I cannot believe I am even typing this post out! I'm still feel as though I'm on cloud 9 when I look at the pictures and videos I took!
Yes, I am talking about the Beyonce concert last Wednesday!
Charlotte was one of the stops on her Renaissance World Tour and I was lucky enough to be able to attend!
The enormous stage flickered to life! The screams from the audience turned into excited chanting 'Beyonce!' Her image appeared on the screen, which turned the chanting into more cheering. Then, from a small opening in the stage, she emerged!
Beyonce is so insanely beautiful!
She is also insanely talented! She opened the show singing a very old song, 'Dangerously in Love' but it allowed her vocal range to be on full display. She sang a few other oldies but goodies, before a quick outfit change and then launching into her Renaissance discography.
When her deep, sultry voice said 'Welcome to the Renaissance!' I had chills all over!
For those who don't know, the 'Love on Top' challenge began at a concert, where Beyonce seemed to end the song, but the audience took over singing and kept the song going, much to Beyonce's surprise. Now Beyonce purposely cuts the music and lets the audience take over and the crowd tries to sing it as loud as they can. The other challenge, the 'mute' challenge comes from her song 'Energy' where she has a line that says 'look around everybody on mute,' and upon saying the word 'mute' the whole stadium is supposed to be completely silent. Of course, most of the time it works for a split second and then people get too excited and begin to cheer and the song continues.
I thought we did really well on both of them! (Though I did find myself 'whooo-hooing' during the 'mute' challenge after a moment! Ooops!)
And then the finale was just a real dream! Beyonce sat on a silver horse statue which was attached to cables and hovered out over the crowd. Silver confetti shot out behind her, making her appear as a literal angel! It was surreal!
I cried twice! When she first came out of course! And then again at the end! Beyonce said 'I want you to think about how you are feeling right now. Remember this moment. Where you are at. What you are wearing. What you are feeling." Those words sat with me all night. And the next day! They are still sitting with me!
At that moment I was feeling intense joy! Not just because I was seeing a woman I have looked up to for years, who's work ethic and humbleness has inspired me for years -yes that was monumental! But also because I was in awe of how much my life has completely changed in a year. A year ago, my drinking would have kept me from dancing my heart out at a concert, even a Beyonce concert!
But I have my life back now, and I have the chance to be present and fully invested in these incredible moments! And Beyonce, I will remember how I felt that night! You were absolutely fantastic and I am just in awe!