Beyonce brought her Formation world tour to Sunderland's Stadium of Light and the global superstar lit up the stage despite coming on nearly an hour late.
Not even Queen Bey can control the weather, and a heavy downpour in the city delayed the US singer from hitting the stage until 8.45pm on Tuesday night.
"Welcome to the Formation Tour! If y'all came to slay tonight, say: 'I slay!'" she commanded the adoring crowd.
-- Stadium of Light (@StadiumOfLight) June 28, 2016
Beyonce then launched into a set which included her smash hits Crazy In Love, Halo, Run The World (Girls) and Drunk In Love.
The singer also performed tracks from new album Lemonade including Sorry and Don't Hurt Yourself, but there was no repeat of the sneeze she let out previously during an a cappella version of Love On Top.
Touchingly, she remembered the late star Prince with a tribute in which the centre of the stage turned purple while Purple Rain played.
Beyonce came, she slayed and she conquered. Little wonder fans who attended the concert could not contain their joy on Twitter.
All hail Queen Bey!
-- Katy Wheeler (@KatyJourno) June 28, 2016
-- ZW (@nancyzozo) June 29, 2016
-- Jodie Johnston (@xJodieJohnstonx) June 29, 2016
-- katie (@grxndesbibble) June 29, 2016
-- Natalie Carla (@nataliecarlaj) June 29, 2016
Can categorically say I don't think I've ever seen such a multi-talented, flawless female performer e v e r #BeyonceAtTheSoL
-- Chloe Manuel (@chloe_manuel_) June 29, 2016
-- GiGi (@GeorgieHartt) June 29, 2016
-- debbie baker (@debbsbaker) June 29, 2016
-- Stacey Gill (@StaceyGill88) June 29, 2016