📆 Thursday, September 14th
⏰ Doors @ 6:30 pm | Show @ 8 pm
📍 Lumen Field: 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle
I missed the last time Beyoncé came through Lumen Field for her 2018 On the Run Tour with Jay-Z, but you better believe I was at field level for her 2016 Formation World Tour.
Sure, there are plenty of other triple/quadruple/quintuple threats in the world selling out stadiums—I like Taylor Swift, so don’t come for me, Swifties—but I’m not sure I’d ever seen such a perfect demonstration of a superstar’s power. This is how a modern musical empire can inspire so much in people, how even a multi-million-dollar, choreographed-to-a-T presentation can feel so direct, personable, and political. Prince had also passed that week, so in the back half of the concert, Queen Bey dropped to her knees and led thousands of us in a guttural cry-along of “Purple Rain.”
Beyoncé latest album Renaissance is, as my wife puts it, 62 minutes of joy. “We get Beyoncé doing Black Lady Studio 54 realness,” she said in an interview conducted on our living room couch. “It’s done in a way that’s really particular to Black culture as part of the history of dance music.”
“It’s songs about f*cking and dancing and looking amazing,” she continued. “It’s just pure vibes all the way down. It’s awesome. It makes you feel great about yourself.”
So why not do that with around 70,000 other people?
Fashion note! Beyoncé has requested (if possible, NBD) that people dress up in silver and chrome outfits to celebrate Virgo season, where “we’ll surround ourselves in a shimmering human disco ball each night.” You heard the queen.
See Also: Beyoncé Parties Happening in Seattle During the Renaissance Tour
(Lumen Field tickets not required 🎟)
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