One of the highlights of the Vulture Festival presented by New York Magazine this past weekend was M.I.A. and Solange's Webster Hall concert last night on May 10, 2014. What at a night! The soulful Solange and the eccentric M.I.A. gave incredible performances.
The evening began with mingling and then the concert really got the party going. Solange performed tracks from "Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams." Her choreography and dance moves had everyone chanting and screaming for her. We felt like we were back on "Soul Train." As we peered down on the crowd from the second level, everyone was in a great mood and dancing. The crowd went crazy for her hit song "Losing You," which closed her set. If you haven't already heard her new song "Lost On The Way," with Chromeo check it out.
Next it was time for M.I.A. The lights went dim and the crowd prepared for the M.C. to take the stage. The screams and chants got louder and then she took to stage. She came out wearing all orange from her overalls and t-shirt to a big bomber jacket with tan sneakers. Soon she started "twerking" on stage. It was almost like a mini-rave.
M.I.A. preformed songs off her albums "Kala" "Vicki Leekx" and "Mantagi." Her hip hop, dance and reggae flavored songs filled the venue. As she sang her number one hit "Paper Planes" she brought some of the crowd on stage to dance with her, of course everyone was taking selfies and videos as she was performing. Who wouldn't? She closed the show with her hit "Bad Girls." The whole venue was shaking! What a ending. You should definitely check both of these artists out live.
On Friday, May 9 Dylan McDermott, Erykah Badu, Christiane Seidel and more attended the Vulture Festival Opening Night Party at Neuehouse. TV Host Jackie Miranne, Dave Holmes and DJ Beverly Bond also attended the event. The festival which ended today featured performances, screenings and panels with celebrities, comedians, writers and Vulture editors.
Brianna Bicking contributed reporting.