INDIO Beck’s microphone was unplugged just was he was finishing his set on the final night of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
It happened as Beck was finishing “Where It’s At.” In the middle of the song, he told the crowd he was making his return to Coachella and playing on the same stage for the first time since the music festival’s inception.
“So 15 years later, and we are back for the first time, on the same stage, with the same band,” he told the crowd only a few minutes before he was cut off.
The singer-songwriter seemed to take it all in stride. After his microphone was unplugged, he continued with some dance moves. And when he tried to go back for what seemed a like a chance to thank the crowd, he couldn’t and instead waived to them.
He and his band members then came together, bowed and got in a group hug as crew members began clearing the stage.
The audience at first seemed confused and then clapped and cheered them on as they exited the stage, still in their group hug.
Earlier in the show, before launching into a harmonica solo, he told the audience, “This Coachella seemed like a good idea.”