10 Things I learned…#TheFormationTour

10 Things I learned…#TheFormationTour

Last Thursday I attended Beyoncfrom-tidal-16bd7ea90c70e612bcfc86710667602acd76ee10-s900-c85e’s “The Formation Tour” in Philadelphia, I am a Beyonce fan not to be confused with a “Stan” (A stan is an avid fan and supporter of a celebrity, franchise, film, or group, often a rock/pop musician. The object of the stan’s affection is often called their fave. Based on the song “Stan” by American rapper Eminem, the term has frequently been used to describe artist devotees whose fanaticism matches the severity of the obsessive character named Stan in the 2000 Eminem song. The word has been described as a portmanteau of “stalker” and “fan”) I’ve listened to and appreciated her music since her time as one of Destiny’s Children. I’ve never attended any Beyonce’s concerts, the closest I’ve come to seeing Beyonce in concert was in front of my big screen television on my couch.

Ten things I learned…#TheFormationTour

10.   Never show up at the start time, because the opening act will open and then you will wait an hour in the rain for the Queen to arrive.

9.    Rain of any kind in the cold during an outdoor concert is the bitchiest of bitches.

8.    Beyonce is a BOSS, not only did ole girl perform in the rain, she played in water in the rain. You ain’t about that rain life, shit I ain’t about that rain life and I sat/stood in it for two hours.

7.     Freakum dresses are NOT created equally- If you are built like a sack of potatoes for whatever reason, don’t squeeze your potatoe-y ass into a little black dress for a Beyonce concert no one wants to see that.

6.     When Beyonce say’s she’s flawless, believe that shit…bish performed for two hours in the pouring windy ass rain and not nan eye lash or foundation move out of place.

5.     Uber is the best invention since sliced bread – I Ubered for the first time and it was absolutely pleasant and super convenient. I hate taxi’s/cabs with a passion because of their tendency to be racist towards my people, Uber will not only pick you up while being black they will take you to black ass places while being black. #Winning.

4.     The Beyhive smokes crack, and not regular crack that good crack, you would have to smoke the good crack to pay over five hundred dollars to stand and hope to catch one of Queen Bey’s sweat covered towels.

3.      People eat food in the rain while wearing ponchos…I was perplexed.

2.     Pyrotechnics’s are the bomb when you’re freezing your ass off in the rain and cold. Not to ruin it for those who have yet to partake in the tour of formation but there is fire and fireworks and shit.

1.      So far this is the most entertaining concert I have attended in person (I’m sorry Beyonce fans from the looks of Pink’s tours I’ve watched on TV she has Beyonce beat when it comes to shear entertainment) I’ve seen Beyonces’ tours via HBO specials and they weren’t really anything to phone home about, but this one was really enjoyable from start to finish (in the rain). She is a true professional with a ton of class because my ass would have set a rain date and chucked the deuces for a sunnier day.

Did any of you guys attend the concert? What was your favorite moment? Who should I be on the look out for as far as live performances?

T

 

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Thugnificient?

Thugnificient?

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge R&B music “head”, my entire music catalog on my iphone give or take a few albums consist of nothing but R&B.

Even though R&B is my genre of choice, I’m not a stranger to Hip-Hop music (thanks to my big brother and step-dad) more specifically 90’s hip-hop. Tupac, The Notorius B.I.G, Wu Tang Clan, DMX, NAS, A Tribe Called Quest, Eric B. and Rakim, The Lox, and Busta Rhymes to name a few, are some of the artist I listen(ed) to. I’m completely aware that most of the lyrics of some if not all of the above artist are misogynistic and perpetuate stereotypical generalizations of black women/men, and growing up in the “hood”. You would have tomaxresdefault be an idiot to think poverty and crime are mutually exclusive to black and brown people in the inner city.

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Music Minute: This and That

Music

I haven’t done one of these in a minute (pun intended ^_^), so I’ve been listening to a ton of music lately including some old school throw backs. I’m going to start with the lack luster album I was kind of disappointed in when I listened to it, and I’m thinking maybe I need to listen again but I cringe when I think of having to listen to it again especially when thinking of her previous works.

Adele, 25; I know its shocking but I just don’t like this album. I can’t get into and I think I only purchased it because I thought it would be reminiscent to her other albums. I might be the only Adele fan who doesn’t like this album and I’m ok with being on the island alone in this case.

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