On Tuesday (Aug. 29), the leaders of Santa Clara, CA decided to bestow Beyoncé with the title of honorary mayor in celebration of her “Renaissance World Tour,” which makes a stop in the city later today (Aug. 30). The Bay Area location gave Taylor Swift the same honor back in July.
“We are going to present Beyoncé or her representative with a key to the city,” said Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor in an interview with ABC 7. “It’s really a testament to what she’s done and the iconic presence that she’s had, not only with the young girls in our community, but what she does in her philanthropic activities. She gives back.”
The outlet also spoke with Discover Santa Clara CEO Christine Lawson, who explained Bey’s direct impact to the area as a result of her pending concert. “Our hotels are close to [or] at maximum capacity, and we’ve seen average rate lifts thus far around $50 higher than we would this time of year if there were no big name like Beyoncé in the city,” she confirmed.
The “Renaissance World Tour” kicked off in Stockholm back in May and traversed through Europe in a couple months time. The excursion moved to North America almost immediately after and will continue to make stops in the continent until it wraps up in October. As previously reported by REVOLT, Beyoncé recently announced a specific request for her upcoming birthday and Virgo season as a whole.
“This tour has been such a joy and as we approach the last month, my birthday wish is to celebrate with you wearing your most fabulous silver fashions to the shows,” the R&B icon instructed. “We’ll surround ourselves in a shimmering human disco ball each night. Everybody mirroring each other’s joy. Virgo season together in a house of chrome. See you there!”
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