50 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2015

Fetty Wap’s one-song knockout, T-Pain’s triumphant comeback, Willie Nelson’s awesome tour bus and more

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Best Act of Redemption: Chance the Rapper
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Best Act of Redemption: Chance the Rapper

Chance's band, the Social Experiment, arrived to the Fader Fort stage on time; the rapper, on the other hand, didn't appear until minutes after he was scheduled to leave, leading fickle festivalgoers to yell lines like "You suck!" and "You're not Kanye!" His giddy, colorful, easy-going set proved that they were at least right about the latter: Buoyed by life-affirming organ lines and the kind of trumpets Yeezy hasn't used since "Touch the Sky," Chance leaped, danced and spit through some of the best tracks from 2013's Acid Rap. By the time he reached "Favorite Song," he had practically turned into a soca artist, engaging the crowd in some call-and-response and ordering everyone to jump in unison.

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