and i do mean everything.
how am i supposed to go to a concert now?
it’s not gonna be as great as she was last night.
how am i gonna even go to a club?
she took everything great about music and dance and spectacle and black pride
and shoved it in our faces
and flicked her long, wild wig at it
i was not a huge Beyonce fan, but last night not only did i, but we all saw the light.
we all saw the power of black girl magic.
she was graceful and fast and smooth and only got better as the clock ticked closer to two hours.
she didn’t rely on video screens or inflatable props
she was so magical that even the fireworks were all fuck this and felt like sparklers.
she had a whole damn marching band on stage with her, all of MC Hammers dancers, the twins from Cirque, an orchestra, and an all girl heavy metal band.
it reminded me of Kanye’s 808 n Heartbreaks redeux show at the Hollywood Bowl mixed with gasoline and twerking. it was the history of black college culture, hip hop, a cookout, and a family reunion when Destiny’s Child appeared and reminded us that you can come home again.
for years the rumors have been that Coachella would drop a boatload to get the Smiths to reunite.
all i can say after what i am still trying to process from last night ON TV
is fuck the Smiths.
beyonce showed us what giving 100% to the grandest idea you could think of looks and sounds like
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT
and it is flawless.