Traveling from near and far to partake in the premeire Halloween festival, the 2019 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience rocked hundreds of music lovers to their core. Held in the famous 1,300 acre City Park, New Orleans, day one was hindered slightly by the rain. However, the in-climate weather was no match for the pure passion of the attendees. Despite the tropical depression, folks came together to celebrate with one another. A poncho and a pair of rain boots later and you’ve got yourself and an exciting rainy rave or rock show!
Now let’s talk booze, with the Dat Brew Hall located as a midpoint among the five stages at Voodoo, it provided guests drinks the entire weekend. Voodoo had fans completely covered logistically. From lockers, to charging stations, to bars, and plenty of water filling stations, and of course the art installations!
This Halloween weekend at City Park, everyone got a chance to loosen up, put on costumes, and have a good time together. This festival is most definitely an experience that anybody, young or old, could participate and enjoy to the fullest extent. Acts such as Clairo (pictured below), Denzel Curry, and Bassnectar provided the jams, while the audience fueled the entire festival with passion for music and compassion for one another. Truly, it was an overall heartwarming experience because everyone was so kind and patient, even given the wet and wild circumstances. The artists gave the people exactly what they wanted: a good ass time. These artists, coupled with a kind-hearted crowd, is a recipe for a life changing festival experience that you won’t ever forget. I know I could never forget this fest, the songs and artists heard, nor the folks I met along the way. Now back to reality, I hold this newfound appreciation for the comradery of passionate artists and a respectful audience.
Indeed, it was a powerful three days, but in the end the sun was shining, and when she went down, Posty (pictured below) serenaded us with tracks like Sunflower, Better Now, and White Iverson. The final Post Malone on Sunday act, though, could easily be described as an out of body experience, but I might be over-exaggerating… just a little. The energy of the crowd vibrated throughout the park like the subs bumping the bass into everyone’s chest. Start to finish, each act I caught, big or small, filled me with positivity and joy. When performers and the staff have a passion for what they do, the outcome is unlike any other. In short, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is exactly what it lived up to be: a musical and cultural experience like no other. Honestly, the next Voodoo Experience in 2020 could not come any faster!