Her opening act was a guy named Luke James, a guy with a good voice who I found over sexualized and disgusting. At one point his “choreography” consisted of sticking his hand down his pants. He’ll probably end up famous, which is the only reason I mention him.
After Pervy Perverson was done there was an intermission which was more entertaining than his performance. There was lots of fun music being played, including one song that made nearly everyone get up and begin performing a dance my friend Dan informed me is called The Wobble.
Oh, to have that kind of confidence.
Also during the intermission Trace and I saw our friend Rich who I’ve known since college.
We’re drinking Straw-ber-itas. Rich said they now sell Cran-ber-itas but he can’t find them anywhere. Apparently the Cran-ber-ita is being billed as a winter drink, so you can imagine what a horse’s ass I felt like drinking a Straw-ber-ita in December.
Beyoncé has a flair for the dramatic. The first song was “Run the World (Girls)”. A video played where everyone was in white, then the screen slowly lowered, and the white video started meshing with dancers appearing on stage, and finally, Beyoncé, also dressed in white.
We do this song in Zumba, so I love it for that reason. After some other songs she did another song we do in Zumba, “Get Me Bodied”, which I really love. (I couldn’t help but do the moves in my head.) I believe during this song she was in this black outfit with a baseball cap, all sparkly.
She reminded me of Janet Jackson in Rhythm Nation.
The dancing to “Love on Top” is so adorable. It’s like this but without Beyoncé being pregnant:
That video makes me LOL because of who you see in the audience: Lady Gaga dressed as a man and Katy Perry wearing a block of cheese on her head. Oh, 2011.
“Single Ladies” was another high point.
I can’t watch this dance without thinking of Dan, the same friend who educated me on the Wobble earlier in the evening. Dan could perform this dance when it was popular and I’m fairly sure he still could.
After performing “Grown Woman”, “XO”, and “Halo”, Beyoncé introduced her mostly female dancers (two guys) and all female musicians. Another reason to love Beyoncé.
And after about two hours and many costume changes, that was that.