In an epic return to form, Beyoncé presided over a Super Bowl halftime show featuring 135 dancers, one fiery guitarist, 2,000 people on the field...and two old friends: Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.
The show started off, appropriately enough, with Bey alone on stage, strutting (and singing, really) a live version of "Love on Top," followed by "Crazy in Love," in a hot corset of black leather and lace by designer Rubin Singer with matching knee-high boots.
A line of backup dancers then joined the megastar, treating the crowd to a killer performance "End of Time."
The energetic concert then moved into a video-enhanced (but still live, haters) rendition of "Baby Boy" before the worst-kept secret of the night finally happened: A Destiny's Child reunion. Bey teamed with erstwhile bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland for three back-to-back songs: "Bootylicious," "Independent Women Part I "and "Single Ladies."
For the record, there was a backing track, but it was used mostly as just that—backup singing—so that Bey could rock her now-classic "Single Ladies" choreography.
The megastar launched into "Halo" next. She was solo for that, but made the ecstatic crowd her backup performers by rocking out within inches of them.
"Thank you for this moment," she told the crowd.
No, really, seriously, Beyoncé: Thank you.
—Reporting by Alicia Quarles