From the moment Beyoncé announced the dates for her Renaissance World Tour, the countdown has already begun for her debut in Stockholm, Sweden – not to mention speculation about what the Grammy winner will say, dress and remix on stage.
Now, the day – or night if you’re lucky enough to be in Sweden right now – has finally arrived. And BeyHive is giving Twitter a front row seat for all of the singer’s Barbarella-esque costumes, captivating stage designs, and somewhat surprising setlist.
If you’ve miraculously bought tickets to the tour this summer and are doing your best not to indulge, you probably shouldn’t read any further. (Maybe delete all the social media apps on your phone while you’re at it.) But for those of us dying to see the endless amounts of footage that will inevitably flood our Twitter feeds next week, let’s eat it up. it’s a visual feast!
From shorts shared by concert-goers on Twitter, Beyoncé’s latest tour looks like the ultimate Afro-futuristic, bizarre, and particularly horny fantasy, with crazy set pieces like the ones below. huge robot tits. At one point, it appears to have a huge pair of cyborg legs in a sprawling eagle position, and a giant portal appears. I suddenly believe in the power of artificial intelligence!
Let’s start with some of the most eye-catching costumes of the night. Seeing Beyoncé dressed as a real bee is like watching a superhero wearing a cape for the first time – even though she’s given us bee-inspired looks in the past. The “Crazy In Love” singer wore a black and yellow leotard and a metal cap with long, dagger-like antennae while singing “America Has A Problem.” We still don’t know all the fashion designers Beyoncé has collaborated with for this tour. But the geometric shape of the body with accentuated hips is reminiscent of the Theyry Mugler look of the past.
Whoever the designer is, it sure looks great (and a little scary?) The other Wasp from Marvel has officially been found dead!
Other notable views include a elegant holographic jumpsuit for the opening number “Dangerously In Love”. A little weirder was a sleeveless metallic leotard with a mirror on the body, as if to tell me I could see the future through Beyoncé’s abs. She paired the look with Mary J. Blige oversized boots, which looked appropriate given the “I’m Goin’ Down” cover featured on the show.
Beyoncé also showed off some of her tools on stage when she compared a white robe to a stained glass window using UV lighting. She also stunned in a gorgeous (again) metallic, tinsel cape as she glided through the Friends Arena.
Ultimately, the set pieces literally seemed to play the biggest role in the show. The scale of the production, including a giant, circular B-stage in the middle of the stadium, gives concert-goers like myself with bleeding-nosed seats hoping they can still have an immersive experience.
It seems like Beyoncé set out to become one with the show’s massive decor, like a doll in a playhouse. (The sheer acting of this tour reminds me of Katy Perry’s Las Vegas residence, PLAY). The most fascinating, oddly enough, was the simplest: a giant swirling seashell, inside of which he acted “Virgo’s Groove.” He also danced between a pair of robot arms during “COSY.” And for “America’s Got A Problem,” he recreated one of the most circulated images in the United States. Renaissance He is promoting it behind a news desk with an “on the air” sign.
I would have neglected to mention this image of a giant Beyoncé lying naked next to her with an arch covering the middle section. Now I have to spend the rest of my night wondering if you’re a fan of him. Portrait of a Burning Lady.
Given that BeyHive mostly lacked visuals for this album, the internet wasn’t exactly as concerned with the actual music as with the overall production. Again, set list In addition to the track listing – if it’s in Beyoncé’s discography – it included a number of old hits and deep fiction. Renaissance. Some of the unexpected options were “Defects and All”. I.. Sasha Fierce“Rather Die Young” is closed 4 Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaboration “Lift Off” watch the throne.
Setlist was visibly missing Lemonade And birthday marks. Probably most of the songs Lemonade– it doesn’t fit the exuberant mood of the tour, except for the “Formation” he performs. But not including “Woman Worldwide” birthday sounds like an oversight at a tech-themed show. She made up for it, though, by taking the example of Britney Spears’ “Toxic.”
Overall, if viewing the tour’s visuals from the grainy cell phone footage was overwhelming, seeing it in person should be a life-changing experience. You can only imagine what additional costumes and song choices Beyoncé might release in the coming weeks. But we didn’t forget those music videos, ma’am!