Coachella Security Guards Allege Inhumane Treatment: ‘People Over Here Are Starving’

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Every year, music lovers and miscellaneous basics flood Indio, California, for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Coachella is known for its huge headlining artists and general aura of douchebaggery—the stereotypical festivalgoer is a rich kid sporting a headdress and a fanny pack, scouring the desert for good times and even better Instagram opportunities.

Of course, these highly-mocked caricatures only make up part of the story. The festival is also populated with an army of staffers who aren’t in Indio to party. This contingent includes security guards who work long days in high heat confiscating contraband, protecting talent, and generally attempting to ensure that everyone survives the weekend. It’s an important job, and an appealing one for fans and entertainment world-adjacent security professionals.

Antonio Cannady, a screenwriter based in Los Angeles, told The Daily Beast that he heard about a company based in Long Beach that was hiring security for Coachella. “So I went down there and applied and then we had this little quick orientation. It wasn’t much of an interview, it was like a cattle call, ‘cause we go inside this room and everybody’s standing up. It’s hot, we’re all sweating. But they talked it up like it’s Coachella, this big music festival. And they were like, yeah, it’s going to be like camping, so bring a tent and a sleeping bag or whatever.”

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Everything we’ve learned about Beyoncé’s Coachella performance from watching her Netflix-documentary ‘Homecoming’

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Only a week after the trailer dropped, Netflix released Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé. The highly anticipated (at least for the last seven days or so, as this is how long we’ve had to process the news) documentary offers fans an intimate, in-depth look at what really went on in the months leading up to her incredible 2018 Coachella performance.

The Formation singer – who made history as the first female black artist to headline the annual music festival in California – wrote, directed and produced the film and like anything Beyoncé Knowles-Carter does, the documentary does not disappoint.

For about 2.5 hours, Homecoming explores everything from the three sound stages for rehearsals to the design of the costumes (did we mention they’re custom Balmain), whilst finally showing footage of her jaw-dropping performance. In brief, there’s a lot to get into, so here are the most important takeaways.

‘Homecoming’ is a celebration of black creativity

It was really important for Beyoncé to have a black orchestra. Her ‘Homecoming’-themed set was inspired by HBCU traditions and included roughly 200 musicians, background singers and dancers, all recruited from historically black colleges and universities.

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‘I wanted different characters; I didn’t want us all doing the same thing,’ she states in her documentary. ‘The things that these young people can do with their bodies and the music they can play, and the drumrolls, and the haircuts, and the bodies. It’s just so much damn swag. It’s just gorgeous, and it makes me proud.’

The performance took months of preparation

‘When I decided to do Coachella, instead of me pulling out my flower crown, it was more important that I brought our culture to Coachella,’ she explains. ‘There was a four-month period of rehearsals with Derek [Pixie] and the band before we started the four months of dance rehearsals. The music and those vocal rehearsals – that’s the heartbeat of the show.’

She handpicked every single detail of the set

Beyoncé personally selected all the details. From each dancer and every light, to the height of the pyramid, the shape of the pyramid and even the material on the steps.

Talking about the incredible costumes (the entire crew had two completely different sets of outfits for each weekend of Coachella), she reveals: ‘every tiny detail had an intention. There were so many meetings with Olivier [Rousteing].’

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Beyoncé was supposed to headline in 2017

Beyoncé was originally set to headline at Coachella the year prior, but she got pregnant unexpectedly. ‘It ended up being twins, which was even more of a surprise. My body went through more that I knew it could,’ she shares openly.

‘I had an extremely difficult pregnancy. I had high blood pressure. I developed toxaemia, preeclampsia and, in the womb, one of my babies’ heartbeat paused a few times so I had to get an emergency C-section.’ 

She followed a very strict diet to get into shape

This performance was the singer’s first time back on the stage after giving birth to Rumi and Sir Carter, and she struggled to get back into shape. ‘I’m creating my own homecoming. And it’s hard,’ Beyoncé admits.

‘There were days that I thought I’d never be the same. I’d never be the same physically; my strength and endurance would never be the same. She shares that she had to rebuild her body: ‘It me a while to feel confident enough to freak [the performance] and give it my own personality.’

