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How The Internet Reacted To OutKast’s First Show In A Decade

The greatest show on earth is back. Here’s how the first of the legendary duo’s 40-plus festival dates went down.

1. OutKast reunited at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California on Friday, April 12, for a career-spanning set of 27 songs that lasted almost two hours.

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Andre 3000 wore seersucker overalls and a fitted cap emblazoned with the Mexican flag; Big Boi wore a patchwork version of his usual stage uniform. Sleepy Brown, Janelle Monae, and Future appeared as guests.

2. They spent some of the show inside a transparent cube, onto which videos were projected.

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The box was kind of like a porous version of Kanye’s Yeezus tour masks, which he has called “a place where you can express yourself to your audience, to everyone, without being judged, without having to live up to whatever you represent.”

For the first portion of the set, there was a kitchen table set up inside the box, which Big Boi said represented the table that he and Dre would walk around while writing their first raps together, “back before the days of the Cadillac.” Later, during Big Boi’s solo set, there was a taxidermy polar bear on stage.

3. Update — April 12, 1:11 p.m. ET: Watch the full set.

4. Andre 3000 had sound issues throughout the show.

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“Please turn me up,” he said several times. Just as politely, he later apologized to the crowd, saying, “I’m sorry, y’all, I blew my throat out.”

“Do we have any lovers in the house?” Andre asked as his solo set began. “I know we got some haters. Y’all stick out real strong.”

11. At the end of the show, Andre 3000 scream-sang the first verse of “Hey Ya” with his back to the audience.

“I really appreciate y’all coming out. I know it’s kinda weird, 20 years later and shit,” he said after finishing the song.

20. Here’s Friday’s 27-song setlist:

OutKast:
1. “B.O.B”
2. “Gasoline Dreams”
3. “ATLiens”
4. “Skew It On The Bar-B”
5. “Rosa Parks”
6. “Da Art Of Storytelling (Part 1)”
7. “Aquemini”
8. “Spottieottiedopaliscious” feat. Sleepy Brown

Big Boi:
9. “Bowtie” feat. Sleepy Brown
10. “Shutterbug”
11. “GhettoMusick”
12. “Tightrope”feat. Janelle Monae
13. “Kryptonite”

Andre 3000:
14. “Vibrate”
15. “She Lives In My Lap”
16. “Prototype”
17. “Behold A Lady”
18. “Roses”

Future:
19. “Same Damn Time”
20. “Ain’t No Way Around It”
21. “Benz Friendz (Whatchutola)” feat. Andre 3000

OutKast:
22. “Claimin True”
23. “Elevators”
24. “Ms. Jackson”
25. “So Fresh, So Clean”
26. “The Way You Move”
27. “Hey Ya”

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