VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2012 – DAY 1

The 2012 finally came last Friday, and we were as ready as it could get. With a camera in tow, we dove into the funky, ritualistic mess of beauty in City Park. While some might have thought our ear-tummies could’ve been bigger than our eyes, we think we had the whole thing sorted out, ready to expend every spec of energy into the musical weirdness of the weekend.

First stop was a quick look at during their set at the WTUL interview stage, which caught our ears so deeply that we swore not to miss the set at the main stage. Then we meandered to the Big History set at Le Carnival stage to pay our diligent respect to the fresh and poppy hearts of our Nola locals. After that, it was over to Preservation Hall stage for a lovely indulgence of Little Freddie King with Guitar Lightin’ Lee. There was so much music and moving around that the rest of the day was a delicious blur, but I can say that it consisted of the following artists, all of whom performed with such energy and umph as to get right into the sensational depths of our bones: , , The , JFK of MSTRKRFT, Cheick Hamala Diabate, George Porter and his Runnin’ Pardners, and . All in all, the first day of 2012’s Experience was a miraculous display of pure, fun talent – here are the photos to prove we were there!

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