Grammy winning duo Outkast wows crowd, exceeds expectations

Probably one of the most anticipated groups attending Austin City Limits is the Grammy winning duo Outkast. Expectations for them were extremely high since the announcement they would be one of the festival’s headliners; they exceeded those expectations.

Performing at ACL marked Outkast’s return to the dirty south.

Andre 3000 and Big Boi are extremely dynamic as a duo. Andre brings the funk, and Big Boi provides the gritty street rap. This is evident from their performance.

Performing 20 songs for nearly two hours, Andre 3000 and Big Boi satisfied the crowd with a mix of old and new school songs. However, the question that you’re probably asking yourself as you read is, “Did they perform ‘Hey Ya?'”

Of course, they did and despite the song’s age the audience enjoyed it as if it had just been released. Outkast performing “Hey Ya” live is even more electrifying than listening to it on the radio.

Outkast’s catalog of songs contains countless hits and if you name a song they performed it.

Experiencing Outkast live is not just about their music, it’s about their huge personalities and unpredictable antics between songs. At one point, Andre 3000 teased the spotlight operator about his job. He asked the operator of had fallen asleep and to blink once as a sign to tell him if he was alright. There were other moments where Andre 3000 and Big Boi teased, talked and told the audience what to do, but far too many must be experienced live.

Watching Outkast perform live is an experience that cannot be missed. Watch them on Friday at 8:15 p.m. on the Honda stage.

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