Beyoncé personally paid the extra cost to keep public transport in Washington D.C. running this past weekend when her Renaissance tour stop was affected by adverse weather. The August 6 performance at D.C.’s FedEx Field started late due to stormy weather and, as a result, Bey finished late. Ordinarily, the Metro system in the city would have stopped running but her team stepped in and stumped up $100,000 to ensure fans got home safely.
"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 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said in a press release. “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.”
Beyoncé's tour is due to continue until the end of next month when she finishes with a show at New Orleans’ Caesars Superdome on September 27. The global stadium tour began back in May with a show that economists later suggested had raised the inflation rate in Sweden.