Welcome to The Renaissance! Are You Ready to Serve?

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Beyoncé released her highly acclaimed seventh studio album RENAISSANCE, and it has taken over nightclubs, festivals, and so many playlists. With outstanding reviews from Pitchfork, Vulture, and more, Beyoncé’s old and new fans were anticipating a tour. On February 1, 2023 (also the first day of Black History Month), Beyoncé uploaded a picture on her Instagram with the caption, “RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR 2023.” Not even minutes went by before the pop star’s website crashed and she started trending #1 worldwide. 

I’ve been a huge Beyonce fan since I was four years old, and this is the first show where I am able (and old enough) to see her. Since getting the tickets in February, my friends and I have had a lot of time to plan outfits, what we’re bringing, and how to fuel up for the concert. I am hoping to give you guys some tips that you can use for your RENAISSANCE show or for any concert you go to!

A great start to planning an event like this is making a shared and collaborative notes page on your iPhone or Google notes page on your smartphone. Start by listing out the address of your venue, what time you will all meet, and what things you need to bring. Making a group chat can be very helpful as well, and you can even include the itinerary in the group chat to make planning easier!

The next thing you should do is make sure you are staying cool! This summer has been no joke when it comes to weather, and it’s important to keep cool and hydrated! A common theme in accessories for the RENAISSANCE tour is hand-held folding fans. They make a great accessory, and everyone has been customizing them with jewels or references to songs on the album like “HEATED.” I recommend that for this show or any show this summer, you get a folding fan or a rechargeable fan from Target, Walmart, etc. (I will link some below!).

You should also make sure that you and/or your group have transportation planned out! Getting to the venue can be stressful but finding a ride back home is honestly worse. It’s inevitable that you probably won’t leave the venue for at least 30 minutes after the show because of traffic or crazy Uber and Lyft prices. From my experience, my friends and I find it best to schedule an Uber or Lyft a couple of days before the show so that you can avoid surge prices. Another tip to help you not sit in traffic is walking to the nearest place (like a McDonald’s) and take the rideshare from there. This way you can avoid surge prices as well as just sitting in a car that’s barely moving.

Lastly, make sure you eat a balanced meal and drink a ton of water! No matter the artist or type of audience, you want to keep your energy high so you can have fun, and depending on where your venue is, chances are you’re going to use a lot of energy walking (if you’re not already using it while you’re dancing). Eating a balanced breakfast and/or lunch will help you greatly when it comes to keeping your spirits high and having a great time!

I am from Washington, D.C., so the shows I see at the venues here might not be the same for you, but I hope you’re still able to take away some useful tips and have a great time! Release your wiggle!!!

Rechargeable Hand-Held Fans:

Folding Fans: