Despite endless speculation suggesting that the Carters set to confirm a rumored “divorce” in the works following the end of their summer-long “On The Run” tour, Beyonce and Jay Z closed out their final stage with a bang that was apparently loud enough for all of San Francisco to hear on Wednesday night.
Unlike most concert acts at AT&T Park, Beyoncé and Jay Z kept the viewing area open in the right-field fence so fans could watch Tuesday and Wednesday’s shows for free.
But their generosity didn’t stop there. With booming speakers and deep, penetrating bass lines, they also broadcast to much of San Francisco, including apartments and stores miles away. Some residents were happy to listen in for free, but others had everyday concerns – like sleep.
The Giants, who hosted the event, were made quickly aware there was a problem.
“There were a lot of calls that went into the city hotline,” said Alfonso Felder, a senior vice president. “This was pretty significant. We heard a lot from adjacent neighborhoods south of the ballpark and on Potrero Hill.”
“We’ve been apologizing to the neighbors all day,” she said Wednesday. “We’ve been doing concerts here for the last 15 years. Ninety-nine percent of the time there we don’t have a problem. Last night we did. But for many residents that was just the start of it.
“At first I thought it was somebody in a car with the sound turned up,” Hoffman said. “Then I went outside and realized that it was Beyoncé. I thought, no one in their right mind pumps Beyoncé that loud. And that’s when I realized I could hear every word.”
And it should be said that not everyone was upset. The Twitterverse was full of comments like the one from Irvin, who said, “I can hear … the concert from Geneva and Rolph (out by McLaren Park) and I’m not complaining.”
As per usual throughout the tour, ‘Yonce and Hov were all over each other during the concert, seemingly unfazed by all the negative chatter engulfing their relationship.
Do you think they’ll really announce a separation after the tour is over? Hit the flip for a few more flicks from the final show.