Beyoncé Day is a real thing – finally this graphic I made when I saw The Formation World Tour May 1 comes in handy.
At least, for the segment of the Beyhive that resides in Minnesota, where the Governor named May 23, 2016 “Beyonce Day” – noting that she has “influenced many young girls and women with powerful, positive messages in her songs” – giving a fancy proclamation and everything!
— Governor Mark Dayton (@GovMarkDayton) May 23, 2016
There are only a couple of problems with this –
1.) Pretty much immediately after this announcement was made, her show in Minneapolis was evacuated due to severe weather.
— Nina Moini (@ninamoini) May 24, 2016
— bouaxiong (@bouaKARE) May 24, 2016
Nothing says Beyoncé concert like a stadium evacuation because of a storm pic.twitter.com/rRBbTp9eTU
— Madison Lund (@madisonlund98) May 24, 2016
(Eventually, the weather passed, and fans were given the all clear to return to their seats. Close one. But did you really think Bey would let the WEATHER stop her? Come on now.)
2.) This is intended as a one time event, NOT the annual celebration of everything Beyoncé Knowles this country really needs. Just imagine if we all took one day each year to listen to her catalogue and reflect on how she might be the greatest performer of our generation.
We can make #BeyDay a thing! Starting now, with Slacker’s Beyonce: DNA station!