Jay Z and Beyonce's On the Run Tour - Sun Life Stadium, Miami

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Jay Z and Beyoncé
On the Run Tour
Sun Life Stadium, Miami
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Better Than: Any power couple in the history of the world.

We were somewhere around NW 175th Street, on the edge of victory and madness, when the traffic kicked in. Suddenly, a light burst into the sky at Sun Life Stadium. There was hooting and honking all around us. We couldn't stop here; this was Bey country.

Actually, the shitty traffic and the running through the parking lot to get inside the sold-out debut of Jay Z and Beyoncé's world tour set the right mood for the show. See, Jay and Bey are also On the Run. It's the theme of their production. They're trying to escape the media, their place in pop music, the haters, the bullshit -- even sometimes each other. But after last night's Miami kickoff, it's clear the Carters are infinitely more powerful as a package.

See also: Bey Z and the Five Greatest Pop Power Couples Ever

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Jay and Bey opened with the iconic "'03 Bonnie & Clyde," emerging from backstage clad in black with their faces hidden by fashionable masks.

The power couple were already running from police. We wondered: What's the crime? Being black and rich? Famous and in love? Larger than life but still human?

They're guilty of all three, but they won't let anyone take them down.

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Right off the bat, the Carters' double feature was a wild hit fest. They've both been huge stars for longer than most people have careers. Between them, there is something like 30 or 40 years of chart-topping success. Literally every track performed was a sing-along smash, from "Crazy in Love" to "Big Pimpin'," "Flawless," and "Tom Ford."

These power couples usually have a major breadwinner, but not here. There has never been, and may never be again, such a well-matched musical marriage.

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The more-than-two-hour, 40-song On the Run set is organized the same way as Jay's previous double-headliner, The Throne, with Kanye West. In short, Mr. and Mrs. Carter take turns holding down the stage, playing a couple of Beyoncé tracks here, sharing the spotlight for some duets, Jay having his turn to run through rap classics.

There wasn't as much witty banter between them as Jay shared with Kanye, though. Any storytelling between songs was driven by frantic video clips of cop chases and other violent outbursts.

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We watched our criminally cool lovers drive through the desert in old cars and astride motorcycles. Screened via the jumbotron, the On the Run mini-movies showed Jay and Bey hiding in dingy motel rooms and making love in abandoned churches.

On stage, Beyoncé was joined by male and female dancers, while Jay Z murdered his tracks without assistance, always taking the time to hype the crowd in true hip-hop fashion.

See also: Five Richest Rappers of 2014


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Sun Life Stadium

2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens, FL

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34 comments
lee.laura09
lee.laura09

Great concert and a well deserved review! Beyonce and Jay Z are the best at what they do, and when your the best you will always have thug trolls. Thug Trolls hate because they are jealous, green eyed sub human beast with low self-esteem, and no lives. Thug Trolls are the driving force behind successful people. Trolls hate behind a computer screen, or in front of a television set,and successful people work and stack their dollars. Congratulations Bey and Jay let the haters hate, while you stack them papers!

lee.laura09
lee.laura09

I love how all the BLACK people are hating on two of the most successful black couples in music. So typical of BLACK people to disrespect  their own and then wonder why white  people call you niggers behind closed doors.

evajolopi
evajolopi

One of the greatest reviews I have ever read.


Well done to the author. .

LoWanda McFadden
LoWanda McFadden

Being unique is the reason they are billionaires. Being like everyone else is boring.

Jessica Victory
Jessica Victory

Not for me. For my taste Beyonce has started to lose her charm. I used to like her songs and attire

Lee Glick
Lee Glick

Heard the ticket sales for this tour are pretty bleek.

dshapirochloe
dshapirochloe

Well written, well written. It did go down like that and everyone did loose their sh%#>€ with the private home videos of them, and Ivy. Whatever their personal relationship outcome is they are clearly committed to being a family. The black and White Flag Dress was astounding but can we say that booty was DA DA DA DA DAMN for sure. I am signing up today for Yoncé dance classes if I can get that effect even just slightly.

Cary Jorge
Cary Jorge

Not really a fan but well said Raul A Maestri Jr. :)

Tu Madre
Tu Madre

Sasha Salva check the songs u missed :(

Raul A Maestri Jr.
Raul A Maestri Jr.

.....I'm sure there were plenty of people there who enjoyed it and were delighted to see this duo perform.

Keela Gardner
Keela Gardner

Of course she took it off later in the concert dummies. It was great BTW

Carl Snyder
Carl Snyder

Who cares? unless the numbers in your bank account are dependent on it.

LuLu Gracesqui Jr.
LuLu Gracesqui Jr.

I reeeeally wish I could've made it! funny cuz my lady asked me last night why the sky was so bright so late

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

Is she wearing a muzzle in that pic? If so, I can see why the show was a success

boofwash
boofwash

Jesus could this review have any MORE ass-sucking?

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