Voodoo 2007 | 10.26 - 10.28 | NOLA

Words by: SuperDee

Voodoo Music Experience :: 10.26 - 10.28 :: City Park :: New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Bingo Show :: By Zack Smith
New Orleans and Halloween go together like boudin and maque choux. One would even venture to say that the spirit of Halloween lives in the Big Easy year round with local weirdos and pranksters finding countless reasons to dress up in costume and have a good time all the time. In its 9th year, the Voodoo Music Experience was the epicenter of activity in New Orleans this Halloween weekend. Taking place in the beautiful City Park, festival-goers could enjoy plenty of local flava on the WWOZ stage - Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, and Deacon John among others - and at the New Orleans Bingo! Parlour where the freak flags were flying high. You might have come to Voodoo to see resident superstars Quintron & Miss Pussycat, while just on the other side of the grounds, The Black Crowes were soul singin' and Common was breakin' hearts. Voodoo Fest infused the city with an impressive amount of rock featuring Rage Against the Machine and Smashing Pumpkins, indie with Spoon and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and general uber-coolness with M.I.A. and Mute Math. And, of course, the almighty Wilco. As a lover of the Crescent City, I found myself craving the action on Frenchman Street for late night shows at DBA with Rotary Downs on Saturday night and on Sunday, an all-star lineup of George Porter Jr., Ian Neville, Ivan Neville and Russell Batiste.

Halloween and New Orleans is prime time for eye candy so I'd like to now share some photos taken by New Orleans' own Zack Smith and JamBase resident snapper Dave Vann.

Photos by Zack Smith:


Welcome to the Bingo Tent


New Orleans Bingo Show


M.I.A.


Galactic with Boots Riley


Wilco's Jeff Tweedy


Andre Williams with Ryan Scully of Morning 40 Federation


Common


Quintron and Miss Pussycat


Earl Greyhound


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