The Formation World Tour
For my 16th birthday my father gave me a Ticket for a concert of Beyonce in the O2 Arena in London.
The Formation World Tour is the seventh concert tour by American singer Beyoncé in support of her sixth studio album, Lemonade. Beyoncé’s performance at Amsterdam ArenA sold out within 20 minutes, prompting a waiting list to be opened and promoters attempting to organise a second show. I was so lucky to be part of the Formation World Tour.
Let’s Start The Show
She started the show with “Formation,” hence the tour’s name. But before she started singing, she asked the crowd if we were ready to slay, if we came here to slay, and if we will continue to slay. Yes. Yes. And yes, Bey.
Not only were her vocals goddess-like, but her message to her fans radiates positivity.
Beyonce Formation World Tour Outfits
Beyoncé worked with a variety of designers for her on-stage costumes during the tour. All styled by Beyoncé’s stylist, Marni Senofonte, references of the tour’s costumes were compared to that of the wild west, the “antebellum south.
Formation World Tour #outfit 1
The opening outfit consisted of a Victorian-inspired look created by Dean and Dan Caten (DSQUARED), complete with a crystal embroidered bustier and an oversized western style hat. The hats for Beyoncé and her dancers were made by Baron Hats. The outfit also included leather gloves and a “tattoo lace” bodysuit.
Formation World Tour #outfit 2
Balmain too produced a Victorian themed floral white bodysuit, which contained hand-embroidered pearls, crystals and glass beads. The outfit was accompanied with matching suede boots. Peter Dundas of Roberto Cavalli produced an all over black crystal embroidered bodysuit for the tour, which also included gold metallic thread and accompanying knee high tiger print boots in a military style.
Formation World Tour #outfit 3
Peter Dundas of Roberto Cavalli produced an all over black crystal embroidered bodysuit for the tour, which also included gold metallic thread and accompanying knee high tiger print boots in a military style.
Formation World Tour #outfit 4
Alessandro Michele working for Gucci designed a sequinned bodysuit for Beyoncé, incorporating a geometric print and a red mink fur coat.
The Formation World Tour Stage
The stage for the tour was described as “a game-changer for what can be achieved in a stadium touring environment. Throughout the concert, a large, rotating LED screen is featured centre stage, projecting live images of Beyoncé and her twenty backup dancers to the audience
The stage also consists of a runway, which also acts as a treadmill leading onto a B-stage that fills with a pool of water.
Formation World Tour Set List
3. “Bow Down”
4. “Run the World (Girls)”
6. “Baby Boy”
7. “Hold Up”
9. “Me, Myself & I”
10. “Runnin’ (Lose It All)”
11. “All Night”
12. “Don’t Hurt Yourself”
13. “Ring the Alarm”
14. “Independent Women”
16. “Flawless (Remix)”
17. “Feeling Myself”
19. “Drunk in Love”
22. “Daddy Lessons”
24. “Purple Rain” (Prince tribute) (Original recording)
25. “Crazy in Love (2014 remix)”
26. “Crazy in Love”
28. “Naughty Girl”
33. “End of Time”
34. “Grown Woman”
Boys, embrace the future. Girls rule the world.
We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.
And girls never forget that power’s not given to you. You have to take it.
The Good Rogue