All eyes on Queen Bey as she strut the stage like a runway with her modern Cleopatra costume. How everyone’s jaw dropped as she performs new rendition to her songs and how she still keeps up with the high-energy choreography. To think, she is in 36 years of age and a mom of three but she still has the strong ability to perform with so much energy and fierceness. And there is no denying, that she is one of the greatest entertainers and influential celebrities of our time.
Out of This World Performance
If you are like one of us who couldn’t afford the $380 worth general admission to get into Coachella, then let this article educate you how Queen Bey totally slayed the Coachella stage. You can watch the full concert by searching in Google ‘Beyonce Coachella 2018 full performance’ and it will guide you to many websites who has the video of the entire two hours performance. All you need is great internet connection and you’re good to go.
I watched the entire thing from start to finish religiously, she looked so amazing with every outfit change (and she even changed nail color). She collaborated with her husband: Jay-Z, danced with her sister: Solange Knowles, and I think one of my favorite is the reunion of Destiny’s child. Also, one of the most memorable parts of the concert is Beyonce dancing and singing to Crazy in Love with her dance crew and band wearing all yellow.
I have always known that it is going to be huge, fun and exciting, if you have been following and watching her go on stage, you know that it has always been second-nature on what she delivers to the audience, a wow-factor. My lack of surprise can be blamed with my knowledge that I know that this multi-talented alpha female has always been known for being a huge perfectionist. She practices and works her all before every concert, she is on a strict vegan diet and works out as part of her daily regimen, and she doesn’t refuse to fire many of her crews if they can’t keep up with her. Like she said, ‘If I am not sleeping then nobody is sleeping.’ She is terrifying! But we all love how much a hustler she really is.
An interview from Solange Knowles talking about her sister’s work ethics for ASOS magazine, she said “I have never seen anything like it in my life, from anyone. It’s absolutely insane.”
Power to Women and the Black Community!
But what is the most intriguing for me about the concert is that it is a true embodiment of feminism and the fight against racial inequalities. The oppression that African-Americans have faced in this country will still always be a sensitive and most talked-about topic up to this day, and there are still oppression that the black community suffers and slight racism that they encounter in their day-to-day lives. So when Beyonce tells everyone on stage, that she is an African-American woman and she is proud of it; now that is something not to be taken lightly. Could you just imagine if an African-American from the 1920’s or 30’s had a glimpse of her concert and see millions of fans absorbing her energy and as she speaks with great pride of who she is and where she comes from? Exactly, they would be ‘shook’. Beyonce should be in History Books and be protected at all cost.
Not only is she proud for being African- American, she also made it very loud and clear that she is proud of being a woman and how she had enough about gender roles and inequalities. That’s why I said that her performance in Coachella 2018 is more than just a concert, she used her power and fame for the awareness that women can be as powerful as men and she has been spreading this message for a long time now, Beyonce also taught me the empowering speech by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at a TedXEuston conference, since part of her speech is incorporated in the song Flawless.
We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.
In Conclusion? It’s a Wrap?
So I am totally with Beyonce, enough is enough; women and men are equally powerful and African-American lives should be treated fair and square like any race in this country. We did make major change but there are still oppression present. Sometimes it takes one big Coachella concert to remind people about the issues that we face (as women or African-American) and that it takes so much guts and power for someone like Beyonce to spread that message to the world. When you are going to watch the concert, focus your mind not only about the external aesthetics and the tantalizing performance but also keep in consideration that this woman is trying to speak her mind about such a vulnerable topic and making it is relatable and as entertaining as possible.