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Voodoo 2017

The Most Unforgettable Moments of Voodoo Festival 2017

Bibi Bourelly, Kendrick Lamar, a haunted cemetery, joyrides and more were responsible for some of the best moments we saw at New Orleans' City Park!

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Aminé Owns The Crowd

Aminé 2017 Voodoo Fest New Orleans
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The rising Portland rapper is still fresh in the game, but his amount of diehard fans are growing rapidly by the minute! His energy on stage was one of the most tangible moments throughout Voodoo Music Festival 2017 and it was very fun to see the younger crowd shout every word to his smash hit, "Caroline."

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Post Malone Lives In The Moment

Post Malone 2017 Voodoo Festival
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Post Malone currently has the No. 1 single in the country with "Rockstar," and he continued to revel in the moment at Voodoo Fest. The flood of high schoolers and college-aged festival-goers running to make sure they secure a spot was a testament to how major his status has become. The best moment of his set occurred when he urged the audience to live their life before blasting through "Congratulations."

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Let's Dance With DJ Snake

DJ Snake 2017 Voodoo Fest
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DJ Snake was one of the headliners of the final night of Voodoo. While The Killers provided a rock n' roll party, this DJ gave us a dance party. He turned on big-name hits like Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" and J Balvin's "Mi Gente" while infusing his signature house melodies.

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Miguel Gets Seductive

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29:  Miguel performs during the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on October 29, 2017 in
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The singer showed off his R&B prowess as he sauntered on stage while performing tunes like "Coffee," "How Many Drinks," "Adorn" and "Sky Walker." Along with his velvety voice, it's Miguel's self-assurance that makes him so damn appealing.

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The Killers Represent Their Hometown

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29:  Brandon Flowers of The Killers performs during the 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City
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The Killers are from Las Vegas, and in the wake of the recent tragedies the band was even more proud to stand by their hometown. Frontman Brandon Flowers used every given opportunity to shout out Sin City while performing the band's dance-ready tunes.

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Kyle Throws A Rap Party

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 28:  SuperDuperKyle performs during the 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on October
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At Voodoo Music Festival 2017, Kyle amped up the younger festival-goers as his DJ spun all of the biggest rap songs of the moment: Playboi Carti's "Magnolia," 21 Savage's "Bank Account," Lil Uzi Vert's "444+222" and more. By the time the California rapper emerged on stage, his fans were already ready to get even more turned up.

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Feeling Like A Kid Again

Since I didn't have a costume to wear like all the other great festival-goers at Voodoo Festival, I decided to take advantage of the free face painting at the Voodoo Ranger Lounge. In less than 15 minutes, I transformed to an everyday girl to a creepy skull!

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Foo Fighters Have a Special Fan Moment

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 28:  Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs during the 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Par
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In the middle of their set, Foo Fighters called out a fan in the first row of the packed crowd whose sign caught Dave Grohl's attention. The frontman then proceeded to sing the band's signature tune "My Hero" directly to the young man's face. His tear-filled reaction made for an endearing moment.

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When Sports Meets Music

Football is one of the biggest sports in America—and especially in the South! Fans who wanted to take a break from the festival headed to the "Brew Dat" craft beer hall where got to sip a cold one while watching a major college football game.

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RL Grime Brings The Heat (Literally)

RL Grime has one of the dopest selections when it comes to trap and electronic, and he revved up the audience's energy with a remix that no one was expecting! Along with heating up the crowd with fiery pyrotechnics in the frigid weather, he brilliantly fused Kanye West's "Power" with the Stranger Things theme song. How wild is that?

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TOKiMONSTA Repping For The Ladies

Tokimonsta performs during the  2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on October 27, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisian
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At Voodoo Music Festival 2017, TOKiMONSTA was one of the female acts—of which they were far too few booked—with the Los Angeles DJ from totally dominating her set at the Le Plur stage. She was proof that not only men can be successful DJs in the electronic field as she fused trance-like melodies with heart-pounding beats and classics like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode."

Below, watch our chat with the DJ as she talks loving Children of the Corn and Lune Rouge album while playing with googly eyes at Voodoo Fest 2017:

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A Few Scares

The festival takes place during Halloween weekend, so I was expecting some scary moments! The best one though happened during the cemetery in the middle of City Park, where zombies and demons literally come face to face with you. Be warned: This isn't for the faint of heart!

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Bibi Bourelly Brings Raw Soul

Bibi Bourelly gave festival-goers a warm dose of soulful flair during the early hours of day one. The rising singer/songwriter commanded the crowd with her brooding voice that was part old-school Janis Joplin and part laced with weed and whiskey. "I'm lowkey a little fucking crazy," she bluntly told everyone while ripping through tracks like "Ballin," "Sally," "Ego" and "Poet."     

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A Lovely Support System

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 27:  Bibi Bourelly performs during the 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on October
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Once Bibi Bourelly was finished with her set, she made her way across the park to witness fellow R&B star Kehlani perform. It was endearing to see her among the fans and not in the VIP section while she enjoyed Kehlani's hits.

Click here to read our full review of Kehlani's performance.

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Andrew McMahon Brings The Nostalgia

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 27:  Andrew McMahon of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness performs during the  2017 Voodoo Music + Ar
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The singer performed a majority of tunes from his solo work as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, but it was his rendition of "Dark Blue" that had everyone in a frenzy! The single from Jack's Mannequin's 2005 debut album Everything in Transit immediately brought myself and many others back to nostalgic high school memories.

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Kung Fu Kenny Comes to Life

INDIO, CA - APRIL 16:  Kendrick Lamar performs on the Coachella Stage during day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Fes
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Kendrick Lamar has been building his Kung Fu Kenny persona for a few years now, and it was brought to life during his headlining set. The performance included a few skits where the rapper took on an opponent as he showed off his slick "turtle-style" combat moves!

Click here to read our review of Kendrick Lamar's performance.

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Ride It Out

If you get excited about scary thrills like me, then Voodoo Fest is definitely the right place for you! The grounds featured a mini amusement park with a tame Ferris Wheel and another ride that looks like a death-defying stunt. What made it even more fun was that it played all the turn up jams, from Waka Flocka's "No Hands" to Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow."

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LCD Soundsystem Performs A Classic

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 27:  James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem performs during the  2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at Ci
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In the middle of their set, LCD Soundsystem decided to take everyone to one of the most fun eras in music—the '70s disco era. The band performed their cover of Chic's 1978 classic "I Want Your Love" that was ignited by a spinning disco ball on stage.

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