Beyonce kicked off her “Formation” tour in Miami on Wednesday night, and by all reports it was more fun than smashing a street full of car windows.
For starters, there were several Prince tributes -- a stadium-sized singalong of “Purple Rain,” but also a great cover of Vanity 6’s tawdry hit “Nasty Girl,” one of the best singles to come from under Prince’s tutelage.
The set list was packed with “Lemonade” tracks, many performed live for the first time. Early fan favorites included the country-tinged “Daddy Lessons,” “Hold Up,” “Freedom,” “All Night,” “Sorry” and of course the stomping, defiant “Formation.”
Opener DJ Khaled got in on the act too, bringing out almost his entire Snapchat network: Future, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and many more.
Making money off sarcastic T-shirts and undercutting your critics? That’s some droll lemonade, made from some very inconsequential lemons.
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