Beyoncé’s second Coachella show will be a strictly in-person affair.
Bad news for those of you who wanted a second serving of Beyoncé this weekend, as a YouTube spokesperson has confirmed that her second headlining performance at Coachella will not be available to be streamed online.
Beyoncé’s first performance shocked and impressed the world, breaking YouTube streaming records and propelling her latest album, Lemonade, back into the number one spot on the iTunes Global Charts. The performance featured several surprises, including a special appearance from Jay Z and a Destiny’s Child reunion.
Now, before the pitchforks come out, this isn’t Beyoncé’s fault or even something specifically affecting her. According to Billboard, the live-streaming deal only applied for the first week of shows, meaning that no sets from the upcoming second week of Coachella will be streamed either. Fans of The Weeknd or Cardi B have an equal right to get upset about this news.
Even worse for Beyoncé fans, however, is that the second show was planned to be different than the first. One of Beyoncé’s numerous back-up dancers, Jo’Artis Mijo Ratti, confirmed with Variety that changes were being planned for the upcoming performance. “Yeah, we’re switching up a couple things, so there could still be a wow factor,” said Ratti.
If there’s any good in this world, an enterprising Beyoncé fan will be willing to live stream the performance themselves for the entire Beyhive to watch. Those of us who will not be attending Coachella Weekend 2 will simply have to settle for re-watching her first performance until we’re satisfied.