Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour Amazes Fans


Michael Alpuin

Michael Alpuin, Managing Editor

If Raymond James Stadium had a roof it would’ve been blown off on the night of April 29th when Beyoncé played the second show of her Formation World Tour.

After announcing the tour following her Super Bowl 50 performance earlier this year, Tampa has been overflowing with anticipation to get slayed by the queen herself.

The opening performance by DJ Khaled and special guest Kent Jones can only be described as interesting. With the well known music producer and snapchat star confusing the audience with an odd mix of songs interrupted by random pauses and onomatopoeia. Although his method was unconventional, he completed his task of focusing and hyping up the sold out crowd before the main event.

The staging for the show was simply breathtaking. It featured a large rotating rectangle of screens, moving walkways, and even a stage which converted into a shallow pool of water. Fans of elaborate performances were destined to be impressed as Beyoncé pulled out all the stops for her tour following the release of her album titled Lemonade.

The performance began with the song “Formation” and continued through consistent costume changes to finally arrive at an emotional performance of her 2008 song “Halo”

With support of her backup dancers and singers as well impressively edited video displays, the show was extremely captivating. It was hard for fans to take their eyes off the action. No matter where one would look, a different intricate detail would be discovered that would just add to the amazement of the crowd.

Even those who may have walked in skeptical, left the concert impressed with both the performance and the stellar live vocals of Beyoncé Knowles. The Formation World Tour was more than a concert, it was an experience for any music fan.