October 30, 2009
2009 Voodoo Experience
New Orleans, LA
The Voodoo Experience in New Orleans is in its eleventh year. Yet somehow, year after year, it’s one music festival I had yet to enjoy until yesterday. Voodoo has been on my to-do list for several years, not only because I hadn’t done it yet, but because it’s in New Orleans (one of my favorite cities), during Halloween weekend.
This year’s line-up includes Eminem, Justice, Silversun Pickups, The Black Keys, Fischerspooner, The Vettes, Janelle Monae, Kiss, Jane’s Addiction, Gogol Bordello, Wolfmother, The Black Lips, The Flaming Lips, Mutemath, Brand New, the Pogues, and many more.
There will be an in-depth review to follow including my interview with The Vettes and their adopted brother (who’s also in the band). While I leave you with that cliffhanger, here are some pictures and quick highlights from Day 1.
Janelle Monae: all will be revealed with the full Day 1 recap (hint: she’s awesome)
Hotshot Robot interviewing the band Glasgow:
This isn’t your grandma’s bingo: