I love concerts and I love Beyoncé. Sadly enough I have never seen her in concert. As I watched and listened to I Am…Yours: An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas I forgot about the fact that I wasn’t in the front row dancing with Beyoncé. Instead I was sitting on my couch in my pajamas. I have heard every single song she performs in this concert, but I have never heard them sound as original or powerful as I did watching her entertain.
The Deluxe Edition includes two hit-packed CDs and a DVD. The live CDs and DVD both feature the same performance of over 30 songs from her three solo albums, some from the Destiny’s Child catalogue, and a couple of surprises. The exclusive concert features an intimate first act, intermission, and a second act full of storytelling.
Beyoncé started out the concert performing a song from her latest album, I Am…Sasha Fierce. She walked through the crowd hugging fans and singing “Hello” to them. The audience was saying hello to Sasha Fierce, her alter-ego that represents the performing side of her. The lights dimmed, creating an intimate environment as she sang one of her latest singles, "Halo."
She gave a special thank you to her all-female band and said, “Sometimes in relationships people get real comfortable and forget they can be replaced in a minute.” The audience went crazy as she performed the break-up anthem “Irreplaceable." They jumped to their feet and chanted to the cheaters in their life to get “to the left, to the left.”
Beyoncé’s latest single “Sweet Dreams” is an up-tempo song you can dance to. Because she loves the lyrics, she slowed the song down and blended it into a romantic medley that included “Sweet Dreams,” “Dangerously in Love," and “Sweet Love." When she belts out the lyrics, “As long as you’re here I’ll be floating on air / Tattoo your name across my heart, so it will remain / Not even death can make us part,” it was like I was hearing the song for the first time.
“If I Were a Boy” was the performance I was anticipating the most. Beyoncé exceeded my expectations, mixing the lyrics with the songs “You Oughta Know,” originally performed by Alanis Morissette, and “California Love."
Beyoncé showed her softer side as she finished the first act singing “Scared of Lonely,” “Satellites,” and “That’s Why You’re Beautiful.” I have never seen her as vulnerable as when she sang “Resentment,” a song which she had never performed before as she closed her first act.
After a costume change, she started off act two sharing her story with the audience about reaching her dream. While telling about some of her musical idols growing up she performed a cover of “I Wanna Be Where You Are” and “Welcome to Hollywood.”
Beyoncé sang the hit songs “No, No, No, Part 2,” “Bug A Boo,” “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Say My Name”, “Jumpin’, Jumpin,’” “Independent Women Part 1,” “Bootylicious,” and “Survivor”, which were all originally performed with her former Grammy-winning group, Destiny’s Child.
She shared her story about finding love when she was lonely with her collaborative partner singing the song “’03 Bonnie and Clyde” with her now husband, Jay-Z. She also shared with the audience that when she finished recording her first solo album, her record label told her there wasn’t one hit single on it and she fought back, now saying, “They were right, there were five.” She kept things hot performing “Crazy In Love,” “Naughty Girl,” and “Get Me Bodied,” which are three of those five hits.
She ended her concert performing one of her best hits, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).” As she closed the show she had as much energy as she did when she started.
Throughout the concert Beyoncé had such positive energy, she showed she loves performing, and even more than that, she loves her fans. Even though I have never seen her perform live I will survive because I can pop in the DVD or one of the CDs from I Am… Yours: An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas and for the next hour and a half I will dance and sing along to every remarkable song Beyoncé performs.