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Beyoncé’s Coachella 2018 Experience!

Beyoncé’s Coachella 2018 Experience!

It seems Beyoncé would prefer you experience her epic, Destiny’s-Child-reuniting Coachella performance only via approved photos. According to Page Six, the singer’s publicist sent a Friday email requesting that news outlets use only official photos of Saturday night’s headlining set, rather than fan-shot amateur photos from Instagram or other social media.

As the gossip publication points out, the request would appear to be an effort to head off a repeat of Beyoncé’s 2013 dust-up with Buzzfeed over “unflattering photos” of her Super Bowl halftime performance, when a request from PR to replace awkward mid-motion dance shots became a classic Streisand effect story of its own. To be more generous to Bey, though, the Coachella photo policy is a natural extension of her well-known desire for creative control: No low-angle fan video can really replicate professional footage, especially at a show designed and rehearsed for the livestream cameras as much as for the live audience.

Check out some approved photos of Beyoncé’s Coachella performance straight from the source below. Beyoncé’s first incredible headlining set at Coachella has come and gone, but thankfully we’ve got plenty of photos and videos to keep us going until Round 2 delivers an encore next Saturday (April 21).

Shortly following her superlative performance — which featured cameos from JAY-Z, the surprise reunion of Destiny’s Child and the brassy bombast of an unstoppable marching band — Beyoncé hit Instagram with a flood of photos.

Close-ups of her Queen Nefertiti-channeling glam, her lung-busting solos, her crew of dancers, the moment Mr. Carter hit the stage to join the Mrs. — it’s all here, so get scrolling if you want to relive Beyoncé’s glory one post at a time.

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Een bericht gedeeld door Beyoncé (@beyonce) op

Een bericht gedeeld door Beyoncé (@beyonce) op

Een bericht gedeeld door Beyoncé (@beyonce) op

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04/16/18