At 8:00 PM on the dot on Friday (April 12), BLACKPINK made their highly-anticipated US festival debut, taking the domed Sahara Stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by storm.
The crowd spilled out of the stage’s limits, stretching as far as some nearby food vendors, and the air was positively charged with excitement. In turn, BLACKPINK was ready to give their audience everything they’d been hoping for; from the very first notes of opener “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” the group proved that they were not here to mess around.
As the group welcomed everyone to their first-ever performance at the festival, Lisa told the crowd she was “excited to be here tonight,” while Jennie called it “an honor to be a part of Coachella.” Rosé also invited fans to sing along, even though it “might be hard because some of [the words] are in Korean.” Later, she exclaimed, “I can’t believe how many people have rocked out tonight. We are all so hyped up!”