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bnyced0

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You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« on: June 22, 2007, 11:05:00 am »
http://voodoomusicfest.com/2007/experience_lineup/  
 
 $100 (before ticketbastard charges) on June 29th
 
 
 I booked at hotel a few months ago, but didn't know about the extra day.  There are still some rooms available at the shuttle pickup/Voodoo artist hotel (Downtown Marriott, 555 Canal) at $135 for either King or two double beds, but I'd act quck.  Marriott group code: VOOVOOA

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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 11:07:00 am »
How did you know that I'd shit my pants after I read that?  You are truly the Nostradamus of the bboard !
 
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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007, 12:07:00 pm »
that's absolutely disgusting - obscene, really.  
 
 could a moderator please delete the above post, before that image is burned into anyone else's brain?  thanx.
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bnyced0

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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007, 12:30:00 pm »
Having flashbacks to a festival I went to in Spain (The first Festimad) a little over a decade ago, I can afford not to have to camp anymore but little else has changed.....
 
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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007, 12:56:00 pm »
back to the topic at hand: wow.  i told myself no more festies this year, after 'chella and lolla.
 
 must.  remain.  strooong....
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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007, 01:47:00 pm »
Is this one that great?  Nice lineup here, but I don't know how much better one festival is from the other because I don't go to all of them.  Actually, a lot of them start to look the same and it comes down to nitpicking over bands you like, driving distance, expenses, and the accommodations provided.  In any case, its nice to have a crapload of music festivals in the US these days.  The choices just weren't there a few years ago and it seems like we are catching up to Europe a little bit.

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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2007, 02:13:00 pm »
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  that's absolutely disgusting - obscene, really.  
 
 could a moderator please delete the above post, before that image is burned into anyone else's brain?  thanx.
When you click on a profile there is an option to "ignore user". Is this just for PMs or is it an option to ignore their threads. (I'm not asking specifically for me, curious and it's an option for others to ignore if they can't help but read posts.

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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2007, 02:39:00 pm »
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Originally posted by PigIron:
  Is this one that great?  Nice lineup here, but I don't know how much better one festival is from the other because I don't go to all of them.  Actually, a lot of them start to look the same and it comes down to nitpicking over bands you like, driving distance, expenses, and the accommodations provided.  In any case, its nice to have a crapload of music festivals in the US these days.  The choices just weren't there a few years ago and it seems like we are catching up to Europe a little bit.
There's a few things about this festival that make it IMO more appealing than say Vegoose which will likely be the same weekend (and share some acts with VMF) in Las Vegas.  NEWS & PROPAGANDA AT THE JUMP
 
 1) It's New Orleans, so post festival activities are o-plenty.
 
 2) It's New Orleans, they need our tourist dollars.
 
 3) Did I say it's New Orleans?  Pre-katrina this was an awesome Halloween weekend of debauchery, and for my tastes more palatable than the general debauchery, or the Mardis Gras debauchery.
 
 4) The line-up is good, but diverse in the way I like diverse... jazz vs. country/blue grass (ie. not like ACL diverse).
 
 5) I guess I'm partial to good festivals in urban settings, there aren't that many that don't collapse into the street fair/all family type of affairs...Bumbershoot, that thing in Milwaukee or Detroit, etc.
 
 
 So it's not the best festival in the world, but it's pretty much the last gasp of the year for outdoor shingdings so it's more of blowout before the sickening holidays, and shitty weather.  It's the weekend after Iceland Airwaves and the contrast in temperatures is enough for me so I can thaw out.
 
 Logistic wise this one is pretty good as well, there are a ton of non-stop flights from this area and are relatively inexpensive (South West from BWI nonstop was less than $200 R/T when I booked in April).  No need for a car, you can shuttle to downtown/french quarter and then there are shuttles to/from the festival.  
 
 I guess the biggest draw is if anyone needs the support that tourist dollars can provide it's those poor bastards.
 
 
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 The ninth annual Voodoo Music Experience will feature reunion performances by rock bands Rage Against the Machine and the Smashing Pumpkins and the only U.S. festival appearance by Sinéad O??Connor.
 
 Other announced acts today for the Halloween-weekend festival, running Oct. 26-28 at City Park in New Orleans, include Dr. John, Wilco, Kings of Leon, Common and Ben Harper.
 
 ??A lot of it is about when things are hitting,? Voodoo Music Experience producer-founder Stephen Rehage said Thursday of this year??s line-up.
 
 ??Rage Against the Machine is the voice of a generation,? Rehage, a 1987 graduate of LSU, added. ??Their message and energy are appropriate for what we??re doing in New Orleans. Smashing Pumpkins is one of the greatest bands of all times. Rage Against the Machine, Smashing Pumpkins and Sinéad O??Connor, they??ve all got their place in the history of rock ??n?? roll.?
 
 Last year??s festival drew 93,000 patrons, close to the record 110,000 attendance the year before Katrina. Sixty-eight percent of the 2006 attendees were from out of state.
 
 This year??s Voodoo Music Experience expands to a three-day event. Rehage, a New Orleans native who has operated his company, Rehage Entertainment Inc., from New York City since Hurricane Katrina, compared the added day to a Hail Mary football play.
 
 ??It??s a signal that we??re not gonna back down,? he said. ??We didn??t back down after the storm and this year we??re gonna take another step forward. The New Orleans and Louisiana music scene needs to be kept alive.?
 
