BALTIMORE (WJZ)– It’s being called the concert of the summer. Monday night, hip hop supercouple Jay-Z and Beyonce took over M&T Bank Stadium here in Baltimore.
Christie Ileto spoke to excited fans and businesses who are enjoying a boost from the Carters’ visit.
It was a packed house at M&T Bank Stadium Monday night from concert souvenirs, group selfies and the long pre-concert lines. Put it together and you know the Carters—Jay-Z and Beyonce—are in Baltimore.
“We love you, Beyonce! We love you, Jay!” said one fan.
“We’re so excited!” said another. “So excited!”
The superstar couple just finished a concert in Philly before stopping in Charm City.
Stephen Radnor embraced his inner Jay-Z but plans to leave the rhymes to Mr. Carter.
With Baltimore being one of only 16 stops on the tour, many of the people aren’t just from Baltimore but from up and down the East Coast.
“We came from three different states to meet up,” said a fan. “Girls trip!”
“It’s all very exciting and I think people are rediscovering Baltimore,” said Kirby Fowler, Downtown Partnership.
City officials say more than 50,000 tickets have been sold, equating to millions of dollars in economic impact.
“The Monday after the fourth of July is a little soft but today we’re seeing lots of extra business,” said Ed Prutzer.
“We came up early because 295 is going to be out of control,” said Marina Thomas. “Get some dinner and enjoy the harbor.”
Thomas called it the full experience of a night out with the Carters as the main attraction.
The Carters head to Toronto next and finish up in Minnesota.
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