For two evenings in a row Wembley stadium has welcomed a music royalty – Beyoncé has brought The Formation World Tour to the capital.
Bringing to the stage hits from the widely acknowledged Lemonade and songs who shaped her career (Survivor, Crazy in Love, Baby Boy, Love On Top, Halo) Queen Bey set on fire the stadium filled with around 70,000 fans, once again inspiring them by her own story.
“My first concert I ever saw was Michael Jackson, and I started dreaming that one day I’d be in stadiums all the way in London,” she told the audience. “I just wanna say thank you. Most of you guys met me with Destiny’s Child 19 years ago and I wanna say thank you for supporting me for so long and allowing me to grow and evolve.”
Perfectly executed choreography (spoiler alert – fire and water included), vocal who gave goosebumps to thousands and daring, but empowering outfits for Beyoncé and her fierce dance army (designed by Balmain, DSquared2, Roberto Cavalli, Atsuko Kudo) – it was a show not to be missed even for those who can hum only a few of her songs (well, or a few more like I can).
But Formation was not only about the power of the vocal filling the space, flashing lights or … bare legs. It was about women’s empowerment – reminding them to feel confident in their own skin and shape, surviving the ups and downs (“I’m also a survivor,” said Beyonce) and … working hard for their dreams.
“I came here to slay, b…h,” – sang the Queen of Wembley. Indeed, she slayed.
Conclusion: the Queen won’t be loosing her crown anytime soon.
Here’s the video of Love on Top acapella.