Kanye West's XG Austin birthday set
Saturday night, on the eve of his 37th birthday, rap superstar Kanye West performed to a sold-out audience at X Games Austin. Wearing his now-trademark full-face Martin Margiela mask, a signature from the Yeezus tour, West began his set by launching into "Black Skinhead" which prompted an immediate eruption of glowing cell phone cameras trying to capture the once in a lifetime moment.
Shrouded in the shadows and fog set against an extensive light and visual show, West commanded the stage and the audience's attention from atop a mountain on stage. He went on to perform an explosive set that included new tracks from last summer's Yeezus album, including "Blood on the Leaves" and "Bound 2" as well as classic hits like "Gold Digger," "Clique" and "Power."
Last night's show was West's first since his wedding to reality star Kim Kardashian, who was also in attendance, playfully snapping photos with Tony Hawk in the VIP section.