From art to food to tents, Coachella 2018 already has some surprises.
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When pundits look back at next year's 20th anniversary of Coachella, they will remember 2018 as the year of Beyoncé .
DJ Khaled renamed the Beychella festival in an announcement during her headline performance Saturday night and fans still suck on Queen Bey's remarkable set.
Jerome Clement from Los Angeles said he did not come to the festival as a big Beyoncé fan. But he became one.
"When she saw her performance, it was like a story that developed," he said. "It was a highlight of my year. It was like a Super Bowl performance."
"Beyoncé was a power plant," added Richae Kater in San Francisco, who participated in her fifth Coachella Festival. "She killed it. I have come to Coachella for several years and I have never seen such an achievement."
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Beyoncé, who talked about planning her multi-dimensional genre program for more than a year after breaking her appearance due to pregnancy with twins, performed almost two hours of guest performances by her sister Solange, her husband, Jay-Z, and her original group Destiny's Child, until 1 o'clock in the morning.
The weekends are performed at the Coachella stage during the Coachella Music and Arts Festival the first weekend of two weekend music. Fes tival is held in Indio. Friday April 13, 2018. (Photo: Omar Ornelas / Ökensön)
But not everyone was impressed by Coachella's first black female headliner. Riley Morrison from Helena, Montana, said she liked The Weeknd on Friday and Post Malone on Saturday, but thought Beyoncé's view was overwhelming with her ratings of singers, dancers and orchestra musicians. She said, "her music rarely sucks" and the festival is "a little intense".
"We're from Montana," she said when she crossed a polar field with a friend "so we do not have something like this."
Lucille Meredith in Jersey City, New Jersey, added: "It was good. I'm not a big Beyoncé fan. I came mainly for the experience. Overall, that's what I expected – much better than I expected. "
Sunday's lineup presented high hopes of hip-hop appearances by Cardi B, the only woman who has more simultaneous top 10 singles on Billboard's Hot R & B / Hip-Hop chart than Beyoncé, with five earlier this year and Migos, a sense of 2017 Coachella with surprise guest appearances in several stages.
Cardi B, showing a baby bump in a bejeweled, all-white jump suit, designed a crowd who filled the Coachella scene field as a headliner for a set that was scheduled to be only 35 minutes instead of the usual 45 to 60 minutes. She gave a clear explanation when she said, "I became pregnant as well!"
But it did not prevent her from singing and moving suggestively with more than a dozen singers, dancers, guards and pilots. She seemed to blow money on the audience when she sang her new single, "Money Bag", which she introduced Monday on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
"Let me tell you something," she said, the huge crowd, "if God puts you somewhere, he's the only one to take care of you."
The evening featured competitive twilight sets with the rock band, Portugal. The Man, "who recently won a Grammy for his hit," Feel It Still "and Kamasi Washington, the jazz saxophonist who made a name for himself to play with Grammy Award winning rapper Kendrick Lamar.
But the most anticipated The set of the night was scheduled to be by rap headliner Eminem. In a time compared to Elvis Presley for its groundbreaking role as a white man in an overwhelming black art form, Eminem has denied any possible term as a hip-hop king and was just one of many thrillers with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg at the 2012 Coachella. But after Beyoncé opened her mind in debris and embraced her role as an R & B queen wondered if Eminem could rise in her first Coachella headlining show.
Christie Margaris of Los Angeles, who had a flare of Eminem images on it, said she did not believe that the real Marshall Mathers could surpass Beyoncé's production, which she said "blew away o ss. "But she said it would be difficult to choose between her and Eminem. "
" He has been relevant for 20 years and he will do it special because he does not travel very often, "she said.
Art and Security
The festival opened with concern about the possible use of drones by Indio police, but drones became more of an artistic element than an oppressive security tool. The 360-degree expanded reality show in the Antarctic dome followed a drone through a whirl in other worldly spaces, accompanied by music by the electronic dude ODESZA – which also happened before Eminem on the Coachella scene.
The FIDLAR punk band (an acronym for F-k It Dog, Life's Risk) also made a song that would be a drone.
April 15, 2018; Indio, CA, USA; Fiddles perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club. Mandatory Credit: Jay Calderon / Ökensunden via the US ADDITIONAL NETWORK : Jay Calde Ron, Desert Sun-USA today)
FIDLAR played in the great Mojave tent was a suitable band for this last Coachella before its 20th anniversary. Song guitarist Elvis Kuehn and drummer Max Kuehn are the sons of the keyboard player for the groundbreaking Long Beach punk band TSOL, which was the first band ever booked by the Goldenvoice producers.
They performed songs about their fight with drug and alcohol abuse, such as "Alcoholic" and "40 Ounce On Repeat", as fans slam danced and crowd-surfed, just like other fans have done with TSOL's music for 40 years.
On a song entitled "Bad Habits" they sing, "Oh no, I'll be my dad!"
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