In Summary
  • In Homecoming, Beyoncé showcases the months of work and preparation that took place prior to the show and also what was even rarer from her and a treat for her fans, she included glimpses of her family and personal life.
  • The discipline required to put up an elaborate show of international standards is plain to see.

I’m a member of The Beyhive so watching a movie by our Queen Bey was quite a treat.

For those who have been living under a rock, The Beyhive refers to Beyoncé's fans to whom Beyoncé is their Queen Bey, who rules the musical world with the iron will of her talent.

Homecoming is a 2hr 17 min music documentary directed by and starring Beyoncé Knowles Carter that showcases her performance at Coachella, an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

FIRST BLACK PERFORMER

Beyoncé made headlines by being the first black female performer asked to headline Coachella since its inception in 1999.

This was unprecedented and immediately the announcement was made, fans started speculating about what type of show Beyoncé would put up for the world.

No-one could have predicted Homecoming. Beyoncé chose to showcase the culture of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) which are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community and more specifically, Beyoncé focused on the marching bands. She had a whole orchestra that celebrated their distinctive showmanship and style.

GLIMPSES OF FAMILY AND PERSONAL LIFE

In Homecoming, Beyoncé showcased the months of work and preparation that took place prior to the show and also what was even rarer from her and a treat for her fans, she included glimpses of her family and personal life.

The discipline required to put up an elaborate show of international standards is plain to see. Rehearsals were done for everything including the singing and dancing, with and without the instruments and costumes.

Nothing was left to chance and we see Beyoncé involved in every detail, as she is very hands on because she doesn’t want to make a mistake and also wants to give her fans a celebration to remember.

Throughout the documentary, Beyoncé shares the struggle that she had to overcome due to an unexpected difficult pregnancy of twins that saw her postpone her headlining of Coachella by a year.

She faced scary health issues during the pregnancy and after the babies were born, she had to get back into training for the show and it wasn’t easy as she felt her body had changed.

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