There are a couple significant moments every person remembers in their lives: learning how to walk, getting your driver's license, the first day of college, your wedding day...and the first time you see Beyoncé in concert. That fateful day for me happened last weekend at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. There were a lot of things I learned that day that I felt should be documented lest the terribly devastating situation occur where you might not get to see Beyoncé's flawlessness in person. Thus, I present the 10 ways Beyoncé literally changed my life after seeing her in concert during the Formation tour.
1. She opened the concert by immediately empowering us. She began with the words, "If you are proud of who you are and where you come from say, 'I slay,'" which of course we proceeded to repeat after her.
2. She was even more beautiful in real life than you could have ever imagined. Her hair and makeup magically managed to stay on fleek the entire show, even after Beyoncé and her dancers performed in a pool of water.
3. All the dance breaks with her crew were actually mind-blowing and mesmerizing. I don't think I could have handled it if I was up closer to the front.
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4. She was so sweet and down to earth. She thanked us multiple times for sticking with her through all these years, and I'm pretty sure I died whenever she smiled. She also got us to sing along with her during multiple songs.
5. There was an interlude before the song "Survivor", where she talked about facing racism and sexism and how we are all survivors.
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6. Getting to experience the song, "Diva" live fulfilled my 6th grade dreams. Enough said.
7. She sung over 30 songs in less than 2 hours. Meanwhile, I was exhausted just watching her. A little too much truth in the quote I keep seeing around on Pinterest, "You have as many hours in a day as Beyoncé" but it was amazing to witness the greatness nonetheless.
8. There was so much artistry to the show while also keeping it super fun and hype. I loved the costume changes and the backdrops for the song "Countdown" and "Daddy Lessons" because they were so creative and unique. At one point, the special effect fire was blasted into the air that even I felt the heat from, sitting in the farthest section back.
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9. She was so unapologetically herself, but also so supportive of everyone around her that it was inspiring.
10. She finished out with the song, "Halo" while fireworks went off behind her. If you didn't leave without crying, you were for sure hit right in the nostalgia with this one.
Click here to check out my snapchat story from the night of the concert, covering all the highlights of the show.