We’re wishing Godspeed to all of the Frank Ocean followers.
On Sunday night time, the artist carried out dwell at Coachella — three years after he was initially set to headline the pageant in 2020, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It additionally marked his first efficiency in six years after his final present at Finland’s Circulation Competition in 2017. For sure, his return to the stage was HIGHLY anticipated… and let’s simply say he saved that anticipation constructing.
As festival-goers and followers watching from residence each knew, the Pyramids singer was scheduled to take the Coachella stage at 10:05 p.m. Sunday night time. Within the days main as much as the live performance, official accounts reported his set can be out there to look at by way of a YouTube livestream. Nonetheless, issues didn’t go as deliberate. The primary indication of the day that one thing was amiss was when the official Twitter account for the video-sharing web site took to the app to announce that Frank’s set would truly NOT be included of their livestream — simply three hours earlier than he was set to carry out!!
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YouTube didn’t even supply a lot of an evidence. Take a look at their announcement:
Frank Ocean shouldn’t be scheduled to look on the Coachella livestream. The present schedule is within the description → https://t.co/oweGcgaTZs
— YouTube (@YouTube) April 17, 2023
This, after all, despatched followers right into a frenzy, particularly after it was confirmed that there can be no Frank merchandise out there for buy on the music pageant. Viewers watching from residence took to the chook app to share their disappointment:
me if coachella doesn’t livestream frank ocean tonight pic.twitter.com/cyt2w3H6ho
— ur mother (@notauntblazer) April 17, 2023
frank ocean’s efficiency isn’t gonna be livestreamed anymore pic.twitter.com/38yLH8Gru4
— karina (@thekarinadiaz) April 17, 2023
“frank oceans set shouldn’t be going to be livestream-“ pic.twitter.com/vVQVvzh6vD
— kylee | stream harrys home | (@spicythebread) April 17, 2023
Frank Oceans set not being dwell streamed has been the worst factor to occur all yr pic.twitter.com/a75N0StFBI
— b???? (@stupidth0ts) April 17, 2023
wdym frank oceans coachella set gained’t be livestreamed…pic.twitter.com/qGdtNUmuGp
— venus???? (@gyuprntt) April 17, 2023
“I hate u frank ocean” I whisper to myself as I’m watching his set on someones laggy ass TikTok dwell pic.twitter.com/5NU0WIQU4t
— sean ☻ (@ssheeounee) April 17, 2023
Me multitasking and switching from TikTok to Instagram looking for a very good frank ocean dwell:pic.twitter.com/QtECBc7X29
— COACHELLA YOU WILL CRUMBLE (@krostyburguerr) April 17, 2023
As a result of there can be no official footage, residence viewers scrambled to search out any livestreams out there from Instagram and TikTok customers within the viewers. Nonetheless, when 10:05 struck the clock, there have been crickets. The Thinkin Bout You singer did NOT rush out onto the stage to start belting his best hits — as a substitute, excited followers had been left questioning what the maintain up was. Thirty minutes later (!!), there was STILL no signal of the Novacane artist, and viewers started to fret:
“bruh frank ocean nonetheless hasn’t got here on lmao he hate us”
“30+ minutes since frank ocean was suppose to carry out there isn’t a god”
“frank ocean not streaming and being extraordinarily late is probably the most frank ocean factor he may do.”
“frank ocean is half-hour late to coachella. however he’s frank ocean so ailing wait”
His followers are clearly loyal!
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Lastly, one complete hour after he was initially scheduled to take the stage, the 35-year-old started his efficiency, with each acquainted and new renditions of his traditional hits like White Ferrari, Solo, Self Management, Unhealthy Faith, Nights, and extra. That stated, per TMZ eyewitnesses, some followers felt like he placed on a lackluster efficiency, full with a dimly lit stage and low-hanging lighting that always blocked him from the view of the viewers. He additionally apparently didn’t sing at instances, permitting pre-recorded vocals to do the work for him. Take a hear to at least one efficiency (beneath):
New association of “White Ferrari” at Coachella pic.twitter.com/7v05qihhHJ
— Complicated Music (@ComplexMusic) April 17, 2023
The musician additionally teased a “new album” throughout a brief speech halfway via his efficiency, saying:
“It’s been so lengthy. However I’ve missed you. I need to speak about why I’m right here, as a result of it’s not due to the brand new album, it’s as a result of — not that there’s not a brand new album.”
The Misplaced hitmaker went on to take a second to share a tribute to his late brother, Ryan Breaux, who tragically died at simply 18 years previous in 2020, by remembering the great instances the 2 shared on the pageant in years previous. Hear the emotional speech (beneath):
Frank Ocean’s speech at Coachella pic.twitter.com/EicOARTvzy
— Complicated Music (@ComplexMusic) April 17, 2023
Sadly, the set, which was scheduled to be two full hours, ended early as a result of pageant’s “curfew.” It’s unclear why he was so late within the first place and why the livestream was canceled. Nonetheless, contemplating the artist’s reluctance to be within the public eye in any respect, we’ll take what we are able to get. And we’ll proceed to attend patiently on that subsequent album!
Ideas, Perezcious readers? Did YOU get to see any of his dwell performances? Share all of your ideas within the feedback down beneath!
[Image via Mats Andersson/WENN]
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