Beyoncé performed entertained fans with an incredible 2-hour set that left fans gasping for air on Saturday night at the Coachella after a year’s wait.
“Y’all ready Coachella?,” she asked the crowd as she opened her set, becoming the first woman of color to headline the music festival in Indio, California.
Excited fans had a new nickname for this year’s festival: Beychella. Other headliners included The Weeknd and Eminem and our very own Wizkid who failed to make an appearance.
“Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline Coachella” Beyoncé said, before singing “Run the World (Girls).”
The singer opened her long-anticipated performance singing “Crazy in Love” accompanied by a New Orleans-style brass marching band, and later crooned a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the black national anthem.
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She sang several songs from her album “Lemonade,” backed up by the band and surrounded by step dancers.
For nearly two hours, Beyoncé revealed surprise after surprise.
A tribute to legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Nina Simone and quotes from Malcolm X. She also sang “Deja Vu” with her husband, Jay-Z, and danced with her sister, Solange.
After months of rumors, Coachella attendees also saw a Destiny’s Child reunion. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appeared on stage with Beyoncé to sing their ’90s hits “Say My Name,” “Soldier” and “Lose My Breath.”
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There was also a performance of her song with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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