FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WTNH)– Thousands came out from all over the northeast to take in the Jay Z and Beyonce love fest, also known as the “On the Run Tour.”
The power couple only toured 16 stadiums. Tuesday night they filled almost every seat in Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, with all eyes glued on their ‘Bonnie and Clyde” themed production.
The show started with a film clip similar to their popular star studded movie trailer promo. Beyonce and Jay Z in black and white, out west, toting guns, kissing in phone booths, riding motorcycles, all while speaking french no less.
Their chemistry is on fire on the video backdrop that runs throughout the show and remains that way when they come out on stage to their popular 2003 collaboration “03 Bonnie and Clyde.”
Through the show, the duo perform several of the songs they collaborated on like Beyonce’s “Upgrade” and “Crazy in Love.”
They also alternated stage time so they can perform each of their own singles, which neither of them limited to their newest albums.
Beyonce dropped a surprise album online in December called “Beyonce” and Jay Z’s newest album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail” came out last July.
While both played popular songs from those albums like “Drunk in Love” (Beyonce) and “Tom Ford” (Jay Z), they also knew to include fan favorites like “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Beyonce) and “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” (Jay Z).
No matter what they were singing or rapping, their stage presence and chemistry made it impossible for you to take your eyes off them.
“It was a great performance. They really are good entertainment and put on a good show from start to finish and they spoke to the audience. And had the crowd out of their seats at all times,” said Marta Musial, who was in the 15th row at the show in Foxborough.
The stage, which was placed where the field goal would be in the stadium, wasn’t that large or that fancy. The special effect of sparkling lights and fire were simple compared to the shows of recent superstars.
It was their over the top “Bonnie and Clyde” clip that looked like a Hollywood blockbuster and how they commanded the stage together that made all the difference.
And it was simple home videos of their daughter and their wedding day that closed the show, allowing the audience in to their private special world if only for a couple songs (Jay Z “Forever Young” and Beyonce’s “Halo”).
While their Bonnie and Clyde clips flashed a graphic at the start of the show that said “This is not real life” their home videos flashed a similar one reading “this is real life,” separating their glamorous stage personas and the real life parents.
“Flawless performance. Jay Z and Beyonce clearly thought out this performance from top to bottom from the song choices to the video transitions. Their chemistry had the crowd screaming, and it’s safe to say after the success of this tour I wouldn’t be surprised if they considered doing another tour sometime in the near future,” said concert goer, Alex Vitale.
But let’s not forget the recent rumors. The Solange vs Jay Z elevator fight sparked rumors that Jay Z may have recently cheated on Queen B with designer Rachel Roy.
While it’s hard to believe there could be trouble in paradise, it’s important to note that Beyonce did raise eyebrows when she changed lyrics in her newest song about cheating “Resentment.”
The original lyrics read “I know she was attractive but I was here first, Been ridin’ with you for six years why did I deserve, To be treated this way by you, you.”
However Beyonce changed the meaningless six years to twelve years in both her Ohio and Massachusetts’ show. And twelve years just happens to be how long Jay Z and Beyonce have been together.
The reason behind the lyric change is unclear but what is a fact is that on stage the couple was “looking so crazy in love” and alone or together can put on an amazing performance.