The Formation singer absolutely packed out Wembley Stadium for the first of two nights at the venue for her Formation World Tour – and the place was jammed full of celebs.
Jay Z was reportedly there cheering the formation singer on, as were Victoria Beckham, Madonna, Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner.
As for the rest of the audience? The welcome for Queen Bey, the formation singer was warmer than the pyrotechnics going off around her.
The reception reduced Jay Z’s missus to tears as she thanked the crowd for their support in an emotional speech after she kicked off the show with Formation and Sorry, two hits from her critically acclaimed new album Lemonade.
‘I started singing a very, very long time ago,’ she said. ‘The first concert I ever saw was Michael Jackson. And I started dreaming that one day, I’ll be in stadiums. All the way in London.
— Formation World Tour (@FormationWT) July 2, 2016
‘I just want to say thank you,’ she added. ‘Most of you guys made me your Destiny’s Child 19 years ago and I want to say thank you for supporting me for so long and allowing me to grow and evolve, I love you so much. ‘Thank you to my BeyHive!’
No, thank you, Bey.
Fans were going nuts for Queen Bey, even Zara Larsson, who opened the show.
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA I just opened for Beyonce!!?? IS THIS FOR REAL?!!!
— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) July 2, 2016
And Tinie Tempah who had a set just before
— Tinie Tempah (@TinieTempah) July 2, 2016
For everyone else it was the stuff of dreams.
I saw Beyonce with my best friend I've known since I was like 5 tonight. We've followed Bey her entire career. It was so amazing & emosh😭💖✨
— The Next Supreme 🌙✨ (@Catstello) July 2, 2016
Time of death: when Beyonce sang "Me Myself and I" pic.twitter.com/NN0m8nmPGF
— Rossalyn Warren (@RossalynWarren) July 2, 2016
@Beyonce slayyyyed tonight, flawless👑🔥👑🔥👑🔥👑
— Saz (@SazWhittaker) July 3, 2016
— Reality Box (@RealityBox) July 3, 2016
— Martin Sarreal (@MartinSarreal) July 3, 2016