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Frank Ocean Brings ‘Blonde’ and Brad Pitt to FYF Fest

Anticipation was running high as Frank Ocean capped off Day 2 of FYF Fest in Los Angeles on Saturday (July 22). For his first performance in the U.S. in three years, the reclusive crooner didn’t disappoint, delivering a captivating cinematic experience—complete with Brad Pitt cameo—to a sold-out crowd at Exposition Park.

Wearing an “Instant Karma” Nike T-shirt, sequined pink and green Converse sneakers, and isolation headphones, Ocean took the stage at 11:15 p.m. in a recording studio setup, surrounded by his band members. Director Spike Jonze filmed the performance, which was broadcast in a vintage lo-fi style on the giant screens.

With a disco ball perched above the stage, the Grammy winner opened with “Solo” off last year’s acclaimed Blonde before performing a trio of tracks from Blonded Radio—”Chanel,” “Lens,” and “Biking.” He also touched on his Endless visual album with “Comme des Garçons.”

In addition to Ocean, Day 2 of FYF Fest featured performances from Erykah Badu and A Tribe Called Quest in their final Los Angeles show. Day 3 continues today with Solange, Run the Jewels, Kehlani, 6LACK, and Nine Inch Nails.