In case you missed it, Beyonce performed live on The Today Show on Wednesday. I hear her performance was incredible. I missed it because I was there. That’s right. Rainy Day Diva herself was in the crowd of waving fans that cold morning. There were so many people there that I couldn’t actually see her performance. Actually, you would need to be at least 6’3″ to see her if you didn’t have a prime standing position (shame on Today/NBC for not having an elevated stage–they need a talking to).
I went to the performance because I always wanted to be at one of the Today Show performances, so now I can check that off my list. What I found funny was that a lot of the people there, at least where I was standing, had no clue who Beyonce was!! I kid you not. They were like, “Wow, she must be really popular. My daughter knows who she is. I think.” One guy even said, “I wouldn’t know her if she walked up right now.” Nevertheless, they were an enthusiastic bunch. If you’re wondering why they were there. Most were in town for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade so this was one of the touristy things they wanted to do. But anyway, what I can say is that Beyonce, actually looks better in person. I saw her when she walked the red carpet and trust me her body gaurd is better in person too and I didn’t think that was possible. He put a smile on my face.
While I didn’t witness the Single Ladies dance, first hand (thank goodness for Tivo), her voice was incredible. She sang four songs, and when she got around to At Last, that is when the crowd that didn’t know her could finally hum along.
I guess if Mary J. Blige performs for Today in the future, I’ll have to get up extra early to get a good spot.