Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy VooDoo

I am caught in a multi-sensory spell of fine food, rich culture, great friends, enticing spirits, and irresistible music. 

Today is the start of the VooDoo festival in City Park, New Orleans.  For three days, twelve hours each day, six stages will host an eclectic twist of music genres meshed with crafts and interactive art installations.  

A giant glow-in-the-dark paper airplane, technicolor mushrooms, illuminated hula-hoops, and a bottom-lit translucent tsunami wave bursting from a lagoon, will accentuate our playground.  Vibrant pieces that fuse technology and electronic media with the nonconventional use of sustainable materials. 

We'll be catching headliners Ozzy Osbourne, Muse, Drake, My Morning Jacket, Crystal Method, Weezer, MGMT, Paul Van Dyk, Hot Chip - mixed with our local favorites, Kermit Ruffins, Galactic, Trombone Shorty, Buckwheat Zydeco and Treme Brass Band. 

In addition to Voodoo there's a full schedule of events including the Witching Hour Ball, Krewe Halloween parade, and the Saints game.   

I will need to pace myself. 


  1. SOunds like a kickass time. Need a friend to attend with you? lol

    Love music.

    Have a great time.

  2. Okay, was again you have made me jealous. :) Buckwheat Zydeco just played here, great band. And hey, that only adds up to 72 hours you do it, go for everything, total sensory overload :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  3. It sounds like tons of fun. Enjoy!

  4. I love the way you live your life. Have fun!

  5. That painting if very inspiring. :o) Makes me want to face paint that design.

  6. wow! sounds like an awesome festival! you must have had a blast!! I like weezer - did you dressed up? tell us all about it!

  7. Hi Shannon! I like the tone of your blog :). Can you please tell me who did the paining?

    Thanks and hi from France!

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