Glastonbury 2011 - Beyoncé Live Review @ Worthy Farm (Somerset) - 26 Jun 2011
When the headliners for Glastonbury 2011 were announced I nearly soiled myself with excitement! Yes you read that right! Mainly because Beyonc would be playing the Sunday night and when I grow up I wanna be Beyonc! Granted there were mixed reviews on the queen of booty shaking playing the iconic Pyramid stage at a rock festival, but those music snobs who couldnt open their minds to her mainstream music were also the ones found front and centre screaming all the words to Single Ladies!
Queen B appeared on stage with a sequined gold number and what could only be described as little black pants! The lady looked phenomenal and she was rocking ridiculous heels! To get the party started she kicked off with Crazy in Love and it was sublime high energy strutting across the stage to her all female band dressed in white. From the out start of her show the tone was set pure female sexual power. Who run the world? Beyonc!
Mrs Jay-Z was full of gratitude and appreciation for being on this huge stage playing to over 170,000 festivalers that was televised live on TV. Her hubby did the same a few years ago and now it was her turn to own that stage. As well as having much love and feeling incredibly humble for being the first woman to headline the Pyramid stage in like forever, she really got the crowd going as she including us in her performance. For example we were all made to get our fierce game face on with the Single Ladies dance throwing our hands up in the air like born again Christians! I even found myself channeling my inner Tina Turner as I screamed to the left to the left! throughout her rendition of Irreplaceable. We also embraced a round of soul clapping on which makes you feel like your hands may fall off if you clap too hard! But if Beyonc says clap you simply say... how hard!
Im not sure how the lady of RnB managed to rock the stage in crazy heels, with body defying Jamaican dancehall moves whilst singing note perfect, but Beyonc effortlessly pulled it off. She not only sang her new track about karma in a relationship called Best Thing Ive Never Had but she also hit rewind with a superb Destinys Child medley of such classics like Independent Woman, Bugaboo and Say My Name which kept all the D Child lovers extremely happy. But not stopping at grabbing just the fans for a ride on her fun bus, Beyonc also satisfied the rockers in the house by remixing some of her tunes with Kings of Leon, Alanis Morissette and The Eurythmics. Those who were trying to pretend they had no love for Beyonc could be found screeching out of tune to Sex on Fire!
Concluding her epic soulful performance Beyonc belted out Halo and walked out to see the crowd shaking hands and letting crazed fans touch her weave under close supervision of her burly bodyguard. It was a great end to my whole Glasto experience and a great end to Glastonbury in general. You could not deny the fact that Beyonc tore up that Pyramid stage! She threw all her female sassy attitude all over the shop with intense ballads and booty shaking vibes. My favourite part of her set was the Etta James rendition of At Last which blew my head off in the most fabulous way possible. I usually cringe at covers from any musical artist, but for Beyonc I will allow it! I was however expecting a lot more cheesy chat from her with the whole American thing of thanking God and being so blessed blah blah blah Ive heard her regurgitate at many award shows but instead Beyonc simply let her voice and her ghetto booty rock Glastonbury 2011! All kinds of amazingness.
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