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.

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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."


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