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Beyoncé Pays Staggering Amount To Keep DC Metro Open After Weather-Delayed Show

The singer paid $100,000 to keep the DC Metro system open an additional hour after stormy weather delayed the start of her 'Renaissance World Tour' on Sunday.

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Beyoncé was the epitome of class when she paid the DC Metro system to remain open for an additional hour after her Aug. 6 concert in her Renaissance World Tour over the weekend.

The concert at Washington, D.C.’s FedEx Field was delayed by severe weather, as concertgoers were forced to shelter in place amid lightning and heavy rain.

The venue asked for patience as they shared a warning on X, formerly Twitter.

Videos posted on social media showed the chaos that ensued as the Beyhive was forced inside.

So the singer's tour decided to help fans out by paying the $100,000 it takes to keep the USA capital's Metro system open later than usual.

In a press release, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced:

"Due to inclement weather that may delay the start of tonight’s Renaissance World Tour at FedExField, Metro will extend the last train by an extra hour beyond the extended closing previously announced."
"The additional hour will be funded by the Tour to cover the $100,000 cost to run more trains, keep all 98 stations open for customers to exit, and other operational expenses."

People were so happy and celebrated the Grammy winner's move.

Others were shocked that it's apparently that cheap to keep an entire metro system open for an hour.

Some asked why Taylor Swift, who is also on a massive tour this summer, can't do the same.

Forget Taylor, others said. Why can't DC keep their own metros open more if that's how much it costs?

In conclusion, people appreciate the queen.

The Renaissance tour will continue until early October.