Solange Headlined YouTube Coppertank During SXSW 2017 And It Was Worth The Five Hour Wait
You can only imagine the reaction of Solange fans when it was announced last minute that she would be performing at YouTube Coppertank during this year's South by Southwest® (SXSW®) music festival. If you have ever been to North America's largest tech, interactive, film and music festival, you know how many people are competing to experience their favorite sessions and acts, especially during the music days. When I found out that Solange would be headlining a music event, I figured that it would take a lot of dedication to see her...and I was right.
Solange Stans waited in line over five hours with hopes to be in the same presence of the A Seat At The Table artist. The line was so long that pizza was actually delivered! You want to talk about dedication?
YouTube returned to the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) music festival this year, hosting a three-day showcase at Coppertank (504 Trinity St, Austin, TX), that included some of the biggest names in music alongside the most buzzworthy emerging artists at SXSW. The first day of music began with a performance by James Hersey, followed by electric sets from Earthgang, JAIN, and Aminé. The night concluded with a SXSW-exclusive performance from Solange, who absolutely rocked her set.
The day before the perfomance, Saint Records posted a video of Solange practicing dance moves for the set on their Instagram stories.
For the performance, everyone on stage, from the backup signers to the full set band, wore blue that illuminated and complemented the blue stage lights. The 30-year old singer sang fan favorites including Cranes in The Sky and Don't Touch My Hair while also bringing back some classics for the real fans, including T.O.N.Y. and Some Things Never Seem to Fucking Work.
Behind the scenes, Solange received a Gold Play Button from YouTube for passing 1,000,000 subscribers. This is such a win not only for Solange, but for all of the quirky, Black women out there. Glow up, Queen!
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