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‘Renaissance’ Recap: My Experience At The Beyoncé Concert

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Texas chapter.

I’m still recovering from the fact that I went to the Beyoncé concert! As soon as I saw the tour announcement, I knew I had to go and I’m so glad I did. The Renaissance World Tour was of course centered around her seventh studio album, Renaissance, but she still played some iconic hits from Lemonade, Dangerously in Love, and 4.

I went to the Dallas show at AT&T Stadium as there were no tour stops in Austin (although in hindsight I should’ve gone to Houston to see her bring out Megan Thee Stallion). Regardless, it was still cool to be at the first show of the Texas leg of the tour. When she came out on the stage, Beyoncé told the crowd how happy she was to be back home, which warmed my heart as a fellow Texas gal.

The show was split into about seven acts with one encore at the end. Before each act, an interlude would play and a video would accompany the music on the big screen. Her visuals on this tour were top-notch and incredibly creative. My favorite was the “Opulence” interlude, which included many references to ballroom culture as well as Beyoncé herself voguing!

Overall, the outfits at this concert were to die for, and I’m not just talking about Beyoncé’s. On Aug. 23, she asked for fans to wear silver to the remaining shows, and what Beyoncé wants, she gets! The crowd was full of silver disco cowgirl hats, boots, mini skirts, and dresses. My favorite look from Beyoncé was her opening gown, which was a custom, seafoam Georges Hobeika dress and matching veil with tons of feathers and crystals.

Beyoncé brought out many famous guests at the Renaissance tour, including Kendrick Lamar and Diana Ross. While Lamar and Ross were only at select stops, Beyoncé’s oldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, performed at nearly every location. Blue Ivy came out during the songs “My Power” and “Black Parade” and danced alongside her mother like a pro.

The Renaissance tour earns 10s across the board from me. I’m so grateful I was able to see one of my biggest inspirations perform live. I can’t wait for Renaissance Act II to be released and to attend more shows in the future!

Sarah is a second-year journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin and serves as a Campus Correspondent for Her Campus at Texas. She loves fashion, beauty, and music and enjoys sharing these interests in her writing.