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Beyoncé was dedicated – cutting out bread, carbs, sugar, dairy, meat, fish and alcohol, in order for her to meet her goal. ‘I definitely pushed myself further than I knew I could,’ she says, ‘and I’ve learned a very valuable lesson. I will never push myself that far again.’

Even Queen B struggles to balance her work and personal life

Taking on a performance like this when you’ve just given birth to twins, isn’t an easy task. Beyoncé is very honest about how, when they first started rehearsing, her mind was not there, but with her children. ‘What people don’t see is the sacrifice,’ she says. ‘I would dance, a go off to the trailer and breastfeed the babies.’

‘It was a lot to juggle,’ she confesses. ‘Just trying to figure out how to balance being a mother of a six-year-old and of twins that need me, and giving myself creatively and physically. It’s not like before when I could rehearse 15 hours straight. I have children. I have a husband. I have to take care of my body.’

To quote Netflix (or should we say Beyflix, as the streaming service changed its name for a day to celebrate the premier of the documentary), what a time to be alive. Homecoming is incredible film, and Beyoncé is an incredible artist. That’s something every music fan, whether or not you’re part of the Beyhive, will have to admit after watching this groundbreaking performance.

So sit back and enjoy.

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5 Summer 2019 Hair Trends That Took Off at Coachella

Festival season is finally here, and so, too, are a number of fashion trends.
Coachella weekend one saw the emergence of a number of trends, primarily in the hair category, as influencers and guests looked to accessories, classic styles and colorful looks to complement their festival gear.
A go-to festival style, textured waves left its mark at Coachella, with many taking a grungy and grittier take on the classic beach waves with hair that looked like it had been dipped in a swimming pool prior to styling.
Others went for bold, colorful looks with balayage highlights and full coloring in pastel hues of pink, purple and blue.
Read on to see the five key hair trends that emerged at Coachella.
1. Pastel Hues

Lottie Tomlinson at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Sophie Simmons at the 5th Annual ZOEasis Party, at Coachella 2019. 
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Winnie Harlow at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Jenn Im at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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2. Loose Braids

Shay Mitchell at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Kathryn Newton at Coachella 2019. 
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Khanh Duong at Coachella 2019. 
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3. Gritty Textured Waves

Aimee Song at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Jasmine Tookes at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Danielle Herrington at the Revolve Party at Coachella

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Selena Gomez And Cardi B Take The Stage Together At Coachella

On Friday, Cardi B and Selena Gomez took the stage at the Coachella Festival but, unfortunately for the fans, they weren’t actually performing a full set. DJ Snake was the first artist to perform on that day and Cardi B appeared on the stage first with Selena trailing closely behind.

As fans of Selena know, she hasn’t had a concert for almost a year, with the last time being when she took the spotlight with Taylor Swift back in May of 2018 for her Reputation Tour. Moreover, Selena skipped last year’s Coachella as well.

For the last few years, Gomez has struggled with mental health issues among other complications, including her very public kidney transplant that was widely reported on after the fact.

Additionally, her final breakup with Justin Bieber was claimed to be one of the reasons for her mental breakdown as well, although this can’t be substantiated.

As it was previously reported, Justin and Selena briefly rekindled their romance last year, however, Bieber went on to marry Hailey Baldwin instead. Thankfully, Gomez is back in her usual condition, jamming along with the Grammy-winning rapper, Cardi B.

One year before that, in 2017, Gomez insinuated she and The Weeknd were dating, but they also broke up not long after. Regardless, this brief appearence at Coachella is likely a sign of what’s to come: either a new record or possible concert dates. As for what the duo played, Selena and Cardi B performed the track, “Taki Taki,” which they first recorded with the DJ.

Interestingly, Cardi B wasn’t supposed to even be at the festival this year, because she’s not scheduled to perform. Last year, the star took the stage despite being pregnant, so fans have been quite understanding on social media.

Around that time, Cardi B was gearing up to have her very first baby with the Migos rapper, Offset. They secretly got married and it was later revealed by the media, however, they broke up again when Offset was accused of cheating on her with multiple women.

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Solange Pulls Out of Coachella Over ‘Major Production Delays’

For those of you love muffins going to Coachella, we have some disappointing news.

Solange will no longer be performing at the festival.

The official Coachella social media accounts announced that due to major production delays she won’t be taking the stage.

Bummer. We’re sure she had something amazing planned.

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