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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Behold the Power of Beyonce

posted by on July 26 at 10:39 AM

During a concert Tuesday night in Orlando, Beyonce followed a stint of ferocious, hair-whipping dance with a face-first plunge down some stairs.

It was an amazing tumble, as those of us lucky to see yesterday’s YouTube footage can attest. Minutes after watching the video, I tried to post in on Slogóbut it had been suddenly removed and seems to be gone for good, which is a shame, as nothing humanizes a glamorous, freakishly beautiful superstar like a face-first tumble down some stairs, and Beyonce’s post-tumble recovery (she popped right back up and kept on dancing) was the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen her do.

But apparently, Beyonce (or perhaps Jay-Z) is so powerful she can tell YouTube what to do….UPDATE! Tireless Slog commenter Mr. Poe directed me to still-active YouTube footage of the tumble, which you can enjoy (for now) below.

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I don't think I've ever admitted how much I actually loved Crazy In Love.

And you can watch it here.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 26, 2007 11:01 AM

Freakishly beautiful? No. Boring/generic? Yes.

Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | July 26, 2007 11:04 AM

The more important question to be asking, Mr. Schmader, is how Sony BMG can claim copyright over a fan-filmed cell phone video and use this as justification for a DMCA takedown on YouTube.

Posted by Dan | July 26, 2007 11:08 AM

Oh no! Your comment was snagged by our spam filter and cannot be published.

WTF?! All I was doing was posting every link I could to the video. Rude.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 26, 2007 11:09 AM

You can watch it everywhere. Even when YouTube advises 'This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Sony BMG' the video still plays.


Posted by Mr. Poe | July 26, 2007 11:13 AM

Nice one, Poe. Looks like a giraffe hit by a dart from a wildlife helicopter.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | July 26, 2007 11:22 AM

So, beyonce lip syncs?

This is news?

Aren't there any more crazy suicidal artist losers out there to report on?

Posted by ecce homo | July 26, 2007 11:25 AM

The thing that's making me laugh the most is her hair while she's slamdancing. She's all types of awesome.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 26, 2007 11:26 AM


Turn your audio on. She isn't lip syncing.

Posted by ban ecce homo | July 26, 2007 11:30 AM

She most definately is, unless she can continue to hold a tune while face down on the stairs.

Posted by ecce homo | July 26, 2007 11:37 AM

Hmm, looks like she definitely learned a bit from Shakira, even if she's still way too stiff. Probably due to falling a lot.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 26, 2007 11:42 AM

Beyonce is no stranger to falling on stage.
On this video from a few years back, another member of Destiny's Child takes a tumble.

Posted by StrangerDanger | July 26, 2007 11:53 AM

Is it just me or does she look like the lead singer from Twisted Sister?

Posted by Dianna | July 26, 2007 12:00 PM

SD: that is absolutely one of my favorite videos in the history of viral videos. I love how the Child in the middle kind of glances to her right like, "Oh well".

Posted by sniggles | July 26, 2007 12:03 PM

Here's one that still works. The video is crap, but the part where she falls is actually pretty clear. Hehe.

Posted by Carollani | July 26, 2007 12:33 PM

a chink in the armor of perfection.

Posted by brad | July 26, 2007 12:44 PM

I [heart] Beyonce.

Posted by love | July 26, 2007 12:56 PM

You know they had to crazy glue that hair on so she could whip it around like that.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | July 26, 2007 1:59 PM

haha, this is HIGH-larious!! All of the videos have been taken down!!! Luckily I saw it on the noon news today!! hahaaha I can't believe the local news covered and showed it!!

Posted by Scottie | July 26, 2007 3:32 PM

David, if we already watched it all day online, & then it was on E! that night, it's too late for you to be posting it on SLOG the next day. You are getting SO BAD at reposting shit from other blogs, without even bothering to mention who you ripped it off from.

Posted by ka-chunk | July 26, 2007 7:59 PM

I finally got to see this video that hasn't been taken down yet, and it didn't seem that big of a big, actually sort of punk how she just gets back up and keeps going. Still, that god awful outfit and huge mass of swinging hair extentions is pretty funny...

Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | July 27, 2007 8:10 AM

Ka-Chunk, please give me examples of my alleged failure to credit sources.

Also, Beyonce falling down stairs is timeless.

Posted by David Schmader | July 27, 2007 8:51 AM

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