#AmexAccess: Beyoncé, Formation World Tour

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

American Express unlocks memorable moments for half a million Canadians every year. Last year, Amex helped over 400,000 fans rock out to their favourite bands. Fast forward to last night… Toronto was in for a treat as Beyoncé took centre field at her Formation World Tour sell out show at the Rogers Centre. 

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

Approximately 53,000 BeyHive fans swarmed in unison as she opened with Formation and had the crowd slaying under one pulsing, scream-filled roof. And I mean, the city was slaying all right - everyone looked good and was feeling themselves - matter of fact, everyone felt like they were Beyoncé! The BeyHive energy couldn’t have felt more real. Toronto was lit!

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

The buzzing BeyHive fans grew louder as images from Lemonade’s companion short film flashed across a massive rotating monolithic box. The energy was electrifying, enticing, and addicting. It was as if the crowd was casted upon Queen Bey’s spell. They would bow down at her request in formation, and when she tells an entire stadium to slay, they slay. “If y’all know where you come from say, ‘I slay!'” she commanded.

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

These eye-witnessing, jaw dropping moments are made possible with American Express; when it comes to access, no other brand comes close to providing memorable experiences quite like they do! 

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

For the entire two hour show, Beyoncé remained effortlessly flawless despite her dynamic, pyrotechnic-fuelled performances. The crowd was left inspired and in awe at the precision of her regal-like stage presence, poised movements, and undeniably humbling personality. The crowd went ghostly quiet during Beyoncé’s interludes as her voice echoed the stadium with words of encouragement.

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

"Ladies, you are strong. There is not a woman alive who is not strong.” she said just before singing her 2003 hit Me, Myself, and I. "No matter how hard life gets, no matter who breaks your heart," she continued, "you are never alone.”

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

When life throws you lemons, you sing your heart out to Lemonade. Beyoncé tapped into something bigger than herself during Wednesday night’s performance. Her Formation World Tour focuses on themes of anger, redemption, forgiveness, feminism, race and gender; and less about politics and martial strife. It was all about Beyoncé and her commanding presence and she owned it more than ever. The 34-year-old is in the midst of a 41-date stadium tour in support of her sixth album, Lemonade. She even took an emotional moment to thank her fans for their loving support for nearly 20 years. 

The Formation World Tour concluded with Beyoncé and her dancers splashing around in water to Freedom, Survivor, and End Of Time. It was one helluva sight to experience — Queen Bey at her purist, rawest form. 

With American Express Invites, Amex brings cardmembers an ongoing flow of access to global entertainment and lifestyle opportunities. Thanks to Amex Canada, #ThisMoment was shared with a guest who experienced his first ever concert. This moment changed and inspired his perspective on life as a creative and lifestyle photographer. Needless to say, Amex is a brand focused on providing its Cardmembers unparalleled access to inspiring events and experiences. In addition, they open doors to the worlds of music, dining, culture, film, sports, and fashion. 

You too can explore and join in on the #AmexLife experience. If you missed out on Beyoncé’s sold out Formation World Tour, be sure it never happens again by checking out AmexInvites.ca to learn more about the hottest upcoming events!

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony

Photo courtesy of: Nate Anthony