Beyoncé and Jay Z at AT&T Park


Aidin Vaziri | Beyoncé and Jay Z’s much anticipated On the Run stadium tour came crashing into San Francisco on Tuesday to close out its North American leg with a two-night stand at AT&T Park. Amid rumors of lukewarm tickets sales and imminent divorce, the designer-clad power couple still drew a capacity crowd and tolerated each other long enough to share the stage for an epic 2 1/2-hour performance that included more than 40 songs, plenty of pyrotechnics and some light intimacy. As we settled into our seat at the center of it all, we came away with these observations:

1. It was loud. The minute the music kicked in, people started to complain about the volume of the concert – people who weren’t even in the same ZIP code as AT&T Park. In city neighborhoods as far reaching as the Mission, Hayes Valley and Potrero Hill, they grumbled vehemently in 140 characters or less about the thump-thump-thump of muddled beats emanating from the stage. Being some 20 yards away from the source of the noise, our withering ears could certainly relate. But not everyone was displeased. “If they’re doing this again tomorrow, I’m getting burritos and beer so I can enjoy this right,” tweeted Oscar Villalon, a former Chronicle book editor, from several miles away.

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