Twitter was on fire Saturday night while HBO aired Beyonce and husband Jay Z’s two-hour concert documentary of their “On the Run Tour.”
Featuring the superstars in their first collaborative tour – and their first HBO concert event – the special was taped on Sept. 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris during the only international leg of their recent tour.
Taking turns on stage, Beyonce made several makeup and costume changes throughout the concert, each outfit inspiring their own lot of Twitter reactions.
Then, there was the music. The special included performances of more than 40 songs, including “Crazy In Love,” “Drunk in Love,” “Girls,” a performance of “Flawless” with rapper Nicki Minaj and, of course, a performance of the duo’s “03 Bonnie and Clyde.” Beyonce also did a cover of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor,” which became a highlight of the night.
The couple have been alluding to the 1930s bank-robbing couple, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, for years now — at least since Beyonce lent her vocals to 2002 Jay Z single bearing the robbers’ names when the couple had been dating for about a year already. It is an “us against the world” imagery that surely makes a point as divorce reports swirl around them.
Here is a selection of TheWrap’s favorite tweets about the concert special:
Beyoncé's weavologist has to have his/her hands insured. #OTRHBO
— Sandra E. Garcia (@S_Evangelina) September 21, 2014
The volume on my tv is so disrespectful right now. #OnTheRunTourHBO
— Gerrick D. Kennedy (@GerrickKennedy) September 21, 2014
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) September 21, 2014
this woman is every damn thing in the world & i just can’t take her. #OnTheRunTourHBO
— Boss Lady. (@authentrovert) September 21, 2014
my favorite rapper is 65 years old & on my tv right now with a leather vest on. I quit life. #OnTheRunTourHBO
— everything i'm not (@No_Cut_Card) September 21, 2014
No shade jay-z is a bathroom break for me #OnTheRunTourHBO
— Johnny Boy ☮ (@JohnTheFame) September 21, 2014
— Jamie Steinberg (@NotYerAvgChick) September 21, 2014
Beyonce has a new makeup look every time she come on stage #OnTheRunTourHBO
— humblebeauty❤ (@JoyaKnowsBest) September 21, 2014
Jay Z been 45 for like 10 yrs tho ☕️
One thing Bey can't do is cover Lauryn Hill it will never be as dope as the original #OnTheRunTourHBO
— Markus (@OnlyMarkus) September 21, 2014
— Beyons Knolls. (@bambinoooo_) September 21, 2014
Song Cry is one of my favorites, Jay is gonna make cry right now this is too much
That man love that woman. Jesus! #OTRHBO
— Killer Tofu (@AshleyWare91) September 21, 2014
— K.B. (@KaramelBelle) September 21, 2014
Jay be in his room in between his sets watching damn games, I'm like dude, you could change your tee shirt #OTRHBO
— dream hampton (@dreamhampton) September 21, 2014
I. Can't. Take. This. Song. *lays down life for jesus* #OTRHBO
— Brooklyn. (@_HippieGuru) September 21, 2014
Thank you B for gettin Lauren this check and also thank u for bringin out the big girls from behind the curtain lol #OTRHBO
— laiyasworld (@laiyasworld) September 21, 2014
On tour around the world with the man you love and your baby girl. That's living life. #OnTheRunTourHBO
— Just Glaze (@MyT_Mouse76) September 21, 2014
Now was somebody saying something about a divorce? #OnTheRunTourHBO oh. Right….
— LaShawn (@RosesDaughter) September 21, 2014
I want a love that inspires others. Don't wanna be forever young. Just forever in love. The Carters, I salute you. #OnTheRunTourHBO
— Trilletta ScottQueen (@KeikoKaveri) September 21, 2014