From her gold-plated microphone to the dozen dramatic (and leggy) outfits, Queen Bey was every bit the royal queen of the Rose Bowl last night in an hours-long concert that showcased her singing and dancing before an enthralled audience of over 60,000.
Beyonce paid tribute to Prince by performing his “Beautiful Ones” in a sold-out show that was flawless.
The crowd, sprinkled with popular entertainment industry names, was well-behaved.
Concertgoers spotted numerous Hollywood A-listers, including Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Snoop Dogg, Ashton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis, Pink, Demi Lovato and Beyonce’s former Destiny’s Child band member Kelly Rowland.
Police said Sunday morning there were no major incidents.
Media reports that the glut of concert-goers would “would bring the city to a halt” were exaggerated. A well-oiled network of off-site parking lots coupled with shuttles kept traffic woes in West Pasadena to a minimum, observers agreed.
Tickets to the events had skyrocketed to as much as $1,500.
Fans started arriving long before the 6 p.m. Bowl opening. Food and drink vendors were positioned in Brookside Park areas near the Rose Bowl as early as 3 p.m. for concertgoers.
Hip-hop artist DJ Khaled opened at about 7 p.m. and Beyoncé took the stage about 8:30 p.m.
The Daily Mail said she was “radiant and racy.”
“The 34-year-old Single Ladies hit-maker looked sensational as she took to the stage at the famous Rose Bowl, changing into a myriad of outfits as she belted out hit after hit,” the Daily Mail gushed.
Beyonce’s international “Formation” tour rides the wave of her album “Lemonade” debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts. This is the first time a music performer has hit that spot with six albums in a row.
The Formation World Tour is so popular Beyonce will be returning to Southern California to perform in Dodger Stadium for the first time in September after she returns from the European leg of the series.
Concert producers Live Nation and Parkwood Entertainment have said demand has driven the additional dates.