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Erykah Badu & Janelle Monae @ the Beach on Governors Island in NYC – pics & videos

photos by Chris La Putt

Erykah Badu

“Last night, the 38-year-old R&B oddity known as Erykah Badu performed on the 225-year-old New York oddity known as Governors Island. Both the artist (herself an island) and the island (itself art) brought to the show singular quirks and diva auras. The performer wore a top hat, the venue sand.” [Time Out]

“Glad we came out here. Perfect day for this outdoor performance featuring Erykah Badu and Janelle Monae. We definitely recommend Governers island for all of you folks that want to snuggle up to a little bit of earth. It’s a great escape and just a short ride on the water taxi from South Ferry. Make the trip.” [Shermani Exchange]

“Here is the deal though. Badu live is an amazing thing. She is also sort of in her own world. That can be great. Or as one person Tweeted last night, “I love Erykah, but every song doesn’t have to be the 10+ minute extra extended version, lol.” There is a problem simultaneously with the venue–you need to take a boat to Governors Island, which is just down below the tip of Manhattan, and so you are trapped there, and if it is getting kind of late for you, you can’t just sneak out, and so people were leaving in droves–and with Badu, who can roam off into five or six minutes of random effects-laden vocalizing. She took that show way down a few times. Which, since a lot of people were smoking a lot of pot, was probably pretty good for them!” [The Awl]

More pictures from the show, and a bunch of videos, below…

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Michael Jackson cover

As you can see in the above video, Eyrkah later removed her outer layers to reveal this amazing t-shirt:

Bite Me! I’m Vegan!! (by Erik)
Eyrkah Badu

And the night from above: (by Sam)
Eyrkah Badu

PREVIOUSLY: AEG Governors Island Beach concerts kick off w/ Erykah Badu (tonight) ++ N.E.R.D. & Brazilian Girls coming soon

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