Due to inclement weather, Beyoncé and her team arranged for an hour-long extension of Washington DC’s Metro service, granting fans the opportunity to safely travel back home even after the delayed start of her latest concert.
The 41-year-old singer made a comeback on Sunday (August 6), performing at FedEx Field for a second night. However, just an hour before the scheduled 8pm EST start, the venue informed fans through X (previously known as Twitter) that the event was delayed due to nearby lightning, resulting in a shelter-in-place order.
The announcement instructed fans outside the gates and in the parking lots to go back to their cars, while those already inside the stadium were advised to seek shelter in covered concourse areas and ramps until further notice. At 8.30pm EST, the stadium issued an update declaring it safe for fans to return to their seats.
In the meantime, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has revealed that the Silver Line train will operate for an additional hour. This extension is made possible by the Tour, who will cover the $100,000 expense of running extra trains, maintaining the accessibility of all 98 stations for passengers to disembark, and other operational costs.
With the extended time, the #BeyHive can enjoy the "Party" and still make it back home on Metro.
According to The Independent, chaos ensued among concertgoers due to a rain delay, as reported at the time. Numerous fans took to Twitter urgently voicing their complaints about the parking situation.
At the same time, attendees with floor seat tickets expressed frustration over not being informed about the developments.