It’s been almost two weeks since Janelle Monae put on one of the finest shows I have seen this, or any, year.
That I am writing about her tour de force at Voodoo Music Festival in NOLA almost two weeks later seems appropriate, or at the very least ironic. After all, Monae and her band took the stage more than 45 minutes after they were slotted to begin.
Make ‘em wait. It’s the creedo of Kenny Powers in Season 2 of HBO comedy series Eastbound and Down. I wouldn’t be surprised if Monae and her band hadn’t borrowed it. They soundchecked and soundchecked and soundchecked some more.
But the restlessness I felt during the delay washed away when Monae took the stage.