Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I'm not one to rely heavily on the caps-lock. But for some reason, every time I think about tonight's show, my pinky finger starts twitching its way over to the shift key because I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT SEEING B E Y O N C E. See? It's weird. It's like a tick. Anyway.
It's been a while since we here at Gimme Noise have subjected ourselves to an arena-sized pop show (which David and I both found to be a letdown), so tonight we are packing up our notepads and pens and heading down to the Target Center for the one AND ONLY BEYONCE KNOWLES THERE IT GOES AGAIN.
Here's a more composed preview of tonight's show by Chris DeLine, taken from this week's issue of City Pages. Check back tomorrow morning for He Said, She Said reviews from your faithful Gimme Noise bloggers.
Having previously sold some 50 million records as a member of Destiny's Child, this past decade has seen Beyoncé Knowles separate herself from the image of a girl-group diva and rise up as a full-blown renaissance woman. Singer, songwriter, actress, fashion designer, model, spokesperson, philanthropist, activist: All these titles address aspects of Beyoncé's multi-faceted persona. But one single word might best define who she is at her core: performer. Her shows are shows, audio/visual eruptions featuring dazzling costumes, vivacious dancing, and spectacle. While the same could likely be said about any number of modern female pop singers, few appear as sexy and powerful as Beyoncé, who doesn't need to accompany her performances with the tease of sleaze. Even songs in her act such as the Destiny's Child single "Bootylicious," a number celebrating the full-bodied female, retain a sense of prestige as Beyoncé is able to draw the line between being voluptuous and being tacky. With Solange.BEYONCE PLAYS TONIGHT AT THE TARGET CENTER! $39-$127. 5:30 p.m. 600 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.673.0900.