File this under Things I Want To Watch All Weekend: Jay Z posted rehearsal footage of the On The Run Tour on his YouTube channel and it is a dream. The moment I found out about it? I about broke the trackpad on my laptop. I couldn't click the link fast enough. Behind the scenes rehearsal footage of Beyoncé and Jay's tour? YES THANK YOU. Oh, and Blue Ivy Carter makes a cameo at the very end? Are you kidding me?!?!?!? GET OUT OF TOWN. The best. The entire video is the best.
I must be honest: watching the video is a bittersweet experience for me. Why's that? Oh, only because I happen to be obsessed with Bey and Jay Z but I have yet to snag tickets.
Ugh, what am I doing? Let's not make this about me. Let's make this about the video. The video is GREAT. And that should be unsurprising: Bey and Jay are two of the best performers, they know concerts, and they are gods among mortals.
I better make some magic happen and see this concert IRL. Ack, made it about me again. Let's get back to the vid.
17 things I learned from the On The Run rehearsal video
Bey can pull of the “jersey as a dress” look better than anyone:
Again, I must address Bey’s amazing wardrobe: She can make a sweatshirt (dress shirt? Flannel?) tied around the waist look like haute couture (let's be real: it probably is haute couture):
There will be fog:
There will be fire:
There will be flying:
There will be hot, hot, hot choreo:
HNNNNNGH THEY ARE SO CUTE (OOPS WE ALREADY KNEW THAT):
The tour will be “different” and “something we’ve gotta pay attention to”:
There will be sparks:
Bey drinks Starbucks:
Bey rocks the “hooded sweatshirt/drinking a Starbucks” look better than anyone:
HNNNNNNNGH I love them (oops I already knew that):
There will be mirrors:
And is down Jay to flip double birds whenever he sees fit:
The On The Run pyrotechnics are so crazy they even caught Bey by surprise:
There’s a bedazzled “B” on Bey’s robe:
BLUE IVY SAYING “GOOD JOB” POST-PERFORMANCE IS MOST PRECIOUS THING TO HAPPEN IN 2014:
What a journey. And while the screenshots are great [pats self on back], the video is unreal:
Ugh as if I didn't already feel terrible about not having tickets, this video is a punch in the gut.
Images: JAY Z's Life+Times/YouTube