I got an unexpected message from an old friend today at 7am this morning- “Do you want to meet for lunch at Firefly”? I told my friend I wasn’t going this year. He said he could get me comp passes for my son and I. He was driving the tour bus for one of the singers appearing at Firefly. Lewis Capaldi. I heard the name before but couldn’t place him. I went to Youtube and found some great stuff.
My son and I went to the will call and after some confusion we got our passes. The first musical act we saw was Capaldi. Absolutely amazing singer. One of those voices that just sings out of the soul! My son got very dehydrated after the first hour so I brought him to the medical station. After half an hour or so in there, I made sure he was feeling okay and we left. Since I knew it was going to be scorching hot the rest of the day, he agreed to go back home. He insisted I go back to Firefly. I asked if him if was certain a few times and he said yes.
I went back and saw Capaldi again but during an acoustic set with just him and his pianist. I was right up front for that. I swung over to The Lawn to catch Lord Huron. They rocked the house! Because they overlapped with MGMT, I missed the first part of their set but they played their staple songs at the end so it was all good. After that, my 47 year-old body was exhausted so I left. Had I known I was going today, I would have slept in this morning. Oh well!
A woman died in one of the Firefly campgrounds today. Very sad. No cause of death has been released. That wasn’t the only bad news to come out of the festival. I saw many Facebook posts about cell phone thefts. Thieves were just reaching into people’s pockets stealing their cell phones. A couple of well-known Delawareans’ kids had their cell phones stolen. When I was waiting at the will call, I was speaking with a young woman who said her cell was stolen last night along with all her money. She was waiting on her father from New Jersey to come pick her up. What is wrong with people? Not that stealing from anyone is cool but stealing from kids is just plain evil!
This was my first time back to Firefly since the opening year in 2012. That time I saw tons of bands in one day from 12 noon until 11pm. There wasn’t any lapse between bands I wanted to see that year. I did write about Firefly extensively in 2015 when I chronicled the adventures of Burger Girl! That was fun! Right BG?
I’m about to eat my WaWa dinner. I refused to pay $10.00 for a hot dog and I haven’t eaten since before noon so I’m starving! I’m going to watch Westworld and go to bed. Good night Delaware. And Happy Father’s Day!