10 Videos of Porter Robinson’s Surprise Virtual Self Performance in Austin

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Porter Robinson took us on a while ride back in 2017 when he unveiled his heavy, rave-focused side project, Virtual Self. After a couple of singles, an EP, and a tour, Porter would shelf the project (most likely to focus on his most recent album, Nurture). It wasn’t until Wednesday night that Porter would bring make his first Virtual Self appearance in nearly three years.

The performance came as a complete surprise. The only hint of something special in store for the Nurture tour stop was a tweet that Porter sent out shortly before the show started:

austin – doors open at 5:15 PM

be there

TRUST

— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) November 3, 2021

When fans arrived early, they were treated to the first Virtual Self performance in years. Oh, and Porter went IN. Folks were eager to share videos of the performance on Twitter. We’ve gone through them and picked out some of the best.

You can check out clips from Porter’s most recent Virtual Self set below. Enjoy!

VIRTUAL SELF IS BACK@porterrobinson did a surprise set to open his Nurture Live show in Austin

The world still needs “God Rays”

(🎥: @Svrinee) pic.twitter.com/6tGIkKnkWB

— Dancing Astronaut (@dancingastro) November 3, 2021

IMAGINE BEING IN AUSTIN TEXAS ON A WENSDAY, U JUST GOT OFF WORK AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/dluPHwxb4Q

— jessie (@alivenextyear) November 3, 2021

IS THIS ALLOWED @porterrobinson ?!!?!@deadlyclaris pic.twitter.com/bodZyToXTH

— ken (@kendlllll) November 3, 2021

 

VIRTUAL SELF IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

CREDIT TO @deadlyclaris FOR GETTING THE JUICE !!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/c1jAN68HCT

— ken (@kendlllll) November 3, 2021

Best surprise ever: @virtual_self is back@porterrobinson opened his Nurture Live Tour in Austin as Virtual Self

— Festival Season (@Festseasonmedia) November 4, 2021

yes @porterrobinson surprised us with a Virtual Self set before his main show. yes tears were shed.✨ @TexasEDMFamily @dancingastro pic.twitter.com/nFAfpM1gRN

— Brooke Phillips (@BrookePhillips_) November 4, 2021

VIRTUALSELF pic.twitter.com/Cwt8kBwykZ

— リッキー (@RickyR___) November 4, 2021

BECAUSE VIRTUAL SELF IS BACK 😭 pic.twitter.com/g7zg5s6JHZ

— PT (@patrickrt10) November 4, 2021

Worth driving from San Antonio in the rain. Got to see @virtual_self ! pic.twitter.com/rzXBteZXGt

— miguel (@Migotronn) November 4, 2021