October 6, 2008

Okay, so who wants to go to New Orleans for the Voodoo Music Experience?

Me! I want to go explore New Orleans and see some bands like R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Old 97s, Thievery Corporation, Mars Volta, Ghostland Observatory, and Sharon Jones with her sassy Dap Kings.

The Voodoo Music Experience takes over New Orleans on October 24-25-26th. Fuel/Friends has a pair of tickets to the festival to give to one of you guys because we love you. Please note, transportation no es includio. So get yourself to N’awlins and I’ll help you rock. Leave me a comment and tell me something interesting (oh, and how to contact you) and we’ll do a random drawing next Monday morning.

Don’t know how you do the voodoo that you do, as some wise sage once said.

PS On the contest tip: Two of you still need to claim your Brian Wilson prizes (kouzie and Jamoo, I’m talkin to you).

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  • Headed down there last year for Voodoo, and it was a blast. The only problem was dragging yourself out of bed every day after the massive Hurricane-induced hangovers!

    flatresponse — October 6, 2008 @ 11:38 pm

  • **blowing on dice*** come on lucky stone temple on the radio nerd volta nine inch broussard tokyo butthole dashboard old ghostland ninety “seven”.

    warm voodoo regards…

    gotafli — October 6, 2008 @ 11:59 pm

  • Canal Street, once the widest street in the world, was named for a canal that was planed for, but never built, in the median.

    I have always wanted to walk on what was once the widest street in the world.

    Hunter — October 7, 2008 @ 1:02 am

  • I want to take my girlfriend to New Orleans. I have no other compelling reason to tell you. I’d like to have sex in New Orleans.

    Jason Bugg — October 7, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

  • nice. I’ll play! I renamed October “rock”tober, simply b/c of all the shows I’m going to see – 15 in all. This would just be the icing on the cake! Plus, I’ve never been to NO and Drew Brees and I both lived in West Lafayette at one point in our lives! :)

    lindsayjean11 — October 7, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

  • I was supposed to go to New Orleans for spring break with some friends my junior year in college (original, I know). At the last minute I had to work, so they took my car and went without me. So my car’s been to New Orleans, but I’m still waiting.

    jford at rsu dot edu

    Jim — October 7, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

  • I would drive all the way from Toronto to see Nine Inch Nails and R.E.M. at the same festival. For sures.

    kesslersmonkey@hotmail.com

    ps: Heather, your site keeps getting better and better- always a daily treat.

    Anonymous — October 7, 2008 @ 5:19 pm

  • i grew up in new orleans so any excuse to go back and see my family is a welcome one…

    by the way, the aquarium drunkard has a great ryan adams set up from 2000 i am sure you would adore and i get to see him in austin next monday. so that is neat.

    sidora at gmail.com

    kevinscott — October 7, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

  • I have no idea how I’ll get there, or how I’ll afford it, but I really, really would love to go! I’m living on my measly student loans, student teaching and taking graduate courses all at the same time. I need a vacation more than you’ll ever know! Plus, my girlfriend and I decided to go our separate ways after five years, so I’ve gotta get the hell out of town and hear some great tunes. And on one last note, I haven’t been to a music festival since Lollapalooza ’94 @ Shoreline in Mountain View, CA. Many, many thanks! Feel free to email me @ elistunes@aol.com when you pick me as the winner!

    eli — October 7, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

  • Ernie K-Doe, The Master of the Universe and proud New Orleanian died in 2001, but he lives on at “Mother In Law Lounge” where his widow Antoinette has commissioned his likeness in wax statue form (http://www.k-doe.com/photo.shtml?Mvc-895s).

    Don’t know if that does it or not, but if that doesn’t work (and I can’t bribe my way into those tickets) there’s a spot on my couch here in New Orleans for whoever wins.

    chuck.alexander@gmail.com

    Chuck — October 7, 2008 @ 7:15 pm

  • Been to NO 5-6 times, 1st trip was on my honeymoon, saw Big Country on a river boat March 1984,

    My favorites today, will change tomorrow. Frank Black, Uncle Tupelo, Replacements, Tom Petty, Mike Ness.

