Best Surprise Guests: Damon Albarn
The crowd that choose to see Damon Albarn instead of Outkast made the difficult choice to forego a duo of hip-hop royals – but only for about 20 minutes. At one point in between tracks, Albarn joked that he was attempting to "conjure" Maseo – the De La Soul member whose iconic laugh can be heard at the beginning of Gorillaz' "Feel Good Inc.," and when the recorded laugh cued, the former Blur frontman was joined onstage by De La Soul's Trugoy and Posdnuos. After ending the set with Blur's "All Your Life," Albarn encored with Gorillaz' "Clint Eastwood," joined by Chicago-based rapper Vic Mensa filling in Del the Funky Homosapien's verse. C.D.