World War 3 may be imminent but this queer reimagining of Coachella should take your mind off impending doom
What does Baby Yoda’s mug, Babadook, Fat Thor and Nancy Pelosi clapping all have in common? They’re all set to perform at this year’s Coachella.
In anticipation of both everyone in human existence being exhausted about Coachella by February and the impending threat of World War 3, queer folk on Twitter are scrambling to soothe the suffering of 2020 by meme-ing it into oblivion.
The line-up for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival often involves months of speculation about who will be the big name slots of the three-day festival in April.
Our bodies are officially ready for ‘Gaychella’: featuring Britney Spears and ‘Timothée Chalamet smiling’.
Held in the Riverside County city of Indio, near Palm Springs, California, the festival attracts around 500,000 people every year.
Pop posted the remixed Coachella line-up on his Instagram where it became a magnet for likes – tallying more than 8,000 – as well as an endless stream of screaming, howling and laughing.
The post later hopped to Twitter, where users continued to cackle as “the more you read it, the funnier it gets”, as explained Jack.
As long as u don’t sing fairytale of New York xx
— hbd miranda x (@jackremmington) January 3, 2020
In short, countless users were dissolving into laughter over the line-up.
The GENUINE respect placed on the headliners and the chaotic energy as the lines get smaller I love https://t.co/6guNVK5NCF
— Nic Kelly (@nicwkelly) January 3, 2020
DJ Greta Thunberg and James Charles + Tati Westbrook
— Jake (@driskll) January 3, 2020
There is no finer summary of where culture is at, than the annual Gaychella fake lineup poster
*chef's kiss* https://t.co/P3UgAtVPnD
— Alice Beverton-Podcast (@alice) January 3, 2020
But that wasn’t the end of it, after a second Coachella line-up meme went viral, too. This time featuring the celebrated likes of The L Word‘s Tina Kennard on speakerphone, JK Rowling’s opinions, a repressed childhood memory, your sleep paralysis demon, Glee star Lea Michele, a gay rat wedding and Ellen DeGeneres and a war criminal playing.
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wait wtf should i go to coachella this year pic.twitter.com/pJe5JcUj93
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) January 3, 2020
To be honest, we’re ready to empty our bank accounts, so battered by the holidays, and buy tickets to Gaychella. Especially if that means we’re too busy for those three days so can’t be drafted into war.