Words by: SuperDee
Voodoo Music Experience :: 10.26 - 10.28 :: City Park :: New
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.
New Orleans Bingo Show :: By Zack Smith
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
Photos by Zack Smith:
Welcome to the Bingo Tent
New Orleans Bingo Show
Galactic with Boots Riley
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy
Andre Williams with Ryan Scully of Morning 40 Federation
Quintron and Miss Pussycat