Hours before the the show fans gathered to see Outkast perform at the Best Buy theater on Wednesday. The Atlanta duo was recruited by Microsoft to take the stage as part of an Advertising Week event. Despite the intentional lack of publicity surrounding the show,word got out and fans turned up in numbers to get a chance to see the ATLiens. Fresh off their homecoming show in Atlanta, and accompanied by a full band, Outkast came ready to work.
The event featured an open bar and photo-booths a long with promotional swag from sponsors, but as soon as the music started, all eyes were looking toward the stage in anticipation. After Chuck Inglish warmed up the crowd with a handful of songs, Outkast took the stage and didn’t look back. Coming out the gate with the upbeat hit, Bombs Over Baghdad, Andre and Big Boi, never let the energy level decrease. The duo is celebrating 20 years since the release of their historic Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik album. Making sure to get all their hits into the set, the audience was treated to an intimate performance of favorites like Ms. Jackson and Roses.
The duo made sure that each MC got some time on stage alone, going through tracks off of their solo albums The Love Below, and Speakerboxxx respectively. Long time Outkast collaborator,Sleepy Brown, was brought out to assist with several songs. The set ended with The Whole World, as the ever-eccentric, Andre tossed his mic down and rolled off the stage, while Big Boi finished song.