Voodoo was this years carnival entry,
a well-worn carnival idea. How could it be done
The songs were picked:
"Bump in the Night", "The Man with
the Hex", "Just a Gigalo", "Needles
and Pins", "Because the Night"
with "Bump in the Night" reprised for
Designs of costumes
were finalised: men traditionally Voodoo, with
skeleton shirts and top hats with feathers, girls
non-traditional, but featuring snakes which are
greatly associated with the Voodoo culture. Two
colours dominated, purple and green. Character
players had individual costumes.
The scenery was
constructed to provide a leafy setting with an
altar and gravestones to provide a dark atmosphere
and then the 'fun' began. Three happy campers
wandered through the trees, mother and father
set up camp, daughter engrossed in bird watching
until her attention is caught as figures rose
up from behind the gravestones. The daughter becomes
ensnared into the Voodoo cult, mother and father
try to rescue her encountering the Voodoo Master
and Voodoo Doll along the way until finally Mum
and Dad are captured themselves leaving the audiences
imagination as to their fate.
Voodoo done differently,
we like to think so, although a dark subject,
comedy was injected throughout to provide a different
slant on the idea.