While it can be frustrating to attend a concert where audience members are on their phones the whole time, it has its benefits for the rest of us. Thanks to Twitter and Instagram, those of us not lucky enough to score tickets to the opening night of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On the Run tour — at Sun Life Stadium in Miami — can still get a pretty comprehensive idea of what we were missed. (So many Blue Ivy videos!) Here's what we pieced together about the 42-song spectacle, with a little help from social media.
To begin with, it was insanely difficult to get there.
Beyonce! There is at least ten miles of this leading to the stadium. That's how much we love you! pic.twitter.com/UBbZWEVUsK— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) June 26, 2014
So Beyonce and Jay Z have to wait because over half the stadium is stuck outside. The concert's clogging highways.— James. (@KingJHJ) June 26, 2014
And people got impatient.
I'll be 100 years old before jay z and Beyoncé come out— shay-knee (@ShaaniBrown_) June 26, 2014
Although people did have a chance to check out pregnant Kelly Rowland while they waited.
And LeBron too, apparently.
LeBron sighting at Jay Z/Beyonce show MT @lesleyabravanel: LeBron, Savannah James show up later than Beyoncé with LeBron sporting a Heat hat— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) June 26, 2014
But then Jay and Bey finally came out and it was all worth it, because they looked good. Really good.
Articles be like: "Beyoncé and Jay z are heading for divorce" "on THE RUN tour will be canceled" "broken marriage" pic.twitter.com/7sCkr4MBGy— DANNY (@dannyyonce) June 26, 2014
Bey in particular.
They started things off with a few of their collaborations, opening with "'03 Bonnie and Clyde" before segueing into "Show Me What You Got," "Upgrade U," and "Crazy in Love."
And there was lots of pink fog and dancing during "Crazy in Love."
Then there was some Jay Z solo action, with "N****s in Paris" (no Kanye cameo, sorry) and "Tom Ford."
Followed by "Flawless" and "Yonce."
... which gave Bey a nice chance to show off her ass cheeks.
BEYONCÉ'S ASS CHEEKS R OUT GOOD LAWD SO JUICY— Alyssa (@lovelyalyssaa) June 26, 2014
Yoncé just hit the stage with the cheeks out!!!!!! #OnTheRun— Baeowulf (@_BrkfstAtTiffys) June 26, 2014
People were pretty turnt up.
I'm literally dropping with sweat and the concert just damn started! #OnTheRun— Mind of a Maniac (@TheeFOURTEEN) June 26, 2014
THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR A PERSON TO HANDLE.— iDrag101 (@iDrag101) June 26, 2014
Especially when Bey did "Ring the Alarm."
OMFGGGG SHE BROUGHT RING THE ALARM BACKKKKK— Howie (@whal510) June 26, 2014
WAIT @ RING THE ALARM!! OMG OMG OMG OMG— Mouny (@Mnyonce) June 26, 2014
SHE IS GOING CRAZY DURING RING THE ALARM— The Librarian (@AdrianXpression) June 26, 2014
Then there was a bunch of other assorted throwback stuff. In order: "Jigga," "Dirt Off Ya Shoulders," "Naughty Girl," "Diva," "On to the Next One," "Clique," and "Baby Boy."
Followed by "Haunted," with a great outfit to boot.
Purely based on social-media output, it would seem that the evening was pretty Bey-centric.
#OnTheRunTour is not Bey & Jay. This is a Beyoncé concert featuring Jay.— So. What? (@DiaryofABrat) June 26, 2014
While others begged to differ. (Perhaps Jay Z fans are just less Instagram-savvy?)
Also. To be clear. And perfectly honest. #OnTheRun is basically a Jay Z concert ft snippets of Beyoncé.— Bae La Soul (@ohandBEVsays) June 26, 2014
Maybe it really was just the best of both worlds.
Anyway, after "No Church in the Wild," they did "Drunk in Love" and everybody was excited.
And people took a lot of pictures.
Next up was "Public Service Announcement" and "Why Don’t You Love Me?" followed by "Holy Grail," with Bey taking on the Justin Timberlake part. It was awesome.
Then there was more assorted awesomeness, including: "Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit," "Beach Is Better," and "Partition," during which Beyoncé pole-danced and got pretty erotic, as expected.
Followed by a "Countdown" interlude, "99 Problems," and then "If I Were a Boy," which segued into a cover of Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor." More excitement.
HOW DARE YOU SING LAURYN HILL? NO. MY EMOTIONS WERE NOT BUILT FOR THIS @Beyonce— Meagan. (@meagnacarta) June 26, 2014
After "Song Cry" and "Resentment" (which Bey sung wearing a wedding dress), she did a little Michael Jackson tribute, performing "Love on Top" with an "I Want You Back" instrumental.
Side note: There also appeared to be a lot of cool video interludes throughout the night.
And at some point there was this adorable family video featuring Blue Ivy. There was a lot of Blue Ivy in the show.
After the MJ tribute came "Izzo (H.O.V.A)" and "Single Ladies."
And then everybody put their hands up in the air for "Hard Knock Life."
As things started to wind down, the audience was treated to "Pretty Hurts," "Part II (On the Run)," and a cover of "Forever Young," which included footage from the Carter wedding (!).
They closed the show with "Halo," and "Lift Off," along with a few more adorable home-videos.
And a stadium full of twinkling lights.
Overall, talk of their imminent divorce seemed greatly exaggerated.
And the divorce rumors are shot down with a kiss. #OnTheRun— Ani Rachetto (@iDansbee) June 26, 2014
After it ended, some people said it was the best night of their lives.
Beyonce and Jay z On the Run Tour was possibly the best night of my life #iminmiamibitch🎤👑🎉— Emma steedman (@Emma_steedman) June 26, 2014
BEST NIGHT FUCKING EVER. BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z HOLY SHIT I CANT 😭😭😭 what a show 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 #OnTheRun— Kathy Canizales (@KathyyNicolee) June 26, 2014
And a lot of feelings were felt.
the Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy family clips will sustain me for the next 1000 years— Simone (@SimonesFiasco) June 26, 2014
The finale of the On The Run tour had me crying. You can feel how much they love each other & how much effort they put in for their fans. 💕— Sarahi A. (@watertribegal) June 26, 2014
The concert makes you want to be on the run with your man and be drunk in love and have a baby and be happy and gangster nshit.— (@__seriousLEE) June 26, 2014
It was a beautiful night.