Beyoncé Pays $100K To Extend D.C. Metro Train Hours For Her Fans
Beyoncé pays $100K to extend D.C. Metro train hours so that fans could still get home after the start of her latest show was delayed by bad weather. This meant that fans had to find shelter inside the stadium or go somewhere else to wait out the weather. During the delay, local news sites said that several people were treated for heat exhaustion.
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Beyoncé pays $100K to extend D.C. Metro train hoursso that fans could still get home after the start of her latest show was delayed by bad weather. This meant that fans had to find shelter inside the stadium or go somewhere else to wait out the weather. During the delay, local newssites said that several people were treated for heat exhaustion.
BEYONCÉ PAYS $100K FOR EXTRA TRAIN HOUR ... D.C. Show Weather-Stricken
Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour stop in Washington, D.C., on Sunday night (August 6) was almost canceled because of heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and a tight train schedule. But neither Mother Nature nor the D.C. Metro could stop Queen Bey.
Due to bad weather, the show didn't start until much later than planned. Beyoncé paid the $100,000 cost of extending the D.C. Metro trains by an hour so that fans could still get home after the show. A press statement from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said that the $100,000 fee would cover the cost of "keeping all 98 stations open for customers to exit and operational expenses."
The singer of "Break My Soul" was finally able to give concertgoers in the D.C. area another amazing show. The Renaissance World Tour had two shows at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. on Saturday and Sunday. Queen Bey even called D.C. the winner of the "everybody on mute war."
This was a funny challenge to see which stadium can stay completely quiet when she sings the line "Look around/Everybody on mute" from "Energy" (with BEAM) on the Renaissance record. On the first night in D.C., famous people like US Vice President Kamala Harris, second gentleman Douglas Emhoff, and Malia Obama were there.
Lightning was in the area, so the stadium told people to stay put before giving the all-clear and letting the show go on. Fans had to wait in hot and humid weather to find out what was going on because of the delay.
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.- FedEx Field on Twitter
The stadium said in a statement made at 6:40 p.m. on X, which used to be called Twitter.
All fans inside of the stadium are asked to shelter in place under covered concourse areas and ramps until further notice.- FedEx Field on Twitter
Beyoncé, full name Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas. Beyoncé first gained fame as a member of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The group achieved significant success with hits like "Say My Name," "Survivor," and "Bootylicious."
After Destiny's Child disbanded in 2006, Beyoncé embarked on a highly successful solo career. She has released several critically acclaimed albums, including "Dangerously in Love" (2003), "B'Day" (2006), "I Am... Sasha Fierce" (2008), "4" (2011), "Beyoncé" (2013), "Lemonade" (2016), and "The Lion King: The Gift" (2019).
The North American part of the Renaissance World Tour is going on right now. The elaborate show made $154 million from its 21 shows in Europe. This was the most money any Beyoncé tour had made up to that point. The singer's latest world tour is in support of Renaissance, her seventh solo studio album, which topped the Billboard 200 and gave her the Grammy-winning top 10 hits "Break My Soul" (No. 1) and "Cuff It" (No. 6).
It will end on October 1, 2023, with a show at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. So far, only one of the singer's concerts has had to be canceled. Beyoncé was supposed to play in Pittsburgh's Acrisure Stadium on August 3, but the show had to be canceled because of problems with planning and production.
Beyoncé, a famous singer, paid the Washington DC Metro $100,000 to keep running for an extra hour so that her fans could get home after seeing her show. Sunday, August 6, was the 41-year-old singer's second show at FedEx Field in Washington, DC. Even though the show was supposed to start at 8 p.m. EST, the venue asked fans on social media to find a place to stay out of the rain.