Janelle and Monica at Outkast Reunion concert

Natural beauties Monica Brown, right, and Janelle Monáe posed together at Outkast’s Georgia Reunion concert at CounterPoint Music Festival in Rome, GA over the weekend. For some reason the group chose to perform in Rome (of all places) rather than in their hometown of Atlanta. But that didn’t stop hardcore fans from making the trip to Kingston Downs in the driving rain to watch their favorite group belt out their hits.

From Access Atlanta:

It took until 11:35 p.m. Sunday night for it to finally happen, but when Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and André “3000” Benjamin stepped onto the stage at CounterPoint Music Festival, all of the recent aggravations – the two-hour rain delay from earlier in the evening, the molasses-paced crawl of traffic into the parking area at Kingston Downs, the technical snafus that delayed the duo’s start time another 30 minutes – dissipated with the frenetic blast of “B.O.B.”

There, under a feverish swirl of spotlights and in front of a silhouette of an American flag, Big Boi and Andre 3000 took but a few seconds to slip into a groove that belied their near-decade apart.

True, Outkast had two dates at Coachella earlier this month to prepare for their homecoming (and yes, we know that Rome isn’t their hometown, but it’s as close to Atlanta as they’re coming right now). But this show would be special – and it was, if only symbolically.

Photo: Monica’s Instagram