Lost in the awesomeness that was the JOP set, as well as the controversy surrounding the restart to the Pain of Salvation show was a very good late afternoon performance by Voodoo Circle. I didn't know anything about this band when I heard they were playing this year's festival, and the name sounded a bit weird to me. However, I checked out a few videos and enjoyed their sound. Earlier this year, I picked up Broken Heart Syndrome and More than One Way Home, and both albums rocked. Needless to say, they sounded straight from the 80's hard rock scene and would have fit in nicely (if they could get over the comparisons to Whitesnake). Thus, I was looking forward to their set. And it was a very good one. David Readman really knows how to sing, and his voice is perfect for that style of music. But it was the musicians that blew me away, particularly the guitarist and keyboardist. Unfortunately, the 80's sound may not have been for everyone, as much of the crowd was not fully into the set. However, a killer keyboard/guitar jam session during the slow, blues-tinged "Blind Man" seemed to have won them over. While not a truly classic set, this was a very fine performance, and one that makes me hope they tour the US soon. Also, the guys in the band were very cool in their signing session, and I got to complement them tremendously. I even said to the singer that if I closed my eyes I could imagine I was back in the 80's again, which he took as the compliment that it was.