#SobeSavvy Recaps #OnTheRunTour @Beyonce #JayZ #OTR #OnTheRunBmore #Baltimore

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On The Run is defined as hurrying from place to place. As in “she’s always on the run”. Well when presented with the opportunity to review the concert of the summer, I definitely hurried from Miami to my hometown of Baltimore to see The Carters for their first co-headlining stadium tour together : On The Run Tour http://www.beyonce.com/tour

The tour name spins off from the song “Part II (On the Run)” from Jay-Z’s album Magna Carta Holy Grail in which Beyoncé features. It also follows the criminal ‘on the lam’ narrative found in the couples’ 2002 first single together, “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” . I think everyone realized it would be a crime not to check out this tour, especially after viewing the trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNcJg5svv9A

Upon arriving inside the stadium, there was a message on the screen from J+B that read: “This Is Not Real Life”.They are not “On the Run” literally trying to avoid being captured. Indeed, I feel we are the ones captured and being invited to run with them, to escape, to join them on a retreat focusing on their art thru music. I had on my Converse/Chucks and was ready to dance, run, sing/rap and have fun!

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7/7/14 proved to be my lucky day as well as other fans who came out to show love to the Power Couple. While waiting for the show to start, I captured some Beyonce’s fans aka members of The BeyHive , who were ready in their custom made concert wear in support for King Bey !

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As the sun set over downtown Baltimore, it was time. They came out to a welcoming roar that only one could hear in a stadium setting. Beyonce was giving us Sasha Fierce , Yonce , Peaches and whatever other names she go by the entire night. She was on ! The ultimate performer. Voice? Flawless. Wardrobe? Flawless
Choreography? Flawless.

Jay-Z had the kind of swag that one would expect from the Emperor of Hip Hop. Jigga was in top notch form. He had the crowd rapping verbatim to all of his biggest hits. Fun stuff indeed. His catalogue of music in the genre is unmatched. His reign is far from over.

The decades-spanning set list (http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/beyonce-and-jay-z/2014/m-and-t-bank-stadium-baltimore-md-5bc1eb40.html) of 43 hit songs along with highly stylized vignettes and dazzling dance numbers, kept us all entertained for 2 plus hours. I appreciated the balance of Beyonce and Jay Z songs. They both have a wealth of hits and solo juggernauts in their own right.

Beyonce also surprised us by covering Lauren Hill’s “Ex -Factor”. It was a wonderful rendition and honored the original.

The interaction between the two seemed genuine. They were having fun being Forever Young! Unexpected celebrity cameos appeared on “Big Pimpin” and celebrity mugshots on “Izzo”

Ringling Bros no longer has the greatest show on earth. Jay and Bey do. A night to remember.

‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh / Freelance Photojournalist
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Beyonce & JAY Z - On The Run Tour - Baltimore

(Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment/PictureGroup).

Beyonce & JAY Z - On The Run Tour - Baltimore

(Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment/PictureGroup).

Beyonce & JAY Z - On The Run Tour - Foxborough

(Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment/PictureGroup)

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(Photo by Robin Harper/Parkwood Entertainment/PictureGroup)

Beyonce & JAY Z - On The Run Tour - Foxborough

(Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment/PictureGroup)

Beyonce & JAY Z - On The Run Tour - Foxborough

(Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment/PictureGroup)

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