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CounterPoint 2014: Outkast concert thrills as Big Boi and Andre 3000 return to Georgia stage

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Big Boi, left, and Andre 3000 of Outkast perform at Counterpoint 2014 Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Rome, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

Branden Camp

Plenty of people might have expected the heavens to open and the ground to shake when Outkast finally made its long-anticipated return to Georgia.

But who knew it be so literal?

It took until 11:35 p.m. Sunday night for it to finally happen, but when Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and André “3000” Benjamin stepped onto the stage at CounterPoint Music Festival, all of the recent aggravations – the two-hour rain delay from earlier in the evening, the molasses-paced crawl of traffic into the parking area at Kingston Downs, the technical snafus that delayed the duo’s start time another 30 minutes – dissipated with the frenetic blast of “B.O.B.”

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