On Saturday (August 3), Beyoncé brought The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the first of three BK stops. Here’s what we learned from the Bey Experience.
1. For some, Beyoncé’s latest tour seemed to be oddly titled—The Mrs. Carter Show sounded like Jay-Z’s wife defining herself through her man. But this outing couldn’t be more fittingly named. With her fourth solo album, 2011’s 4, Beyoncé stepped into the stable, marriage phase of her career and the music sounded like it (“Love On Top,” “1 + 1,” etc). Likewise, this show is familiar yet no less exciting. Bey still has fun, as the occasionally trill Ms. Perfect with a naughty streak she knows when to keep dormant. But more than ever, respect and legacy are on her mind. Mid-show, after “Crazy In Love,” she asked the crowd a rhetorical question: “Are y’all gon’ say, ‘I was at that Beyoncé concert 20 years ago’?” (My kid will hear about it everyday.)
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