Queen Beyonce Slays Headlining Performance At The 2015 Budweiser Made In America Festivalby Erica Russell | PopCrush
Did you hear a loud buzzing sound in Philadelphia last night? Well, don’t worry—that wasn’t a swarm of mutant killer bees attacking the city, it was just the Bey Hive congregating to worship their Queen Bey.
Beyonce, who celebrated her 34th birthday on Friday, was in town on Saturday night (September 5) to headline Day 1 of the two-day 2015 Budweiser Made In American Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, an annual event that is also sponsored by her husband Jay Z. There, Bey treated fans in the crowd to an assortment of previous and current solo hits, as well as a handful of beloved Destiny’s Child singles. Songs performed include “Crazy in Love,” “Halo,” “Drunk in Love,” “XO,” “Diva,” “Single Ladies,” “Say My Name,” “Jumpin’ Jumpin’,” “Survivor,” and her 2014 joint track with Nicki Minaj—who was in the audience—”Feeling Myself.”
And while the music is of course a huge part of why we all love Beyonce, the performer also made sure to visually stun her fans with her both her energetic dance moves and glamorous stage wardrobe, changing in and out of a number of glitzy, sexy bodysuits and curve-hugging ensembles during her set.
In addition to the bangers and bodysuits, the star also celebrated her feminist mission by playing a number of famous quotes during her set, including empowering sound-bytes from Ronda Rousey, Eartha Kitt, Maya Angelou, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, sharing the latter’s definition of a feminist (“a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes”) to the packed crowd. Leave it to Beyonce to think of the ladies who “Run the World.”
Other artists who performed/will perform at the two-day event include The Weeknd, J. Cole, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Future and more, and while there are definitely some killer artists on this list, we can’t help but feel like it’s gonna be a little difficult to top Bey.
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