Beyoncé, queen of the Stade de France

Beyoncé at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis), May 26, 2023.

Those who claim glitter in their lives were served this Friday, May 26, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis). The American singer Beyoncé offered them a great show all with rhinestones, disco balls and outfits, each one brighter than the other. Right out of the RER, his fans also seemed to have spread the word. Not a young woman without a silver skirt, not a young man without a sheer, sparkly T-shirt, or a teenager without flashy jeans. On stage, the most awarded artist of the Grammy Awards, with thirty-two trophies, savors her eighth tour of the name of her last album, Renaissance, whose repertoire, very house music oriented, is on the program for a good half of the concert.

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The 60,000 tickets for the Stade de France were snapped up in barely three quarters of an hour in February, like those for the Stade-Vélodrome in Marseille on June 11. For more than two and a half hours of show, the diva, 41-year-old businesswoman, married to billionaire rapper Jay-Z and mother of three children, will put on an effective and breathless show where she is both a review leader , tireless clubber and impressive soul singer.

After his first song, Dangerously in Lovethe artist addresses his first words to another great lady: “I would like to take a second to pay tribute to Tina Turner, she said, speaking of the interpreter of Simply The Best, died two days earlier. If you’re a fan of mine, you’re a fan of Tina Turner. I wouldn’t be on this stage if she hadn’t been there… I feel blessed to have witnessed her brilliance and to perform once again here in Paris. Thank you for your loyalty… “ She can: the tickets are expensive, from 80 euros to a few hundred euros for those who have chosen to experience the concert as closely as possible, in one of the VIP circles.

Not a false note

As in a nightclub, the lawn of the Stade de France has its privileged places, with the difference that no alcohol is served there. Only Lenny Kravitz taunts the audience with a glass of champagne. Above the sound and lighting booths, two golden platforms welcome Queen B’s guests, including Jay-Z of course, but also Pharrell Williams, newly appointed artistic director at Louis Vuitton, or Kris Jenner, the mother of the Kardashian girls… Beyonce Knowles stays close to her audience, wishes a happy birthday to those who hand her “It’s my B-day” signs, flashes complicit smiles, and never stops talking between songs.

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