British Beyoncé fans say it was an “overwhelming, unforgettable moment” to see the singer live.
eyonce fans said it was “one of those mind-blowing, unforgettable moments” to see the US singer live after an “electrifying” performance in Cardiff.
Thousands flocked to Principality Stadium on Wednesday night to see the ‘world icon’ perform on the first date of their UK Renaissance World Tour.
The show included video projections and animation, as well as robotic devices, silver lunar rovers and pyrotechnics, as well as several extravagant outfit changes by the singer.
Beyonce’s setlist spanned her two-decade career and included tracks from last year’s Renaissance album, including Break My Soul and Cuff It. Throughout the performance, the singer dominated the stage, smiling, laughing and at one point sporting a black and gold striped bee suit. paired with black gloves and a pair of sunglasses, paying homage to her nickname – Queen Bey.
Fans felt “so lucky” to have secured tickets for Wednesday’s show and said the atmosphere was “buzzing”.
Nicola Stacey Jones, 54, from Risca in Wales, told the PA that Beyonce’s voice was “like velvet”.
“The atmosphere is electrifying, the music vibrates in the stadium and makes your heart beat faster. Beyoncé is absolutely perfect and has the right moves,” she said.
At the time she spoke to PA, the singer’s hit song Crazy In Love was playing, after which Ms Jones said “everyone was on their feet”.
“It’s one of those overwhelming, unforgettable moments — I was sort of there,” she said.
Sian Blackham, a senior media executive at a charity, said before the show that Beyoncé tracks had been played “at every bar” near the stadium.
“She’s an absolute icon,” she told PA
Ms Blackham, 44, added: “I’m a huge Beyoncé fan and have loved her since she began her career at Destiny’s Child.
“I’m with my best friend, my goddaughter and her aunt. This is the fourth time we’ve seen Beyoncé together, the first since the pandemic.
“We are so lucky to be attending their first show in the UK and I am so grateful to my best friend and goddaughter for securing the tickets – no easy feat.”
Ms Blackham said she was hoping Beyonce would perform her hit song Halo, which was played at the first dance at their wedding in September 2012.
She told PA that her husband Matt is now a Beyoncé fan “by conviction”.
When asked why Beyoncé continued to garner so much support from fans, she said, “She’s a global icon, a powerhouse — such a talented and gifted artist.”
“She is a role model and an inspiration. She is there for everyone.”
The Renaissance world tour is Beyonce’s first in seven years and she will perform at other UK venues including Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Murrayfield in Edinburgh and the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
She kicked off the tour in Stockholm, Sweden with an explosive show welcoming fans “to the Renaissance”.
US business magazine Forbes previously estimated that the tour could net Beyoncé more than £1.6 billion.
https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/music/beyonce-renaissance-principality-stadium-forbes-wales-b1081938.html British Beyoncé fans say it was an “overwhelming, unforgettable moment” to see the singer live.