A queen move from Queen Bey herself!
Beyoncé paid $100,000 to keep the Metro open late for concertgoers on Sunday, August 6.
On the second night of the D.C. stop for her “Renaissance” World Tour, Beyoncé faced a two-hour delay at FedEx Field due to severe rain and lightning, with fans being advised to shelter in place. But that didn’t stop Beyoncé because, well, she is Beyoncé!
Once the lightning passed, Beyoncé went on to perform in the rain and then paid $100,000 to keep the D.C. Metrorail open late so concertgoers could use it to get home despite the weather delay. Metro service was extended one extra hour to accommodate the concertgoers and crowds.
“Due to inclement weather that may delay the start of tonight’s Renaissance World Tour at FedExField, Metro will extend the last train by an extra hour beyond the extended closing previously announced,” the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said in a press release. “The additional hour will be funded by the Tour to cover the $100,000 cost to run more trains, keep all 98 stations open for customers to exit, and other operational expenses.”
Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff and the Obamas were among VIPS in attendance on Sunday night and thanked Beyoncé for the memorable show.
The final stop on the “Renaissance” World Tour in support of her Grammy-winning album will take place on Wednesday, September 27 at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.