight, the show was executed perfectly as a joint performance. After the first song, Bey and Jay switched off, doing their hits like “Crazy In Love,” “Tom Ford,” and more.
Seeing Beyoncé for the second time in several months, fresh off her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour”, I was excited to see her doing songs off her new, self-titled album. Queen Bey sexily danced and grinded through “Flawless,” “Yoncé,” and “Partition” (among others).
The focus of the night, however, wasn’t solely Beyoncé or Jay Z, but rather on their relationship to one another. In recent news, gossip magazines have claimed that Jay has been cheating on Bey, which would be very hard to believe after seeing this show. There was an obvious connection between them, and the whole audience knew it, especially during Jay Z’s “Young Forever,” when the two sang to each other while walking to the center stage.
As I noted back in December at the “Mrs. Carter Show,” Bey really does have a connection with her fans, as does Jay Z. The stage had a setup in the center of the stadium, which both stars used as way to get closer to their fans. In fact, Jay actually took a few minutes to walk onto that stage just to look at “all the sexy ladies.” There, he freestyled an intro to his wife’s “Partition.” That’s not the only time that they collaborated on something not officially recorded. Bey joined in, with perhaps my favorite moment of the night, by singing Justin Timberlake’s part in Jay Z’s “Holy Grail.”
Respect that, bow-down bitches.