Voodoo Day 3 Review

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Flaming Lips

Flaming Lips

Flaming Lips

Flaming Lips dancers

Flaming Lips

Flaming Lips

Flaming Lips dancers

Not technically a good photo, but I just love it for some reason – Flaming Lips

Gabrielle and Cody in the ‘light cone’

Flaming Lips fans

Jamel trapped! Working backstage

Brad and From Legends to Nancy Cody who we ran into inside the ‘light cone’

Robert Randolph

This girl loves Flaming Lips

The dertiest sissy dancer of them all…

Big Freedia

Sissy Dancers cooling down

Sissy Dancers(I see you JW!)

Sissy Dancers

Deftjams inside the spinning ‘light cone’ during Lenny Kravitz

See all the photos from Voodoo 2009: Day 1Day 2Day 3

Voodoo 2009 came and went like a thunderous cattle heard, snorting and swaying, heaving itself through City Park. The ground is well traveled and dusty at best, but mostly packed and contorted unfairly from a million different footsteps. Funny how the mud is the only remnant after everything is packed up. That mud followed me everywhere this weekend. It wanted me to dip my feet in and forget about cleanliness, sobriety, and other socially acceptable states of being, yet somehow I kept my shoes on, and treaded lightly. I managed to catch pretty much every act I wanted to cover, check out the whole site, and take in the whole atmosphere.

Part of me is saying there’s a set method of festival coverage, but maybe there’s nothing more appropriate than sharing a little bit about the the experience in general. After all, isn’t the setting we are lucky enough to be able to hear these artists in almost as important as the music itself? Voodoo pretty obviously holds the sensory experience in high regard, and with great success. The ‘light cone’ and associated dancing neon animals are awesome. It’s too bad the giant light balls weren’t in a more favorable area in regards to mud, but I should have spent more time shooting those. You’ve got to give them a lot of credit for giving each stage such a unique feel, from the Preservation Hall tent showcasing some of the most legendary New Orleans talent, to the Bingo Parlour with its unmistakable carnival atmosphere and intimate stage lighting.

If these pictures could talk… Or do they even need to? The energy at Sissy Nobby and Katey Red eclipsed any performance of the festival. The Bingo tent saw a lot of intensity this weekend between that and Down. Flaming Lips put on a non-stop visual freakshow complete with obligatory nude dancer and pulsating lightshow. Voodoo 2009, you complete me.

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One Response to “Voodoo Day 3 Review”

  1. Caiti Says:

    diggin the photos, loving the light cone.

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