After DJ Khaled, along with the likes of Lil Wayne, Future, 2 Chainz, and Rick Ross, had readied the Marlins Park crowd, it was time: Beyoncé's much-anticipated Formation World Tour finally began in Miami on Wednesday night, with a wide-ranging arsenal of hits and a flurry of emotions. (Also, with police and fun shirts.) "She moved so skillfully between vulnerable and in control," wrote Kelli Kennedy for the AP, "that it was impossible to tell what was real and how much was artistic posturing." Coming only a few days post-Lemonade, the opening night featured songs ranging from "Drunk in Love" and "Crazy in Love," to "Daddy Lessons" and "6 Inch."
Queen B also took time to salute the late Prince, using one of her costume changes to send her audience into a partial "Purple Rain" sing-along, embedded above. "Prince, thank you for your beautiful music," Bey said later on in the show. "He's an artist that inspired all of us." She reportedly gave Jay Z a shout-out, too, when she ended the night with "Halo." "I want to dedicate this song to my beautiful husband," she said. "I love you so much."
Check out more highlights, which fans shared via social media, below:
And for "Single Ladies," she brings up two fans and it's now just an insane no-men-allowed dance party pic.twitter.com/jgZagapEML— Emily Blake (@emilymarieblake) April 28, 2016
For reference, here's the full opening-night set list:
Bow Down/Tom Ford
Run the World (Girls)
Baby Boy/Standing on the Sun
Me, Myself and I
Don’t Hurt Yourself (plus some “Freakum Dress”)
Ring the Alarm
Lost Yo Mind/I Been On/Independent Woman/Naughty Girl
Drunk in Love (plus some “Swimming Pools”)
Hip Hop Star
Crazy in Love (2014 Remix, plus some “Bootylicious”)
Die With You
End of Time/Grown Woman (Mashup)
And more info on Beyoncé's tour, including dates and tickets, is available here.