Austin City Limits Starts With Crazy Kanye West Show [Video]

Dan Evon

It was the beginning of Austin City Limits 2011 and the end of Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Tour," and it was awesome. Kanye put on a three-act passion play to close out the first day of the Austin music festival, complete with costume changes, a light show, monologues, and ballerina dancers.

Kanye started his set by performing "Higher" from far above the crowd on a platform crane. Here's a video of Kanye's entrance.

MTV reports that for an hour and a half Kanye West ran through hits like "All of the Lights," "Heartless," "Jesus Walks," "Golddigger" and "Run This Town." Here's a video of Kanye performing "Monster."

Before West performed "Runaway" at the end of the show, he said:

“This is the last night of this show, this is the last night ... there will be new times, but we gotta remember these times before we runaway.”

Kanye said:

"Thank you, Austin, for letting me go over my time."

Were you at Austin City Limits? What was your favorite performance so far?