Both festivalgoers and fans at home were shook when Destiny’s Child reunited on stage for Beyoncé’s historical performances at Coachella. Though Michelle Williams, one-third of the successful R&B group, was in on the surprise for Beyoncé’s two-hour set, she didn’t expect the theatrical, show-stopping display that rightfully earned the moniker Beychella.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the 37-year-old, newly-engaged singer thought Beyoncé’s comeback performance would be fun and simple. Williams soon discovered that this would not be the case after she saw the giant pyramid set.
“Initially I was like, ‘Bey, just go out there and have fun— people are gonna be so excited to see you,’” Williams told the Los Angeles Times. “And then I walked into rehearsal for the first time and saw this big old pyramid and that it was gonna be filled to the brim with humans.”
Concerning the elaborate set design, Williams remembered asking, “What in the bejesus is this?”
“She can never do anything that we would think is normal, and this is what’s fun for her,” said Williams.
After performing a medley of Destiny’s Child hits for both weekends, including “Lose My Breath,” “Soldier” and “Say My Name,” Williams left the stage wondering just where that massive pyramid would end up.
She recalled asking former bandmate Beyoncé, “’Are the twins gonna play on it one day? Is it gonna be their swing set?’”