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Monday, November 2, 2009

Final, final shots from VooDoo (serious this time)

Posted By on Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 8:11 PM

click to enlarge Trombone Shorty

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Will did a great job of giving you the rundown on the headlining bands yesterday. I did my best to stay away from the main stages (save for Widespread Panic, whom I had never seen before yesterday). And, this being VooDoo, goign to the secondary stages did not imply seeing second-string acts. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave. rocked their set in front of a more-than-respectably sized crowd that included Troy's father, Glen David Andrews.

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click to enlarge Rebirth

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As you can see, the gathering was also lively in the Preservation Hall tent when Rebirth came into play an hour-plus of non-stop music. They finished their set with red-hot renditions of "Cassanova", "Do Watcha Wanna" and "Saints Go Marching In" with more than a fair share of "Who Dat?" chants thrown in for good measure.

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click to enlarge Robert The Pimp

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For my money, though, Robert Randolph won the evening when he invited all the ladies in the crowd watching him to dance on stage during his rendition of "Hip Shake". Earlier in the night Randolph and the Family Band payed tribute to Michael Jackson with spot-on, lyric-free renditions of "Thriller" and "Wanna Be Starting Something" while, with the help of Randolph's younger sister on vocals, converted "Man in the Mirror" into a funky new song all its own.

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