Monday, December 16, 2013

The Night I Met Beyonce

9:54 PM

I have made no secret of my appreciation for the entertainment wonder that is Beyonce as seen here, here and here.  But, the thing is... I'm cheap.  And I really couldn't see myself spending a whole lot of money for a few hours of entertainment. So I missed the July show. And felt bad about it.  It is extremely rare that I splurge on me and YOLO and all of that.

When they announced that she was coming back in December and I was determined that I was going to see her.  Even if I had to write 300 articles about ovaries, or HVAC or some random things to earn the money.  I was going to go. And, I was taking my sister.  I spent the better part of the day searching for tickets, looking at the total and then backing out.  Multiple sections, various variations, making up promotion codes just in case - but I couldn't pull the trigger on spending the equivalent of my car note on tickets.

So, our seats were um, not exactly close. 

You see those dark spots on top? That's where I sat.  Yes - on the outside. Being on the inside was extra.
It was an awesome show.  I'm sure at one point she looked up and we locked eyes, experiencing what can only be described as some foolishness I just made up.  You can't lock eyes with someone who is sitting on the outside of the building. 

It was the same day that she dropped her super secret, we didn't tell anyone, bet I still sell millions, album. Even though I'd seen them before, I was surprised at how many people were complaining about Beyonce.  As though their entire existence had been ruined because she put out an album.  To be honest, I can't think of another artist that receives as much "hate" as Beyonce.  R Kelly peed on 8th graders and nothing is said, but a grown married singing about grown woman things is an abomination?  There are plenty of artists that I don't care for, but I'd never go around bashing them on social media and then flying into a rage if people disagreed. That makes no sense.  If you don't like her, that's fine, please keep it to yourself.  And I, in turn, won't go all crazy lady when Lady Gaga wears a meat dress.

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  1. I would love to see a show one day myself...I just can't quite part with the money :-( Frugality wins again. I listened to snippets of the new album on itunes and I loved it..really loved it. I'm not sure that I'll actually buy it..verdict is still out on that one. I looked at Beyonce's instagram feed the other night. I was late to the party and didn't know she had one so I thought I'd check it out. I was surPRIsed at the amount of horrible things people were, truly, surprised. I'm not trying to make her my queen anytime soon but no one deserves that much hate,

    1. Maybe it's because she's like the popular girl in high school and now people feel free to throw shade because they won't be shunned? I don't know, but it's weird.


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