Beyoncé and her blonde bob were booed after she headlined the V Festival stage just under 30 minutes late, but the superstar reportedly immediately won the crowd over with a dazzling show.
As the joint headliner much was expected of the 31-year-old, and it seems she delivered.
Christening her asymmetric cut on stage for the first time, according to The Independent Beyoncé strutted, stormed, and sashayed her way through a powerhouse set that mixed vocal excellence with superior visuals.
The mother-of-one, who has been touring her Mrs. Carter Show extravaganza since April, treated the audience to an array of theatrical outfits.
Opening the show wearing Australian duo Ralph and Russo’s gorgeous custom made, white pearl and crystal bodysuit, the Houston native went on to rock designers such as Givenchy, Emilio Pucci and The Blonds in numerous costume changes.
Tearing through hits such as “Crazy in Love,” “Irreplaceable,” “Single Ladies,” and more, Beyoncé entertained the V Festival crowd as befits a multi-Grammy Award winner and world renowned live artist.
The one sour note apart from the rain — well, it was England — was the singer’s reported refusal to allow UK broadcasters Channel 4 the right to film performance.
As a result, coverage of the V Festival on British terrestial television had to do without Beyoncé.
That aside, from footage online the singer didn’t appear to miss her trademark long extensions as shook her bob with abandon in song after song.
After revealing her blonde, pixie cut on her Instagram account, the star apparently thought better of it and replaced it with a bob days later. But despite the debate it triggered, Beyoncé’s hairstylist told the Daily Beast:
“Changing hair is like changing lipstick or eye shadow for her. I think she gets a kick out of how much the press talks about it.”
From here, the international icon takes her high energy, high kicking world tour stateside before kicking off the Latin American leg of her tour.
The show — and for now, the bob — goes on.
[Images via Brisbane Times]