Outkast turns night one of Forecastle into a Player's Ball - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Outkast turns night one of Forecastle into a Player's Ball

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - With light rain falling, Andre 3000 joined comrade Big Boi on stage to reunite Outkast and headline the first night of the 2014 edition of the Forecastle Festival.

Donning a white wig, he apologized for using curse words as the duo, backed by a live band, galloped through hit after hit from their six-time Grammy-winning catalogue.

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The reunion this summer of the hip-hop force celebrates 20 years since the release of Outkast's debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, and they took fans down memory lane by performing singles and deep cuts from the 1994 release.

Even with the wet weather on Friday, fans packed Waterfront Park. Festival organizers expect to set attendance records this year.

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Earlier in the day on the main stage, Twenty One Pilots bounced around with enough energy to make even the college kids in the crowd feel a tad bit old. The melodic hip-hop-meets-alt-rock songs were punctuated by drummer Josh Dun, whose Halloween-like, mid-set wardrobe changes included body suits and alien masks.

Blues-rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. lit up the afternoon stage under an overcast sky, with laser-sharp bends and pulls on the strings, picking up where J.J. Grey & Mofro had left off just before him.

Between alternating bouts of soul and funk, Grey yelled for the crowd to, "get lucky in Kentuckyyyy."

"I have a feeling, "he said midway through the set, "this will be the best festival we've ever played."

The bands performing Saturday, looking to build on to that momentum, include Spanish Gold, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam and Jack White.

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