5 Highlights from BLACKPINK at Coachella 2023
K-pop superstars BLackpink are the first Asian and all-female group to open on April 15.
The group was delayed due to a technical problem, but managed to set the stage and the hearts of the fans on fire.
“I think it left a mark on our hearts,” Rosé told the crowd as the band returned to headlining.
“It reminded us of the passion to play for you all, so I have to say it’s a dream come true for us to headline one of the biggest festivals in the world. »
That passion was fully on display as the girl group once again rose to prominence, leaving no doubt as to why they deserve such a prestigious spot. Here are the five highlights from her set.
- Le premier « BLACKPINK NEAR YOU »
The group’s signature phrase was sung very quickly and repeatedly.
The slogan is chanted several times during the performance, each time shouted passionately by the crowd. The first time he appears – during “Kill This Love” – it’s deafening; a real arrival signal of the group on stage that causes goosebumps.
- The solo passages
All of the girls had a chance to fly the flag solo during their Coachella performance, and each stood out in their own way.
Jennie took first place with her unreleased song You & Me, which was a highlight of the other dates on the tour.
Immediately following her, Jisoo performed her most recent solo single, “Flower,” which hypnotized Coachella with its mesmerizing melodies.
Then Rosé begins her section with a snippet of the haunting acoustic song “Gone” before picking herself up and beginning the more upbeat “On The Ground.”
Finally, Lisa ends up pole dancing at the back of the stage before kicking off with an explicit version of her single “Money”.
- Lovesick Girls
The girl group impressed with their full set, but their 2020 single “Lovesick Girls” might top it all.
It’s a powerful declaration of independence, euphoric in both its message and its sparkling, bright pop tunes, rousing the entire crowd like a dazed mass.
- The girls radiated an incredible aura
The last time they performed at Coachella was in 2019. This time they headlined, enough to put pressure on any artist.
However, they showed no signs of nervousness. Instead, the four women step onto the stage as if they own it and deliver perhaps the most confident performance of their lives.
- They brought Korea with them
One of the biggest parts of the set was actually influenced by Korean culture, as netizens noticed they used a dancheong for the stage.
Dancheong is a traditional Korean decorative coloring on wooden buildings and artifacts for styling purposes. In form and detail, BLACKPINK’s stage seemed to perfectly replicate the design one would see in important locations such as palaces or temples.
The members also wore outfits inspired by traditional Korean outfits, hanbok.
In general, everything breathed Korea and made netizens proud.
It was an outstanding performance from the girls that will be remembered forever.