It's a wrap for the first weekend of the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. In its 19th year, the festival did not disappoint.
A pregnant Cardi B turned up the heat on stage with G-Eazy, Chance the Rapper and Kehlani. The Weeknd cooled things down with an emotional performance of his newly released EP "Call Out My Name." Her majesty queen Beyoncé stormed the desert with Jay Z and reunited Destiny's Child, electrifying social media to forever brand this year as #BEYchella.
Here are 8 things you might have missed from Coachella's opening weekend:
1. DJ Whethan brought 'Yodeling Kid' to perform on stage
In what was probably one of the first viral Coachella moments to pop this season, DJ and producer Whethan turned a meme into reality. He invited Mason Ramsey, aka the "Walmart Yodeling Kid," to Coachella for a solo performance that shook the crowd.
supposed to be playing his school talent show but took him to coachella instead pic.twitter.com/NU99eBfXbp— Whethan (@whethanmusic) April 13, 2018
How did he do, you ask? The performance has so far been viewed nearly 6 million times in this video:
Festival-goers first spotted young Mason warming up his vocals on the plane in a tweet that was posted earlier that day.
my friends on a plane to Coachella with the yodel kid pic.twitter.com/7a5Ahf5cdk— goth pretzel (@presleynardella) April 13, 2018
2. Kygo "Stole the Show" with Jamie Foxx
He also shared the stage with Ryan Tedder and Rita Ora on day one of the festival.
3. Alison Wonderland gleamed with electric class
Playing her electric cello and singing live, it was a dream for her to perform under the Sahara tent this year with her dad watching from the crowd.
4. The "Finest Hour" belonged to Cash Cash
A surreal experience for the three brothers from New Jersey, who espouse that dance music is always about living in the moment. They made their Coachella debut, where they performed their hot new single "Finest Hour" for the first time live. The song dropped online the day before the music festival.
5. Nick Viall came for Bey
The former "Bachelor" star was seemingly ready for #BEYchella before anyone else.
6. Rain or shine for Petit Biscuit
The 18-year-old French music prodigy and Coachella freshman performed music from his first full-length album, which dropped in November.
"From Rouen to Coachella," rain or shine, he tweeted:
From Rouen to Coachella ????— PETIT BISCUIT (@PetitBiscuit) April 14, 2018
7. 50 Cent and Eminem shared a backstage moment
8. ODESZA elevated the night
It was their first time back at the festival since 2015, and it was their first time taking to the main stage. Their hourlong set can best be described as an immersive and trademark cinematic experience.
Their performance was complete with 420 drones that flew in a coordinated animation in sync with their music and with over 4 billion colors.