If you finished Beyoncés Homecoming needing to know who the Coachella audience member was who caught the performers sweat towel, you are not alone. We too have spent the Homecoming aftermath, jaw agape, feverishly scouring the Internet in hopes of identifying the electric fans and performers who managed to do the impossible—pull focus, however briefly, from Gods most perfect creation. Ahead, in an act of public service/Beyoncé sleuthing, the Homecoming scene stealers:
Chanelle Diorr, the Fan Who Caught Beyoncés Sweat Towel
On Wednesday, shortly after Twitter users began applauding Homecomings single greatest reaction shot, and wondering who that mythical creature was wearing a “Hot Sauce in My Bag” T-shirt, the Dallas, Texas-based Chanelle Diorr identified himself on Twitter.
“Yes Im the guy that caught the Beyoncé sweat towel and went CRAZY ,” Diorr wrote. He also attached evidence—photos of himself clutching the Beychella sweat towel, which he, true fan that he is, apparently did not sell on eBay.
Diorr identifies himself as a drag-queen-for-hire on Instagram, but the Internet has promoted him to “hero” for his lightening-fast reflexes and Beyoncé-appropriate zeal.
Sydney Hardeman, the Girl Caught Staring at Beyoncé in Awed Disbelief
Another awards-worthy reaction to Beyoncés Coachella spectacular came courtesy of Hardeman, a 19-year-old from Dallas, Texas who has been a hardcore Bey fan since the age of 13. Hardeman has already spoken to Buzzfeed about her cameo, saying it was not particularly a surprise.
“I was expecting to see myself because I remember the cameraman being in my face the whole time,” Hardeman said. “But I was so happy to be shown because it means Beyoncé knows my face exists.”
Hardeman was reacting to Beys most miraculous costume change—after the performer disappeared from stage wearing full metallic queen regalia and headdress, only to reappear seconds later in a sweatshirt and jean shorts. Allowing the audience to process this magical transformation, Bey stood still and majestic, at the top of a pyramid of risers, looking out over her thousands of desert admirers.
Last year, after seeing Beyoncé perform live from the front row, Hardeman already proclaimed herself “living my best life.” On Twitter, she wrote that her position gave her prime access to Beys V.I.P. fan club as well. “Thank you Tina Knowles-Lawson for talking to me. Thank you @rihanna for looking at me. Thank you @chloexhalle for waving at me. Wow Im living my best life,” she wrote.
But her fandom does not end there. A classmate took to Twitter to vouch for Hardemans Bey-legiance. “I just want everyone to know this girl got half our team to take a “Beyoncé class” this year,” wrote Hardemans friend on Twitter, adding that Hardeman “legit made PowerPoint lessons on every album [with] tests. . . nobody deserves to be featured in her documentary more than [her].”
Amari and Jore Marshall, the Sisters Who Danced Alongside Beyoncé During “Baby Boy”
Shortly after Beychella last year, several Internet outlets praised Beyoncé for showcasing plus-size dancers. And the Jacksonville, Florida-raised sisters—who did not know what show they were auditioning for in Los Angeles—spoke to The Fader about the positive feedback they received.
“So many people have been writing to us about how inspired they are,” said Jore. “They never thought curvy girls could be doing that with Beyoncé and have such a moment like that.” Added Amari, “Bigger girls really dont get that much shine. So for her to include all shapes and sizes, you know that she had no problem with it. She picked all of us. It was just like, O.K. like she knows, and shes been knew, but shes about to really let it be known now that she's team body all the way.”
Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, Les Twins
Two of the only performers to get name checks from Beyoncé onstage, Laurent and Larry Bourgeois are French, self-taught dancers. After making their French breakthrough in 2008, on Incroyable Talent, the identical twins won 2017s season of the Jennifer Lopez-produced series World of Dance. Theyve been performing with Beyoncé for years, traveling with her on both “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” and her and Read More – Source