This year, Coachella was gracious enough to step aside and allow Beyoncé to bless us mere mortals with Beychella.

This “human” showered her fans with with nearly two hours of the Blackest, Blackity, Black  musical performance ever put forth for a Coachella crowd. She not put Black sisterhood in the spotlight as  she dropped it low with her sister, Solange and reunited with her Destiny’s Child group-mates, but she honored Blackness as a whole.

To commemorate this hallowed moment for the culture, here are seven of the best and Blackest bits of Beychella:


7A Royal Entrance

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INDIO, CA – APRIL 14: Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella )

Beyoncé opened her set looking like an Afro-futuristic royal straight from Wakanda with direct lineage to Nefertiti. Bey sauntered across the stage wielding a staff as she wore an austere head-dress, a bejeweled skin-tight leotard (natch), and a billowing cape befitting a queen.

Oh and of course, a facial expression that said “I know.”