When Beyoncé announced her tour via a commercial after her Superbowl performance I got the chills. She dominated the half-time stage and the world knew an album was imminent. My niece's birthday was also approaching soon after tickets went on sale so I jumped at the idea of gifting her a ticket to see the Queen B with me. Genna turned 14 and loves to dance, Beyoncé would be her first concert.
Seeing Yoncé was a spectacle. The visuals of the transitions and of each song were amazing. At one point Blue Ivy came on the huge screen in a transition and the entire crowd screamed. Prior to the show I had checked her set list and I made a Spotify playlist with all of the songs to listen to leading up to the big day so I had an idea of what songs to expect. What I loved most is she didn't do the album versions of the songs. Kitty Kat for example she only sang a portion of in a sultry voice while patting her kitty kat. Most songs had samples of other songs (like The Doors 5 to 1 sample in Ring the Alarm). The wall at the rear of the stage was made completely of speakers and the rectangular prism of a screen opened and rotated throughout her set. This was all part of the THX experience, much like at the beginning of a movie it you hear the sound effect we heard it just before she opened with Formation.
I captured all photos with my Olympus OM-D EM10 (zoom lens, though yes, the Rose Bowl only allows lenses that are no bigger than 3.5"). I also captured a few dozen videos but editing them together will take a bit longer.