From left, Hope Peña, 24, Courtney O’Brien, 28, Katelynn Calixte, 21, CJ O’Brien, 23, Nate Calixte, 24, and Zelda Sainclair, 29, wait in line for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

Beyonce in Tampa: See Florida’s outfits for the Renaissance World Tour

As the Renaissance World Tour arrived at Raymond James Stadium, fans dressed the part.
From left, Hope Peña, 24, Courtney O’Brien, 28, Katelynn Calixte, 21, CJ O’Brien, 23, Nate Calixte, 24, and Zelda Sainclair, 29, wait in line for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
As the Renaissance World Tour arrived at Raymond James Stadium, fans dressed the part.
Published Aug. 17|Updated Aug. 18

Category: “Renaissance” in Tampa Bay.

Florida fans paid homage to Queen Bey in style on Wednesday, turning out in fringe, sequins and their “Unique” take on the “Renaissance” album’s sultry, clubby theme that spotlights the ballroom and Black queer community.

Fans begin to arrive for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
Fans begin to arrive for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Mother Cametra Edwards and her 16-year-old daughter, Eden Edwards, arrive for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
Mother Cametra Edwards and her 16-year-old daughter, Eden Edwards, arrive for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Rhinestones, shimmery silver fabric and fishnet tights were all popular textures as members of the Beyhive descended upon Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Glittery, fringed cowboy hats were hands-down the biggest accessory of the night.

A close runner-up: Fans. For function, some wore battery-powered versions around their necks. And for fierceness, others snapped open the giant foldable kind. Beyoncé herself was selling folding fans labeled “Heated” at her merchandise tables.

Fallon Moore, 41, of Jacksonville, poses for a portrait upon arriving for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
Fallon Moore, 41, of Jacksonville, poses for a portrait upon arriving for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Sisters Chennel Hyman-Findlay, 32, and Chenneal Hyman-Edwards, 25, of Davenport, arrive for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
Sisters Chennel Hyman-Findlay, 32, and Chenneal Hyman-Edwards, 25, of Davenport, arrive for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Beyoncé's performance looks — including a crystal-studded bodysuit from Spanish label Loewe featuring suggestively-placed hands —inspired quite a few outfits. Vinicius Baraldi, who traveled all the way from São Paulo, Brazil, had a replica made for the occasion.

Vinicius Brandi, 23, of São Paulo, Brazil, poses for a portrait while waiting for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
Vinicius Brandi, 23, of São Paulo, Brazil, poses for a portrait while waiting for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Jonn Thornton, 22, wore a gold strapless dress and matching cowboy boots. The heavenly headpiece and sunglasses were inspired by Bey’s Grammy performance, “when she was pregnant with the twins and leaned back and scared us all.”

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Thornton traveled from Orlando hoping to hear the version of “Drunk in Love” Beyoncé performed in Dubai and then again in Atlanta on Tuesday night.

“We want that,” Thornton said. “We need that.”

Jonn Thornton, 22, of Orlando, poses for a portrait upon arriving for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
Jonn Thornton, 22, of Orlando, poses for a portrait upon arriving for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Henry Burrows, 25, found inspiration for a black-and-silver look from Beyoncé's haute couture line with Balmain, which nodded both to the singer’s roots and ballroom culture.

“How can I incorporate more diamonds?” Burrows asked.

Henry Burrows, 25, of St. Petersburg, arrives for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
Henry Burrows, 25, of St. Petersburg, arrives for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Alissa Mederios and Jaylan Jackson, both 19, traveled five hours from Panama City Beach for their first-ever Beyoncé concert. It took Mederios the better part of a month to bedazzle her bee costume, which she paired with rhinestone cross earrings inspired by “Church Girl.”

“I still was working on it when we got here,” she said.

Alissa Madeiros, 19, poses for a portrait after arriving for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
Alissa Madeiros, 19, poses for a portrait after arriving for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Jaylan Jackson, 19, left, and Alissa Madeiros, 19, right, of Panama City Beach, pose for a portrait before Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
Jaylan Jackson, 19, left, and Alissa Madeiros, 19, right, of Panama City Beach, pose for a portrait before Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Decked out in silver, Austin Sherman frantically passed out flyers that read “Look around everybody on mute!” During “Energy,” Beyoncé expects fans to hold a period of silence after singing that line.

Sherman wore a helmet covered in disco ball tiles. To add an extraterrestrial vibe, he glued on door stop pieces purchased at Home Depot.

“Crafty queen,” Sherman said.

Austin Sherman reminds fans what to do during Beyonce’s song “Energy” when they “look around everybody on mute,” before her Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
Austin Sherman reminds fans what to do during Beyonce’s song “Energy” when they “look around everybody on mute,” before her Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
George Mozel, 27, of Orlando, shows off a shirt made from a painting he created of Beyoncé upon arriving for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
George Mozel, 27, of Orlando, shows off a shirt made from a painting he created of Beyoncé upon arriving for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Vonte Johns, 18, paired futuristic gold shades with a plume of dyed hair and a fresh coat of lipgloss. The look was inspired by a special song on “Renaissance.”

“One of my favorite songs for me is ‘Heated’ because when I was going through a really tough and dark time, that song brought me out of it,” said Johns, of Brandon. “I just want people to know never be scared to be who you are. Never let anyone dim your light.”

Vonte Johns, 18, poses for a portrait while waiting for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
Vonte Johns, 18, poses for a portrait while waiting for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]