Beyoncé rocked the packed crowd at Revel Atlantic City who came out to see her first performance in almost a year – since she announced her pregnancy and the birth of daughter Blue Ivy and looks like she managed to bring Sasha Fierce back with her!
“I gotta say it feels so good to be back home on stage,” said Beyoncé to the 5500 fans who came out to watch her on the Ovation Halll stage.
Celebrity guests included Selita Ebanks, Michelle Obama, Kelly Rowland husband Jay-Z who tweeted, “I’m gonna say this and then I’m gonna end mine.” BEYONCE is the best performer in the world. Period,” with Bey’s sister Solange adding, “No question.”
Nothing sexier than a man who’s proud of his wife!
After R&B singer Like James warmed up the crowd, Bey appeared on stage in her trademark silhouette before kicking off with End of Time, Love on Top and my all-time favorite Crazy In Love.
Other songs on the set list included Naughty Girl, 1+1, If I Were A Boy (which featured a cover of Goo Goo Doll’s Iris) and Run the World (Girls) which she turned into a playful competition and sing-along with fans.
She paid tribute to Whitney Houston with I Will Always Love You before closing the show with Single Ladies.
As for Bey’s outfit, Ralph & Russo designer Tamara Ralph says they worked closely with Bey to create her four couture stage pieces. A team of 20 couturiers worked 24/7 to get the outfits ready in four weeks using over 500,000 Swarovski Elements crystals.
“Beyoncé wanted us to be really creative and create fun and edgy designs that had an ultra-glamorous feel to them,” Ralph explained.
“The most elaborate design was the black and silver pinstripe vest as it has a corset base and sharp structural detailing which was constructed with stretch to allow for movement.”
Check out the full set list below along with the video playlist of her performances and photos from last night!
|1. End of Time|
2. Love on Top
3. Get Me Bodied (Extended)
4. Baby Boy
5. Crazy In Love
7. Naughty Girl (Donna Summer tribute)
9. Dance For You
10. Freakum Dress
11. I Care
12. Schoolin’ Life
13. 1+114. I Miss You
16. If I Were A Boy
17. Ex- Factor
18. Flaws and All
21. Jumpin’ Jumpin’
22. Run The World (Girls)
23. Why Don’t You Love Me
24. I Was Here
25. I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston tribute)
27. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)