More than six years after his last live performance, singer Frank Ocean capped off Coachella’s first weekend as a headliner, but the much-anticipated show disappointed many fans.
Fans were already nervous as of YouTube announced That a rare performance is not streamed, even though it was previously announced.
“Frank Ocean @coachella and @YouTube, you better count your days,” warned a disgruntled fan.
The 35-year-old turned up on stage at a music festival in Indio, California, nearly an hour late, causing his scheduled two-hour performance to end abruptly due to curfew restrictions, further frustrating fans.
Ocean’s performance comes three years after being billed to headline Coachella for the first time in 2020. The show was postponed as the pandemic claimed millions of lives and brought the event industry to a halt. Coachella, headlined by Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Swedish House Mafia x The Weeknd, won’t return until 2022. 2020 was also the year Ocean lost his 18-year-old brother Ryan Blow. died in a car accident.
On Sunday, the reluctant superstar paused the show to thank his late brother for a touching moment with the audience, telling him his life has changed “so much.”
“My brother and I used to come to this festival,” he said, recalling memories of braving the desert with his brother’s encouragement to meet Ray Sreimard.
“I know he was so excited to be here with all of us.