There's always much to be amazed by when watching a performance from Beyoncé. Her performance stamina, production quality, incredible choreography and stellar vocals leave nothing to the imagination.
Beyoncé is the greatest living entertainer, and her recent Coachella performance -- arguably her best to date -- further solidified what most of us already knew. The genius "HBeyCU" concept tied together elements of black culture that celebrate us, and the meticulous arrangement of her famous hits build a canon occupied with works all of her own.
As agonizing as this most recent period of "Beyhydration" was for Beyoncé's fans, the year-long wait turned out to be the blessing we never even realized we needed. "I was supposed to perform at Coachella before, but I ended up getting pregnant,” she chuckled along with her jovial audience. "So I had time to dream and dream and dream with two beautiful souls in my belly," she continued, "and I dreamed up this performance."
"Beychella", as DJ Khaled officially dubbed it during her performance, was the ultimate Beyoncé experience for a multitude of reasons.
- It was yet another massive American event in which Beyoncé's performance was a celebration of African-American culture (see: Superbowl 50).
- It featured 100 dancers, a live marching band and an iconic ode to Greek life.
- Jay-Z made a surprise appearance for "Déjà Vu," and Solange performed the extended version of "Get Me Bodied."
- The DC3 reunion we had all been begging for finally happened.
- The set list and song arrangements were phenomenal.