Her scheduled 6 p.m. start time came and went, as did 6:15 and 6:30. She took the stage raggedly at 6:45 p.m., singing Bob Marley’s “Soul Rebel” from offstage as her band scrambled onstage.
The set ended just as abruptly when the power was pulled on Hill mid-song. Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” was piped through the PA while Hill sang for moments into a dead microphone.
According to organizers, Voodoo has to finish by 11 p.m.
Hill didn’t explain her lateness, but organizers announced that she’d restart her set at 10 p.m. on Voodoo’s Flambeau Stage.
Hill’s lateness was the only hiccup in a cool day at Voodoo. The entrance problems that caused massive lines at the entrance gates on Friday were solved, and Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Hill drew big crowds early. The cool weather and the passing of Halloween didn’t stop many festgoers from costuming for a second day. Voodoo concludes Sunday.