On Saturday night, Beyoncé took the main stage at the music festival in Indio, California to perform her long-anticipated set.
The singer - whose set marked the first time a black woman has headlined the California festival - was a trending topic nearly immediately, sparking hundreds of thousands of tweets declaring the festival #Beychella. At one point, the singer payed homage to Fela Kuti as her band ran through a pulsating rendition of the afrobeat legend's 1976 classic "Zombie".
Director Ava DuVernay was the first to share her appreciation for the Single Ladies singer - flocking to Twitter to share a clip of the 36-year-old mid-performance.
"There has been a reshuffling of the order now, meaning that there's a new top three performers of all time at Coachella".
She kicked off her headlining set, which she was forced to cancel a year ago when she fell pregnant, by marching along a catwalk set up in the crowd, dressed as an Egyptian queen and accompanied by nine dancers dressed in Tutankhamun bodysuits.
The trio sang a few of their hits including: Lose My Breath, Soldier, and Say My Name. Beyoncé wore sultry black patent leather thigh-highs for two performances while a pair of PVC ankle booties completed another ensemble, but one red-bottomed Christian Louboutin style stole the show.
As Beyoncé finished her set Saturday, she told the audience, "I'm so happy that I am here. I hope y'all enjoyed the show, we worked very hard".