Last weekend, Spring Break vibes descended upon the riverfront in the form of neon, midriffs and pounding bass. The BUKU Music and Art Project swarmed Mardi Gras World with big names like STS9, TV On the Radio, and A$AP Rocky, and more underground acts like Run the Jewels and Odesza, for a mostly collegiate (and younger) crowd to rejoice in.
Local love was peppered throughout the lineup too, from the colorful Sweet Crude to the queen of bounce herself, Big Freedia. Between her performance on the outdoor power plant stage and post-show twerk lesson, the self proclaimed queen diva talked her recently-made-public nine year relationship, how Bounce music is changing, how the city of New Orleans is changing, and how to truly enjoy some down time. Listen up.