Big Boi @ Forecastle 7.12.13
July 15th, 2013 by Matt
Shortly after Animal Collective cancelled their appearance at Forecastle due to illness, Big Boi took the stage on crutches and put on one of the best shows I’ve seen all year.
At this point in his career Big Boi is a living legend. Nothing drove that point home quicker than the fact that he could command the stage so easily from a seat in the middle of the stage. Granted, his seat was a huge throne, but he used it to prove his ability to do a great show without full mobility where it easily could have led to a lazy performance from a less talented rapper.
While I think we can all agree that a reformed and touring Outkast would be one of the best things that could happen out of all possible events that could happen, Big Boi is doing a great job entertaining the world until that day comes. With his show you get classic Outkast hits that very nearly span their entire catalog and his recent songs from his two solo albums. It’s crazy that he played so early in the day when at any moment he could play “Bombs Over Baghdad” or “Rosa Parks.” Has anyone else at Forecastle written a song even half as good as “Bombs Over Baghdad?” Maybe Jim James, but that’s just because I love me some My Morning Jacket. But certainly not anyone else. Big Boi’s an amazing performer with the songs to back it up.