Coming into the evening, there were rumors of Kanye West, Alicia Keys, and even Dr. Dre. But, by the time it was all said and done, Coachella’s Friday headliner (and future SNL musical guest) wow’ed the at-capacity audience with a surprise few thought was remotely ever possible.
After making his way through a set heavy in hits and Yeasayer shoutouts, Jay-Z brought Beyonce, his wife, on stage to perform a rendition of Blueprint 3‘s “Forever Young”. For a couple that rarely admits that they are actually a couple, the vibe was one of excitement — Hova looked giddy as a school boy when introducing the audience to this rare opportunity. Yet, once the samples of Alphaville’s “Forever Young” rang aloud, both quickly got serious and soon offered a performance that, as you can see below, was nothing less than fantastic. Then again, what else would you have expected?
In other news, I really envy the talents of their future child.