Boygenius Serenade Travelers at Austin Airport’s Baggage Claim
Waiting for luggage at baggage claim can be such a drag, but lucky travelers in Austin got to listen to Boygenius serenade them while they waited. On Tuesday, the supergroup comprising Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus performed a surprise set to as part of South by Southwest at the airport in Austin.
“@xboygeniusx giving the best chill vibes this afternoon,” tweeted the Austin airport’s official account. “📍Baggage claim.”
Among the songs the group performed was “True Blue,” one of the singles from their upcoming album The Record, and “Me & My Dog” from their debut EP Boygenius. Many of the attendees in the crowd were journalists in town for the festival.
“Boygenius absolutely crushing at Baggage Claim 3 rn,” tweeted one journalist who attended the airport performance. The trio later made their way to Austin’s Saxon Pub for another, more official showcase.
“Supporting artists and bringing live music to our terminal and to our travelers is in our DNA as the Live Music Capital of the World’s airport,” said Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in a statement to Rolling Stone. “We’re so thankful to the SXSW festival team and boygenuis for surprising AUS travelers today.”
The airport performance comes several weeks before the group is set to release their debut album The Record on March 31. The trio spoke extensively with Rolling Stone about their new music for a cover story earlier this year.
“There’s a realm in which I feel permitted to be ambitious in this band, in a way that I can’t for my own solo stuff, because it’s something shared with people that I love who are the greatest songwriters ever,” Baker told Rolling Stone about making the new music together. “I feel an uncomplicated pride about it.”
“We’re obsessed with each other,” added Bridgers. “I like myself better around them.”
So far, the group has released singles “$20,” “Emily I’m Sorry,” “True Blue,” and “Not Strong Enough” from their upcoming LP. They’re set to perform at Coachella next month as well.