A lot has been said about Lauryn Hill’s performance at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2012 recently with reports of fans being so disappointed that many walked out during her set.
Well i found some amateur footage for you from her performance and you can judge for yourself.
Not sure if that’s just the kak quality of the recording or if that’s what she actually sounded like on stage. If it’s the latter then i don’t blame folks for walking out.
Were you there? Is that what it sounded like?
There were definitely sound issues and Cape Town Jazz Festival officials blamed Hill and her sound technicians after nearly half the fans walked out. Several media reports highlighted the fact that many were disappointed with the poor sound quality and the general feeling i got from the press was that her performance was a flop.
But i wasn’t there so can’t tell you for sure.
Pic from the Bossip website which didn’t hold anything back saying her performance flat out bombed.
“Dressed in a flowing purple and auburn silk skirt, brown turtle neck, black leather jacket and too many accessories too count, Hill belted out tracks that seemed less than familiar with the crowd – or perhaps, the crowd simply wasn’t feeling the revamped musical arrangements.
Hill continued her set with multiple interruptions, alleging that sound problems prevented the crowd from “hearing her.” At one point, Hill even left the stage to speak to someone backstage.
By the end of her 3rd track, disgruntled audience members began streaming out of the packed venue and headed to the other headlining acts on the 4 remaining stages. Die-hard fans left the concert and took to social media to express their disappointment.” [Bossip]
Was that how it went down?
Lemme know though if you were there and if the video is a true reflection of her performance.