The Tuesday I was looking out for was finally there, it was time for On The Run part II! I was going to see Jay-Z and Beyoncé live at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. I saw Beyoncé two years ago with the Formation World Tour, but I was so excited about this one! I saw the first version of OTR on tv and it was so good.
First of all I wanted to say something. People leave negative comments about OTR II because it is too organized and there is no room for spontaneity. But you get one hell of a spectacular show. Why shouldn’t it be organized? Would you pay more than €50,- for a show where Beyoncé is only talking to the audience about nail polish? I guess not. These are two top artists who give a fantastic show. It was epic. I just can’t stand people’s negativity sometimes.
I went with a friend of mine and her little sister. The three of us traveled by train to Amsterdam. The area of the concert was very crowded because Demi Lovato had a concert there as well. Luckily we didn’t have to wait a long time because we had fixed seats.
When we entered the venue the support act was already begun. It was a DJ. We had to study for our finals so we went to Amsterdam last minute, just in time to see the Queen. We wandered around the venue a bit, had something to drink and visited the merchandise stand. I doubted for a while if I should buy a shirt or sweater. I really wanted to, but it costs a lot of money and would I even be wearing it? But at the end I was like who cares? And bought a shirt. It is a black t-shirt with Beyoncé and Jay-Z sitting on a motorcycle. On the back you see all the places they visited with OTR II, in a cross. Horizontal for Europe and vertical for America. The shirt was €40,-.
After the merchandise run we went to find our seats, because the queen would begin in about 30 minutes. We chatted a little, laughed a lot and enjoyed the music. And then it was time: Bee and Jay walked on stage!
The show was awesome. Very similar to OTR, but still awesome. Beyoncé always makes her shows a work of art with her outfits and visual effects. I also like how they added a lot of videos. These videos told some sort of story. They both killed it. Every outfit I was like ‘’this is absolutely my favourite, yet!’’ and she still amazed me with every new set of clothes. I was emotional when she sang ‘’resentment’’. That is my absolute favourite Beyoncé song EVER. I always watch it on youtube, a live version, because I think it is better than the original. And she just did it, live. While sitting. In a gorgeous nude dress. With teared up eyes. I loved that. That was the only moment I captured fully on my phone because I knew I would watch that video over and over. I just have nothing other than good to tell you about OTR II. If you still have the chance to get tickets, do it! It is worth every penny.
The one thing I disliked about the show, actually has nothing to do with Beyoncé or Jay-Z. It is the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The sound of the venue is just SO BAD. After three songs I had earache. FIX. YOUR. AUDIO. IF. BEYONCÉ. PERFORMS. IN. YOUR. VENUE. thank you.