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‘Plz forgive me’: Grimes apologizes for chaotic set at Coachella riddled with technical issues

'Grimes living every DJ's worst nightmare at Coachella.'


Allie Hayes

Pop Culture

Posted on Apr 15, 2024

Coachella 2024 is officially upon us, with Weekend One over and Weekend Two on the horizon for this coming weekend, April 19 through April 22.

As with every year, there’s been countless celebrity-sightings in the audience (Hi Tay-Tay and Travis!) and surprise guest performances on-stage, and also…some not-so-fun errors and mayhem.

Enter, Grimes.

Grimes took the stage on Saturday and the set was—let’s go with “chaotic.” During the second half of the performance, there appeared to be some sort of technical malfunction with the DJ booth, which caused the artist to scream out multiple times in frustration while attempting to get the performance back on track.

Grimes has since issued an apology for the malfunctions, writing on X that the strange set was indeed the result of a software error with the equipment, and that, “the big lesson for me was a mix of 1 if u want it done right, do it yrself, 2 be a c*** even if ppl feel bad 3 probably pretend it’s fine and engage w the crowd rather than spend a whole show slumped over the desk trying to fix software when ur meant to be entertaining.”

The artist then went on to promise that their upcoming repeat set for Weekend Two will be “flawless” as “everything will run thru my hands.”

She then ended the tweet by writing, “Plz forgive me! Love, always 🤍”

Many of Grimes’s fans were quick to support the artist, hopping on the tweet to let her know she was, indeed, forgiven:

And, needless to say, outside of her immediate fanbase there were plenty of hilarious reactions to the odd set online, with fans taking to X to share their funniest thoughts:

Only time will tell how the set will go this upcoming weekend, but best of luck to Grimes!

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*First Published: Apr 15, 2024, 1:10 pm CDT