December 17, 2014

Listicle

15 Best Festival Moments of 2014

#1Big Freedia, Voodoo Music Experience

As the final date of Big Freedia's Just Be Free tour, the NOLA diva's performance at Voodoo proved to be a homecoming fit for a queen. Freedia's set was her freshest, most polished showcase to date, with her twerk troupe moving as a collective unit and going through multiple costume changes.

But the performance still honored her roots by bringing former backup dancer Steph onstage for a few twerking cameos. Freedia also brought out special guests the Showboys, two of bounce music's pioneer producers, for an incredible onstage collaboration that mixed the current face of bounce with the duo whose hit "Drag Rap (Triggerman)" was the sonic blueprint for nearly all early bounce music. As Freedia put it, "That was another part of history made." Indeed. — Jeff Benjamin

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