Fans dress to impress at Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour in Philadelphia

The South Philly stop marks the tour's first show in the U.S. and the only show in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, July 13, 2023
Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour heads to Philly
Ok, BeyHive now let's get in formation.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Ok BeyHive, let's get in formation.

Beyoncé's "Renaissance World Tour" was in Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field on Wednesday night.

The show began at 7 p.m. and gates opened at 5:30.

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Beyoncé's stop in Philadelphia marks the tour's first show in the U.S. and the only show in Pennsylvania.

Eager fans lined up outside the Linc before gates opened at 5:30 p.m. to see the Queen herself in concert.

"I'm really excited to see Beyoncé, her nickname is Sasha Fierce, her alter ego. That's basically me 'cause my name is Sasha," said Sasha Pearsall from Lansdowne, Delaware County.

"We got our dances ready," said Shea Edwards from Burlington, New Jersey. "We've been practicing, we're in the mood, listening to her all day."

Concertgoers were dressed to party, and some fans factored the weather into their outfits.

"I have a fan. If y'all coming out here, bring a fan, a clear bag because they will not let nothing else in," said Pearsall.

"It is so hot, I was not prepared for it to be this hot, and honestly I was contemplating changing the pants cause of the leather and it being hot but you gotta go with the outfit. Fashion comes first," said Joe Andruzzi from Berlin, New Jersey.

Other fans made sure they drank plenty of water. To make things a little more bearable, the Linc allowed one unopened bottle of water 20 ounces or less because of the heat.

"Hydrate so you don't die-drate!" exclaimed Brionna Crawford from Franklin, New Jersey.

But overall, most people dressed to impress Beyoncé herself with outfits inspired by the singer.

"The concept actually came from an Instagram photo that she (Beyoncé) posted maybe three weeks ago, of her with the stitch pants and the crop top, so I said 'I'll do the male version tonight,'" said Manny Zion from North Wales, Pennsylvania.

By the end of the night, the city was buzzing with excitement from the massive concert.