The music festivities are mostly just getting underway at the Austin extravaganza known as South by Southwest, but Jay-Z kicked things off last night with an hourlong set that was livestreamed simultaneously by American Express. Thanks to the magic of the internet, this means that the entire concert — with fancy camera angles and awkward audience close-ups (all-access lanyards: very hip in Austin) — is now available for your viewing pleasure! No, Blue Ivy wasn’t there, but Jay did perform “Glory” and gave a pretty adorable shout-out to “the parents.” Below is part one:
And here is part two. It’s almost like being at Carnegie Hall. Minus the tuxes.