Beyoncé fans escorted into Stadium of Light like a ‘firm of foreign ultras’ for gig
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Beyoncé is well into the UK leg of her mega Renaissance World Tour.
And having blown fans away in Cardiff and Edinburgh, the pop icon rolled into Sunderland for another huge show.
Now, as you can imagine, when an act like Beyoncé comes to town, there's a lot of planning that goes into it.
The stage and sound have to be perfect, the venue has to big enough, and there's also a tonne of security needed to make sure it goes off without a hitch.
So getting fans in and out as quickly and as safely as possible is a must.
And by the looks of it, staff thought they were working a football match when they escorted fans into the Stadium of Light last night (23 May).
Footage shared online shows thousands of fans making their way into the ground, ushered in tightly by a line of security.
Many likened the clip to something you might see at a European football match rather than a pop concert.
Sharing the footage, one user joked: "Beyoncé FC fans at Sunderland (A) being escorted to the Stadium of Light last night. Class tbf."
Another quipped: "Thought it was a firm of foreign ultras for a second not Beyoncé fans Ffs."
"Beyoncé ultras Sunderland (a)," put a third.
While someone else added: "Thought this was Napoli ultras on an away day, not a Beyoncé concert."
And if previous gigs are anything to go by, the fans who managed to get a ticket were in for a treat .
The magnificent moment was captured on one of the big screens in the Welsh stadium, when Beyonce stretched the mic out towards the crowd before they chanted back in perfect unison, the lyrics to the smash-hit 'Love on Top'.
It was definitely a 'wow' moment for the singer and fans alike.
Nicola Stacey Jones, 54, from Risca in Wales, told PA that Beyoncé’s voice was 'like velvet'.
“The atmosphere is electrifying, the music is vibrating around the stadium so your heart bounces. Beyonce is pitch perfect with moves to match,” she said.
“It’s one of those tick box… mind-blowing, memorable moments – I was there sort of thing.”
Sian Blackham, 44, added: “I’m a huge Beyoncé fan and have loved her since her career took off with Destiny’s Child.
“I’m with my best friend, goddaughter and her auntie. This is our fourth time seeing Beyoncé together, the first since the pandemic.
“We feel so lucky to be at her first show in the UK and I’m super grateful to my best friend and goddaughter who secured the tickets – no easy feat.”