    Funniest bumper sticker I’ve ever seen: My girl can’t wrestle but you should see her box.

    j.hubartt@cox.net

    jaymeyer — October 7, 2008 @ 10:20 pm

  • I’ve been to the Voodoo Festival for two years, I missed last years featuring wilco…

    I live in New Orleans, and can’t afford to go, but Cold War Kids, REM, I will find a way..

    bendandbreak50@yahoo.com

    Joshua Caleb — October 8, 2008 @ 7:22 am

  • So I guess this probly won’t qualify as the coolest reason that anyone has given but I want to ask my girlfriend to marry me and the plan has always been to do it in New Orleans (it’s pretty much her favorite place and certainly my favorite place in the world) but I haven’t had a really good reason to justify to her why we should go on a vaca since we don’t exactly have the money at the moment. A couple of free tickets to Voodo Fest would keep me from having to use the “cause i wanna ask you to marry me” excuse i was planning on using.

    edbritton7@gmail.com

    thomas — October 8, 2008 @ 8:16 am

  • If you stop in Marie Laveau’s, don’t ask for monkey paw.

    peteaweiner@aol.com

    E. E. Creepy — October 8, 2008 @ 9:53 am

  • Hey, you forgot that Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will be there to.

    I would like to win the ticksts so that I can finance my new favorite band “Credit Default Swap” and their new hit song “I Am A Calculation Agent”.

    Plus, I was there back in the day, and I don’t really remember it. I need to rectify that.

    kcortez — October 8, 2008 @ 2:01 pm

  • i love music and i love boobs. can i go to new orleans? i’ll give you the other ticket!

    Jake — October 8, 2008 @ 3:16 pm

  • Damn it, Thomas! OK, I officially take myself out of the running (not that I would’ve won anyway). If you seriously wind up making it to New Orleans and want to know some cool/romantic places where you could pop the question, e-mail me chuck.alexander@gmail.com. Maybe I could help a brother out or something.

    Chuck — October 8, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

  • I’ve never been to New Orleans but I played bass on a song my friend recorded with a transvestite who used to live there.

    I’ve bought Grace four times because I kept wearing out the cd.

    Nsouder@gmail.com

    Nick — October 9, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

  • Um, something interesting… snakes have two penises which they alternate during sex.

    That is my favorite fact from the random fact drawer. ;)

    heatheremurray-at-gmail-dot-com :)

    Heather — October 9, 2008 @ 9:11 pm

  • Did you know that one of the guys on those Sonic commercials is a writer for The Colbert Report?

    Also, I’m in medical school and living off of student loans, so I can’t afford anything – being able to drive a couple hours to see a music festival would be nice. :) Also, I’m seriously concert-deprived – I haven’t been able to go to one since Josh Ritter in May (most amazing night of my life, but it’s still been WAY too long.) And I live two hours away from New Orleans and have never been there.

    Okay, I’ll stop.

    .allison
    [ allisonlott @ gmail ]

    allison — October 9, 2008 @ 10:43 pm

  • all polar bears are left handed.

    No whammy, no whammy, stop.

    aj_rapp@yahoo.com

    Adam — October 11, 2008 @ 3:16 pm

  • Hope it aint too late, Never been to NoLA
    Gumbo can be spiced us with a little file powder and thats a fact
    herzy212@yahoo.com

    John — October 13, 2008 @ 9:03 am

  • Hi Heather: My girlfriend is from New Orleans (she lives in ATlanta now) I’d love to take her home again for the festival. If I am so lucky (and if the drawing hasn’t already taken place…)

    Thanks for all that you do.

    Christopher

    Anonymous — October 13, 2008 @ 3:28 pm

  • The winner has been picked (randomly)! Congratulations, Chuck! I was pulling for the guy who wanted to ask his girl to marry him – but Chuck’ll do :)

    heather — October 13, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

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