Disclaimer: The ONLY reason I wrote this post is because folk have asked for my thoughts on the concert. So here goes my honest opinion.
Last week I attended the Formation World Tour in Detroit. I’m not a member of the Hive, but I’ll admit that leading up to the concert, I was beginning to display some lowkey Beyhive-ish behavior. From blasting her songs on my way home from work, to making sure my mom, sister and I were all “in formation” to get these concert tickets, to pep-talking myself through my work day with fan girly phrases like, “Don’t trip, boo. Queen Bey is coming.” Yep, I’d been stung.
To be honest, I’ve always liked Bey. Ever since her Destiny’s Child days (before and after Michelle). I think she’s a great singer and an even greater performer. Probably the greatest entertainer of this generation, honestly. But since I’m not a member of the Hive, I look at Bey from a more rational, sane, objective point of view. In other words, I don’t follow and defend her every move (only Jesus gets that type of treatment). Think of it this way: If Bey and I were cool like that, I would be the type of friend who tells her that her outfit looks crazy as hell if it actually looks crazy as hell. Meanwhile, 99.9% of y’all would be that minion friend that tells her she looks cute and will let her walk out of the house looking like a fool. So in the spirit of realness, I’ma just go ahead and keep it one hunnid — the Formation World Tour wasn’t all that to me. [Read more…]