Beyonce headlined Coachella & became the defining moment of a generation

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Wherever Beyonce goes, I think we can all assume that she’s going to slay. Beyonce goes to the gas station to slay. She steps in the shower to slay that sh-t. She walks into the kitchen to slay brunch. Beyonce headlined Coachella, and of course she slayed that sh-t. Of course it was a religious experience for everyone there and everyone watching at home on the live stream. Beyonce took people to church. The church of black womanhood, the church of intersectional feminism, the church of dance, the church of on-point vocals. She brought out Solange, she brought out Jay-Z, she brought out Destiny’s Child, she brought out a marching band, she brought out dancers and lights and a wind machine. She did it all.

Beyonce is the first black woman to ever headline Coachella. Just that simple fact changed the dynamic of this year’s Coachella – once seen as a dusty, desert music festival for rich white kids, there was a more diverse audience for Bey’s performance. Every media outlet, from CNN to Billboard, from The Guardian to the LA Times were all in a puddle of mush after Beyonce’s performance.

Here are some assorted clips and reactions from her performance:

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