Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance Tour’ concert faced a storm and lightning, leading to a several-hour delay on Sunday. In response, the metro service extended its last train departure by an hour. To express their gratitude, Beyoncé and her team generously covered the additional hour’s cost, amounting to a staggering $100,000 (approximately Rs 82.73 lakh), for the extended Metro service.
All 98 stations remained operational to accommodate concertgoers. However, during the extended hour, entry was limited to the Morgan Boulevard station, which was the nearest to FedEx Field, while the other 97 stations were designated as exit-only.
Amid the event, images and videos of the massive crowd went viral on the internet. The organizers issued an advisory to fans due to the delay, stating, “Due to lightning in the area, we are currently under a shelter in place order. Fans outside of gates and in the parking lots are asked to return to their cars.” The advisory also instructed those inside the stadium to find shelter in covered concourse areas and ramps until further notice.
Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance Tour’ commenced on May 10 in Stockholm, Sweden, and has since taken her across Europe and North America. The tour is scheduled to conclude in September 2023, promising unforgettable performances for her fans.
The gesture of covering the extended metro service cost demonstrates Beyoncé’s appreciation for her dedicated audience and her commitment to ensuring their safety and convenience amidst unexpected weather conditions.