Straight up: the recently released live concert DVD The Beyoncé Experience is the most entertaining filmed concert I've ever witnessed in my life. In fact, it may be the most entertaining concert I've ever seen, period. For two hours Beyoncé spazzes out on stage with not nearly the amount of self-awareness that would make it arguably reasonable. She is a maniac. I love B'Day so so much, but even given that love, I wasn't so sure that she was equipped to really ascend to the diva throne that she's been given. After watching her breathless display, my mind has changed entirely. She's not just a diva, she's the queen of my heart. I look forward to watching her become an even crazier old lady.
Oh, and you know what the best thing about this is? She mugs and seizes and dances with such force that it suggests a holistic ritual to rid oneself of crabs almost the entire time, and yet her voice takes no damage at all. She sounds just as good at the end of the show as she does at the start, and I don't think she lip synchs a single note. She is a superhero.
Here's a countdown I've assembled to salute Beyoncé's ridiculousness. Try not to swoon or swallow your tongue.