I'm sitting with 'OZ show host Jukebox Jack just before the live broadcast of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. The WWOZ broadcast truck is to the left and behind us is the WWOZ/SoCo stage under golden-hour sun and near-perfect weather. An ideal closing Sunday for Voodoo.
Singer-songwriter Andrew Duhon was sitting in the WWOZ hospitality tent updating his Twitter account, and I chatted him up about his time at Voodoo before he was golfcarted away to the LOA lounge for a VIP performance.
What's your experience been, being a musician from New Orleans, at Voodoo?
Wandering as near to the PlayStation/Billboard Stage as I could, I caught the gypsy-punk superband Gogol Bordello. Although I had to watch mostly from the giant screen above the stage, I could hear the band's thumping presence easily from right in front of the sound tent.
I managed to catch an act I've been waiting to see for some time now, the New Orleans Bingo! Show, over at the Bingo! Parlour (a small circus tent). I got more than I expected... Aside from some particularly ghoulish zombie costumes, ringleader Clint Maegden and his cohorts treated the packed tent to some scarily energetic music.