It's pretty quiet on here on a Saturday morning, so a good time to announce that I saw Beyonce live at the Bermuda Music Festival
on Thursday night and let's be honest, who wouldn't want to spend a night with Beyonce? The concert was the 2nd night of the annual festival with The Whispers opening it up on Wednesday, UB40 headlined last night alongside Bermuda's own Collie Buddz
and tonight Alicia Keys ends the $2.5m extravaganza
at the National Stadium.
It was my funky other half who decided that we couldn't let the weekend go without getting involved ourselves so she got us tickets earlier in the week and I tootled along with low expectations. Firstly however I have to say how organised the event was, not to the standards that I have been getting used to that is for sure!
My first visit also to Bermuda's National Stadium
. It's in the parish of Devonshire near the capital and the organisers had done a fine job converting it into an outdoor concert arena. We had seats in the first row of the grandstand behind the on-pitch seating, thus avoiding the rain and screaming teenagers in short dresses with high heels sinking into the wet grass.
Call me an old cynic but I expected a shortened show, with some local dancers and a half-hearted effort from a rumoured pregnant Beyonce but nope for 95 minutes she hit every note while she and her dancers shaked their hips. Her band (all women) were excellent and she put on a passionate show and looked absolutely stunning. We had about five costume changes and I'm glad my other half brought her binoculars, even though she never got to use them! It was a great show and certainly a match for Madonna
, who we saw a couple of years ago.