September 26, 2005 12:00 PM

They’ve sold more than 40 million albums. Performed countless concerts. Changed into, they figure, thousands of costumes (including “some we should have never worn,” jokes CELEBRITY_LINK “Beyoncé”]). But at their farewell show in Vancouver on Sept. 10, Beyoncé, 24, Kelly Rowland, 24, and Michelle Williams, 25—a.k.a. Destiny’s Child—had just one dressing room, as they have since they joined forces in 1992 (Williams came on in 2000), “out of friendship, out of love,” says Beyoncé. Though they tried to keep it together onstage, “seeing the fans all lined up in the front row, it was very emotional,” says Rowland, who was the first to break down, during her solo in “Bad Habit.” All three were crying by the end, but while they will no longer be sharing sugar-free Jell-0 backstage, the trio have plans for plenty of together time—from hooking up to perform at charity events to someday, as Williams says, “when we have children later on,” just looking through their scrapbooks and reminiscing. “Breakup sounds so final,” says Beyoncé. “It’s more a growing up.

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