Solange hindered by late start, technical snafus at FYF Fest

solange fyf fest 2015 photos
Photo by Wes Marsala

Solange Knowles was 20 minutes late to the Lawn stage Sunday night at FYF Fest and it took her an additional amount of time to get into the groove as she dealt with sound problems throughout the set.

At one point during her set, Solange walked off the stage before returning by saying how tough it was up there with the sound problems.

Eventually, Beyonce’s younger sister found her way – and she looked gorgeous in a red jumpsuit while doing her thing.

A highlight of the set came when she was joined on stage by Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, as well as Moses Sumney and Kings for a Nina Simone cover, “Young, Gifted & Black.”

It’s been a few years since she’s put out anything new, which made the booking a little odd. But Solange played through some favorites like “True” before wrapping things up. At one point, she ditched the bra underneath her jumpsuit to get more comfortable.

“After this stressful ass show I’m gonna get fucked up and smoke the biggest ass joint,” Solange said. “I wanna see titties boppin’ everywhere.”

Though it wasn’t perfect, Solange was able to give FYF-goers a taste of what she’s all about. Living in the shadow of someone as monstrously successful as Beyonce can be difficult, but Solange has carved out her own success for herself because she’s wildly talented.

Words: Mark E. Ortega

Photography:  Jazz Shademan and Wes Marsala

solange fyf fest 2015 photos
Photo by Jazz Shademan

solange fyf fest 2015 photos
Photo by Jazz Shademan

solange fyf fest 2015 photos
Photo by Wes Marsala

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