 The 2007 festival features three performances areas: Le Ritual presents the rock headliners; Le Flambeau features New Orleans and Louisiana acts such as the Hot 8 Brass Band, Henry Butler and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Le Carnival features innovative New Orleans acts associated with Frenchmen Street scene and Bywater neighborhood.
 
 The Voodoo Music Experience began in 1999 on a cold and rainy Halloween weekend. Attendance was a mere 8,000.
 
 ??It was horrible,? Rehage admitted. ??Made every mistake known to man. I had no idea about the intricacy of the music industry, how competitive the promoters were. We learned some rough lessons that year.?
 
 The 2000 Voodoo festival caught a break by catching a rising star who??d dropped out of the 1999 festival at the last minute.
 
 ??We booked Eminem in January, and by October he was the biggest rock star in the world,? Rehage said.
 
 Despite plans to stage the 2005 Voodoo Music Experience in Memphis, a city that offered a site at no cost, the festival returned to New Orleans 60 days after Katrina as a one-day event. A call from Mayor Ray Nagin to Rehage in Memphis and the support of rock star and former New Orleans resident Trent Reznor encouraged the producer to bring Voodoo back to New Orleans.
 
 ??Trent Reznor,? Rehage said, ??was the one who said, ??I??m going. I??m bringing my sleeping bag and everybody I can get to come with me. Just have a stage and a P.A. I don??t care what size it is. We??re going to New Orleans and we??re playing.??
 
 ??That changed the whole pulse of it,? Rehage said. ??I got on the phone and talked everybody into playing for free. We didn??t put a fence up and didn??t charge for tickets. It was the most-beautiful thing you??d ever seen, not a cloud in the sky. Thirty-thousand people in a city where all they??d done for the past month was clear sheetrock out of their houses. It gave them a 12-hour break from the insanity that happened here.?

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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2007, 03:27:00 pm »
i think its cool cause i cant go to Lolla, Virgin or ACL and had no money for Roo or Coachella due to wedding expenses.  so this could be the one i can actually make.
 
 and i love me some New Orleans, get to brush up on me french!

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2007, 03:29:00 pm »
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Originally posted by sweetcell:
  that's absolutely disgusting - obscene, really.  
 
 could a moderator please delete the above post, before that image is burned into anyone else's brain?  thanx.
But I thought you were my friend..?  
 
 And what is obscene about the natural world, judge Bork?  I thought that Larry Flynt already made this point..?

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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2007, 03:46:00 pm »
bnyce, is this marriott the closest hotel?
 or just a cheap one?

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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2007, 06:34:00 pm »
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  bnyce, is this marriott the closest hotel?
 or just a cheap one?
The festival is at a park that is no where near any hotels, so the mode of transpo most use is a shuttle that picks up a couple of points in route with the origin being Marriott downtown.  It's not the only Marriott or the only hotel in the immediate area, but it's the most cost effective, since most hotels just hiked their rates and flexibility (most aren't accepting reservations for less than 3 days) so at the moment it seems to be both the cheapest, AND close to transpo.
 
 You can drive (think coachella traffic without the organization, there are no special parking lots just street/curb/grass parking near the park) or take the street car half way there and walk the rest (about 1.5 miles).  I've done that in the past when I've stayed at hotels not on the shuttle route, but that was pre-katrina and I'm not sure if the trolley still runs the same route, and the neighborhoods it ran through are gone now, so that's another possible issue.  The shuttles have special routes for them and the VIP people to use, the general public is left to use side streets, etc.  Obviously they're trying to dissuade people from driving..

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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2007, 09:11:00 pm »
Yay! Dax! I would love to go back home for this festie, but it looks like virgin will have to do it for me this year.

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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2007, 09:50:00 am »
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  bnyce, is this marriott the closest hotel?
 or just a cheap one?
OK, I gave some bad info and want to correct it.  The festival will be held outside of the New Orleans Museum of Art other end of the park and NOT the old Park location (for Katrina reasons), NOMA is near Tulane on the outskirts of City Park Golf Course, address is
 
 1 Collins Diboll Circle
 New Orleans, LA 70124
 
 there's still a lot of Greenspace to use, but it's not quite as expansive as the old locale.  What that means for hotels, transpo, etc. will be personal preference.  The shuttle is still an option. This isn't a major difference, but I like to be as accurate as possible.
 
 they hope to go back to the old location by 2009, but there's a lot of "hopes" going on down there.

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Re: You're going to $#1t Your Pants when you see this.
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2007, 10:23:00 am »
I was at VooDoo for two years before Katrina.  City Park was the most beautiful venue for a festival. Hope they can get back to that main park area next year.  The Marriott is a great location and the bus pickup is right outside the bar (nice planning). Bus in very reliable, and return trip pickups easy to find at the venue site.  Marriott is a block or two from Bourbon, and within walking distance of the Cathedral, waterfront cafes...etc.  It was such a well-run festival, I'm assuming the same crowd is running it now.  To me, it's the gold-standard of festivals:  The food is first rate, including lots of vegetarian choices, tons of toilet AND washing facilities, and water (for one dollar) sold every three feet. People watching is off the charts. Night-life entertainers hang at VooDoo during the day...and almost-nudity apparently isn't a problem in New Orleans, day or night. Sigh:  Blew my budget at SXSW, but if I hit the lottery...I'm there.