Last weekend, the world witnessed Queen Bey slay a memorable Super Bowl performance and immediately followed up her Bruno Mars dance off with a major announcement: the Formation World Tour. Naturally, social media went nuts. Suddenly an influx of comical memes insinuated that Bey’s ticket prices were outrageously inconsiderate.
While I’m not ballin’ in any shape or form, I have to disagree with the notion. A true fan recognizes that an artist has to grow. We accept the fact that Beyonce is bigger than she has ever been, and look forward to the chance when we can afford to experience her live. Honestly, she is the Queen Bey; the songstress of five successful albums, the slayer of several successful tours, the respected, worshipped and well deserved Beyoncé. We can’t expect a Groupon deal.
As a faithful Bey fan, I was pumped to get the dates and deets for the summer stadium tour. As a broke college student, I knew exactly where I was going to be sitting if I went: the broke people section. According to Ticketmaster, $148 will get you a seat in the 500 section at New York’s Citifield Stadium. No, it isn’t your usual $70 deal. But again, this isn’t your usual talent or your usual tour. Beyoncé has proved that she is everything but ordinary on many occasions, so that $148 ticket isn’t a bad investment as she is proven to bring a more-than-worthy show to the table.
Perhaps the people complaining, forgot how truly entertaining Bey is. If you recall any of her shows and concerts then you know that Bey does not disappoint. The Texas-bama is arguably one of the best entertainers out right now. She’s always captivating, and always professional. Must I recall, the amount of times this women has fell, slipped, or got her head stuck into a fan and still graciously showcased her stardom? She’s been doing it for so long that her greatness is second nature and I don’t expect anything less. Just imaging that choreo, those vocal arrangements, her live band is so exciting.
While I’m currently still reevaluating my budget to see her, I am in no way encouraging other people to go if you can’t afford to go. The problem isn’t that her tickets are too expensive. Like with all concerts, there are some really expensive seats and some more sensible seats. It doesn’t make you any less of a fan if the prices aren’t accustomed to your lifestyle at this time. But the complaining has to stop.
Come April 27th, Beyonce will be kicking off yet another fantastic tour. If you are that fan with a few less coins than other and sitting out of this Formation, then then that’s cool, and if you’re the fan who can put a few nickels a side for the show I’ll see you there. But if you are a complaining fan that shockingly attempted to buy yourself some front row tickets, then kindly, have a seat.