Time is ticking. It’s only a matter of hours until Beyoncé makes her post-Blue Ivy Carter performance comeback with her string of Memorial Day weekend shows at Atlantic City’s recently launched Revel entertainment center. And with anticipation high, the pop titan is giving her fans a small taste of the behind-the-scenes action it took to transition back to her stage show ways.
In the first of a two-part video montage segment that was posted on the singer’s website, Queen B is seen working hard almost two months prior to the gigs on everything from choreography to show concept and vocal rehearsing.
Despite admitting a few nerves and her inclusion in the pop-star-turned-mom club, Beyoncé remained adamant about her return to the stage, “I’m enjoying being a mother, so it’s like going back to my old job. It’s a little strange, but it’s important that you don’t lose yourself and have your own passions. I’m back to work. I’m back to business.”
It’s the first of many candid moments in which the singer opens up and allows camera lenses to document the planning of the concerts. And by the looks of it, the chart-topper will be giving it her all. At one point, Beyoncé is seen sitting on the floor with her crew of dancers conceptualizing the event. “What I’m trying to say with the show … yes, I had a baby, but it just made me more grounded,” she says.
In comparison to her intimate four-night affair at New York’s Roseland Ballroom in August 2011, the Revel shows are expected to be much more of a grand spectacle, with high-tech LED, intense choreography and video backdrops.
Positivity goes a long way, as her choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. co-signs the singer’s intent to create a stellar event. “I think this show has the potential to be one of the greatest shows we’ve done. People, re-sit and listen to Beyoncé, we will have a brilliant show at Revel,” he said.
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