Fire Near Coachella Music Festival Contained

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COACHELLA, CA — A vegetation fire that erupted miles away from the popular Coachella music festival was contained Sunday afternoon. The fire erupted around 4:38 a.m. and grew to 15 acres by 10 a.m., bringing down power lines and prompting road closures.

Beyonc”s Coachella performance wasn’t just pure entertainment. It was a historic cultural moment.

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Those words from Beyonc’, uttered midway through her’festival-headlining performance Saturday, were less a humble show of gratitude than a declaration.’She interspersed her historically black college-themed performance ‘ complete with drumline, majorettes and step-dancing ‘ with a Destiny’s Child reunion and cameos by her sister, Solange and husband, Jay-Z.

Thanks to the Coachella livesteam, which’repeated the performance’Sunday for those who may have missed the initial concert, people all around the world’could’watch’along. It became a major cultural event, rivaling her 2016 Super Bowl halftime performance.

While Beyonc’ intended to entertain the live audience in Indio, Calif.,’the performance was clearly’also meant to thrill an audience watching from afar.

Coachella has come to be known for an easygoing, boho aesthetic, with the stereotypical Coachella attendee a drunk white hipster wearing a Native American headdress‘and loads of glitter. On Friday, Vince Staples referred to the main stage’as ‘the white people stage,’ telling the crowd, ‘I know y’all don’t know who I am cause none of y’all look like me, but I don’t give a [expletive].’

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