A few weeks ago, I was on my way to a Beyonce and Jay Z concert and I was SO excited. What would happen that night would be an epic adventure beyond anything I could have imagined and here is why.
I bought tickets to the On The Run Tour immediately. I had missed the Formation Tour and the original On The Run tour and knew that I couldn’t miss this one. It had been too long. I purchased the tickets for me and one of my besties and I was SO excited because..well…Beyonce. I hadn’t seen her in concert since 2013!
Little did I know that I would be an entire six months pregnant when the concert would roll around. Six months pregnant….traveling to New Jersey in the middle of a hazy hot summer…no big deal, right?
The ride over to the concert was uneventful. YES I had to take 4 trains to get there but we made it with plenty of time to spare. The weather was cooperating and we were so READY FOR QUEEN BEY!
We grabbed some food and the skies opened up so we had to stand and eat inside–no problem we got some quality time to catch up on all the crazy of our lives. The rain finished pretty quickly and we settled in. DJ Khaled came on stage after Chloe and Halle with a plethora of surprise guests including Jim Jones, A$AP Ferg, and Fabolous.
This is where things went awry
We were waiting for about an hour for Jay Z and Beyonce to hit the stage. It was WEIRD. We were all impatient and had no idea what was happening. Then one by one the lights of the stadium started coming on. Police officers came to the stage and told us we had to evacuate due to a threatening lightening storm approaching the stadium. (Spoiler alert: People were PISSED)
Evacuate to where bro?
We had to go underneath shelter where all the food stands were, I was HOT. Everyone around me had cute little trickles of sweat and I was just pouring water from every crevice of my body. It was bad. And there wasn’t one place to sit. At 10pm my body is used to being fast asleep, so all of this was a LOT. We weren’t even sure if we were going to get to see our headliners at this point.
Jay Z and Beyonce Finally arrive
We were asked to come back in and finally at 11:15 pm …we were ready for a show! They did not disappoint! I was SO happy that we were able to see the greatness of it all. I won’t ruin this part but it was worth every single penny. The costumes, the lighting, the choreography, the VIDEOS, it was all completely awesome.Today I'm sharing about the simultaneously insane and amazing adventure at the #ontheruntour! You won't believe this story. #otr2 #beyhive #meadowlands
Then Things Went Awry Again
We left a little bit early because I am slower than normal, it was after 1am and they were STILL going and we wanted to get a jump on the 50k people trying to leave the stadium.
We got on the Uber line to get back to the city and realized quickly that we weren’t the only ones with the same idea. The line was already 60-70 people deep. Things were going well at first, slow, but people were getting into cars and being civil. They had one person, a skinny (this is relevant) tall, and talkative young 20 something that was letting people get cars every 20 minutes or so. I was sweating buckets (because it was 1am and still 85 degrees) and my belly simply hurt. However, there was light at the end of the tunnel. We had about 15 people ahead of us and I was ready to finally sit down in the back of a car and GO HOME.
That’s When ALL Hell Broke Loose
Then a group of people came up on the side of us and demanded that THEY get past the entire line that contained hundreds of people, including us who had been waiting patiently for over an hour. This particular group of people bullied their way past the entire line, the security and went straight for the Ubers that we had all been lined up for.
Needless to say, everyone went Apesh*t right at that very moment. Every single person who was on the line immediately started running and pushing everyone to get to the uber line. ALL semblance of order was GONE. People were pushing and stampeding. I couldn’t keep up with the madness, I caught all kinds of elbows and shoves. My girlfriend took good care of me by yelling ‘SHE’S PREGNANT’ in a very forceful and scary way.
By the time we got to the ubers, they were gone. It was every single person for themselves. In effect we were stranded. In New Jersey. At 2 o’clock in the morning.
Eventually, about 30 minutes later we were able to secure an Uber for 3x the rate to get back to NYC. With no other choice, the ride would cost us over $200 to get to our respective houses. INSANITY.
We got home after 4am. It was the craziest night I’ve had in forever. Would I do it again? YUP.
Have you ever had a wild night out?