Outkast's Do-Over Recaptures the Spirit of '99
Much like Wild Thing Vaughn recapturing himself at the end of Major League II, this was the Andre that dazzled Coachella, while Big Boi was his usual steady self. From the beginning of "B.O.B.," the energy that was lacking the week before was definitely present. Both seemed happy to be onstage, together, and fed off each other's energy. Instead of being frustrated by the sound problems of a week ago, everything was ironed out. That goes for "Ms. Jackson," which was cut by a sound problem last week, and even "Skew It on the Bar-B," which sounded solid sans the Chef.
So maybe the sky isn't falling for Outkast and the hyped reunion just fell victim to a false start. Is this version of Outkast better than the one of a decade ago? Probably not. But at least the two performers took steps necessary to remind people why they were so important to begin with.
RFT MUSIC'S GREATEST HITS
The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Promo Photos Ever
This Incredible Make-A-Wish Teenager Went to the Gathering of the Juggalos, Got a Lap Dance (NSFW)
Crotching Whiskey at the Justin Bieber Concert and Getting Thrown Out: A Review
The Top Ten Ways to Piss Off Your Bartender at a Music Venue