14th Voodoo festival opens in New Orleans

October 27, 2012 • Entertainment

101 Runners tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and mebers of the O on the Preservation Hall stage during the first day of Voodoo Fest at City Park in New Orleans, Friday, October 26, 2012 . (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, ) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Techno-dance beats vibrated across City Park in New Orleans on Friday as the group Force Feed Radio opened at one of five stages at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.

As some concert-goers danced in front of the stage to the New Orleans-based group’s beats, others enjoyed the music from the shade of the park’s centuries-old oak trees.

The three-day festival’s lineup includes Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Avett Brothers, Bootsy Collins, Kaskade and the rock band Say Anything.

For some, the festival is an opportunity to celebrate Halloween a little early. New Orleans natives Alexandra Ibieta and Kate Pesquie, both 19, were dressed as troll dolls, with their hair spray-painted to match their bright pink-and-green tutu skirts.

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