It has taken me a full 24 hours to recover from my edges and soul being snatched by Beyonce’s Coachella performance. Like most folk, I thought I was ready but yo, I wasn’t ready. Hell, no one was ready. From the moment sis started on that drum and blew that whistle then those trumpets, horns, and drums kicked in and Beyonce turned around I knew I was about to witness something, unlike anything I’ve ever seen from the Queen.
Photo Credit for both Beyonce images: Image Source: Getty / Larry Busacca via Popsugar
It was a wig snatching like no other. A snatch that will go down in history. This concert was a midnight homecoming desert praise fest complete with a tribute to HBCUs, amazing costuming, black movie references, black female empowerment and the black national anthem. In other words, it was lit af!
Here are 10 blackety black standout moments that I loved:
The Queen knows how to make an entrance
“A girl, a woman, has not headlined in 20 years, so this is history for me” – @Beyonce #BeyChella #HBEYCU pic.twitter.com/Pve5fIJGdr
— BLACK GIRLS ROCK! (@BLACKGIRLSROCK) April 15, 2018
Beyonce (rightfully) shades Coachella for finally being the first black woman to headline
Beyonce is the first black woman to headline Coachella.. and she thinks that’s ridiculous pic.twitter.com/VBugBLG1uK
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) April 15, 2018
Beyonce sings Lift Every Voice and Sing
Beyoncé singing the “Black American National Anthem” pic.twitter.com/oDNcOzGM6U
— J (@Veganyonce) April 15, 2018
HBCU tribute with stepping and a marching band
First Black Woman to headline Coachella tributing Alpha Phi Alpha the First Black Intercollegiate Fraternity with steps and colors during this HBCU theme is FULL CIRCLE. Beyoncé did that #Beychella pic.twitter.com/sqGkUqmCYC
— Jeff J. (@JeffJSays) April 15, 2018
Swag Surfing on Drunk in Love
🗣 I AM CONFUSION. Beyonce had a full marching band playing Swag Surf and the crowd was stiffer than an H&M suit jacket. pic.twitter.com/4HXPl7Zz5B
— Rob Sherrell (@RobJustJokin) April 15, 2018
Carefree dancing with Solange
Beyoncé and Solange dancing to Get Me Bodied. I never knew how much I needed this until now. I love these legendary sisters. #BeyChella pic.twitter.com/qptNpH7iNj
— . (@goddessyonce) April 15, 2018
The Destiny’s Child reunion we’ve all been waiting for
Watching so many mediocre girl group performances this generation made me realise how blessed we were to have Destinys Child. They just have IT pic.twitter.com/svR1IODFF3
— DANNY (@localblackicon) April 15, 2018
The song may be Everybody Mad, but those moves scream STAY MAD
YES BREAKDOWN TO @otgenasis’s “Everybody Mad” #beychella #Coachella @Beyonce pic.twitter.com/cWuWN4yTqU
— Jamara (@itsJamara) April 15, 2018
Marching band / Majorette theme with Diddi Emah and her twirling batons
I don’t know her name, but let’s take a moment to appreciate this black queen pic.twitter.com/7Nco4JjhGJ
— 𝕸𝖔𝖛𝖊 𝕸𝖔𝖏𝖎𝖙𝖔 🅴 (@6lXINCH) April 15, 2018
Rihanna front row getting her whole life
Rihanna was spotted at the front row of Beyoncé’s #Coachella set! #BlackGirlMagic ✨❤ pic.twitter.com/3fN1GsFWuo
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 15, 2018
This is gonna be next years headliners when they’re asked what they have planned..
Media: Beyonce’s performance last year was incredible! What will you do to top it?
2019 #Coachella Headliner: pic.twitter.com/lorhEshvwK
— Sakita Holley (@MissSuccess) April 15, 2018
And if you’re a fan of what takes place behind the scenes as much as I am, check out these dope images of the preparation behind Bey’s performance. This just solidifies my need for Bey to turn her Coachella performance into a film covering it from conception to execution. I live for seeing how the mind of my queen operates.