#MixxLive: Outkast @ Forecastle

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We danced in the rain and didn’t get wet. Thats how cool Outkast’s Forecastle performance was. What seemed like an extra long intermission because of Action Bronson’s late cancellation, antsy festival goers lingered between stages as night fell. A light, consistent drizzle arrived, but all fears were put to rest as soon as Big Boi’s familiar baritone graced the mic. The crowd was more than ready for the night’s headliner and we received everything that was asked, a performance of a lifetime.

I’ve always considered myself a fan of Outkast, but even I was amazed at the dept of the catalog. I kept catching myself thinking “Oh yeah, I love this song, how could I forget?” several times during the set. From beginning to end Outkast performed nothing but hits, spanning from Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik to Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. The live band, great back up singers and hologram projections came together like magic. No matter, how many albums you own, how many lyrics you know, your Outkast experience isn’t complete until you see them live.

Andre 3000 was in classic form, wearing a platinum blonde wig and “Obviously, Obvious”  jumpsuit as he danced all over stage. Big Boi was not to be outdone, wearing a chain that blinded the crowd everytime he hit his infamous two-step. Their buddy-buddy stage antics aren’t comparative, they are the best. Their friendship and bond is projected through their performance. Song after song they became more relatable, and more loveable, if that is even possible. And oh, did I mention that they brought out Sleepy Brown?

Only Outkast can outdo Outkast so I doubt I’ll see a better live performance until I see them again. If you have a chance to catch them this summer DO! This might be your last chance to see the greatest southern hip hop duo of all time. To hold you over, check out the photos and video below.



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