Photo: Beyonce in Mexico City
Voluptuous from all angles of her body and intonations of her voice, Beyonce made a stop on her world tour at this capital to entertain the some 20,000 fans who packed the Mexico City Sports Palace.
With a look full of attitude, the R&B diva opened the show in the Mexican capital around 9:30 p.m. singing “Run the World (Girls),” to make it clear that women run things in this world and she more than ever once she gets onstage.
With a rather too rigidly controlled show and with no room for improvisation, the artist offered between light and shadow shows, mini-fireworks and sparklers, such numbers as “End of Time” and others more popular like “If I Were a Boy.”
The Mexico City date was one more stop on her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” a title referring to her marriage to rapper Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter.
Launched on April 15 in Belgrade, the tour will wrap in December after more than 100 concerts.
One of the night’s more intimate moments was while singing “Irreplaceable” with a few phrases in Spanish, she glided down an aisle among the public protected by her huge bodyguards, and reached a platform in the center of the arena from where she approached and greeted some of her fans.
She left two of her most popular numbers to just before curtain - “Single Ladies,” featuring her popular, catchy choreography, and “Halo,” for which she got back on the main stage to sing, dance and wave a Mexican flag that someone in the audience had given her.