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|March 25, 2019|
Coachella 2018: Music, fun and sun!
INDIO - Beyoncé performed for throngs of screaming fans Saturday night at Coachella after a year's wait.
"Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline," Beyoncé said, before singing "Run the World (Girls)."
The must-see act of Coachella 2018's first weekend: The Walmart yodeling kid, Mason Ramsey.
After Ramsey became a YouTube sensation with his plaintive yodeling in the aisles of an Harrisburg, Ill., Walmart, the 11-year-old graduated to the Coachella stage alongside DJ Whethan.
The place went nuts after Whethan said his next guest needed "no introduction." And with a wave of cell phones being whipped into the air, Ramsey walked onto the stage.
The passes to ‘Coachella’, near impossible to acquire. The prices on the secondary-ticket market, exorbitant.
For dozens of would-be Coachella festival attendees, they believed they had beaten the odds and gotten their hands on the prized passes; but by the time they reached will call, they realized they had been hoodwinked.
KESQ TV reported a company called "HTDTixx" has scammed over 50 people, charging some of them $2,500 for nonexistent three-day passes to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The ruse was simple and set up like a standard ticket site; a customer would make their purchase, then get information on where to pick up said pass, in this case, Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio.
But when the pass purchasers show up, there are no tickets waiting for them.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival always draws celebrities in full force, and Saturday was no exception. While Justin Bieber and the Kardashian-Jenner clan were spotted on the grounds on day one, a whole bunch more stars were spotted on day two.
Rapper Nicki Minaj, country superstar Shania Twain (who headlined Stagecoach last year with a comeback performance), Friday night's Coachella headliner The Weeknd, "Call Me By Your Name" actor Timothée Chalamet, rappers French Montana and Nav, and more.
Story Date: April 19, 2018