Watch Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst Reunite Onstage for the First Time in Years

Boygenius might be on hiatus, but fans of the Phoebe Bridgers Extended Universe got their fill last night when the singer joined Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst onstage at a Los Angeles show, in huge news for tortured bisexuals.

The two artists previously performed and released music together as Better Oblivion Community Center, releasing a self-titled album and embarking on a U.S. and European tour in 2019. In 2020, Oberst made an appearance on Bridgers’ album Punisher before the pair briefly reunited for a virtual benefit concert, but they’ve pretty much been doing their own things since then. That is, until last night.

Bridgers appeared during the encore at “Conor Oberst And Friends,” a solo residency currently running at LA’s Teragram Ballroom. (It’ll be coming to New York’s Bowery Ballroom for a four-night run next month.) He gave her quite the introduction as well, calling her “one of my favorite people on planet Earth.”

“All the way from Pasadangerous, California in the flesh, here she is, Phoebe Bridgers,” Oberst said, referencing the singer’s hometown of Pasadena (which is, to be clear, an LA suburb that is a mere half-hour drive from the Teragram Ballroom). Naturally, the crowd went wild, though they quickly quieted down as Oberst started to strum the intro chords to “Lua,” the heartbreaking acoustic ballad from Bright Eyes’ I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning.

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