Kacey Musgraves Tried To Get The Coachella Crowd To Do A Basic Call And Response, And They Failed Epically

In case you’ve been off the internet and unable to be bombarded by all the social media posts, it’s Coachella time!

The music! The revelry! The failed attempts at engaging a crowd who is mostly there to make Instagram posts!

At least, that’s how it went down for Grammy-winning country star Kacey Musgraves, who made her Coachella debut as one of the headliners in yesterday’s line-up.

By all accounts it was one hell of a performance, during which Musgraves was emphatic about “the importance of being together and alive, and forgetting about the outside world, albeit for 50 minutes,” as the Desert Sun put it.

So fittingly, Musgraves decided to try to bring some honky tonk to the desert, leading the crowd in a chant of “Yee haw.”

“Let’s see if Cali can bring the cowboy to me,” she exclaimed to the crowd, before instructing them:

“When I say ‘yee’, you say ‘haw’!”

And people were here for it!

Buuuuut it didn’t quiiiiite go as planned… It started out strong!

But then… well…

The wheels came RIGHT off when the audience couldn’t follow basic instructions!

She didn’t say fu*kin yee, you guys!

Naturally, people on the internet were SHOOK by this faceplant.


Confusion and controversy soon erupted over whose fault this was, and what Musgraves’ words meant!

Because, let’s be real: per her instructions, we all expected a “Yee!” from Kacey but instead she pushed her mic toward the crowd.

Was Kacey trolling‽

Also, Kacey is a vocal proponent of pot so… was the devil’s lettuce involved here‽

Was this all Kacey Musgraves‘ faceplant because she was on the drugs‽‽

Was she scolding HERSELF when she yelled, “I didn’t say fuc*in yee”‽‽


Actually don’t because he’d just be like, “There’s lots of evidence but can we ever really know? No and here’s 4,978 pages why not.”

We may never know for sure, but regardless, people were endlessly entertained, and there was certainly no lack of love for the country queen.

One thing is for sure, whether you faceplant your crowd interaction or not: when your performance becomes the subject of a meme it was an unequivocal success.

Yee haw, Kacey, you nailed it!