Firefly Was Great Today But What Is Up With The Cell Phone Thefts?


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!

Burger Girl Could Have Met Snoop Dogg, But She Was Too Busy Updating Facebook….

Burger Girl, Firefly

The last day of Firefly is here (Thank God, cause I need to get back to writing about real stuff, LOL!) and Burger Girl could have met a celebrity, but alas, she blew her chance!  And she had a plan all worked out.  Not the most ingenious of plans…

This is the same celebrity Burger Girl had her brilliant Brady Bunch plan to get a picture with.  He apparently had something to say about the evacuation last night due to Tropical Storm Bill:


We have a strategy: When Snoop’s transport goes by behind our stand tonight I’m gonna lie down in the road to stop them and we’ll get him to roll the window down and take a selfie with us. Stay tuned.  Also, I may need bail money.

Sounds reasonable…so how did it go?

Guys, this is serious. I think Snoop snuck by me when I was making pretzels. Or refilling pickles. Heck, maybe it was when I was fixing that fence that fell down. The point is, I never got the chance to take a selfie with him!  Omg while I was typing that his van drove by. And I didn’t even get a picture because I was too busy updating Facebook.

But it appears she had, ahem, fun hearing him in concert….

Snoop just mixed up California Girls and I Love Rock and Roll. That was entertaining!  Of course, the secondhand smoke may be making it seem slightly more entertaining than it actually is. Hard to say.

Okay, we are going to end this very bizarre set of articles, unless something really exciting happens here.  Thank you Burger Girl for your interest viewpoints about Firefly.  I will have one more Firefly article coming up, but Burger Girl won’t be making an appearance (sorry B.G.)!

Burger Girl Better Run Like The Wind Blows…Tropical Storm Bill Is Here!

Burger Girl, Firefly

The Dover Police have literally just told everyone, all 90,000 attendees and workers, and probably the bands, they need to evacuate the Firefly Music Festival due to Tropical Storm Bill coming their way.  As I sit here, in my nice air-conditioned, non-Delaware killer mosquito home, I do hope Burger Girl gets somewhere safe and very soon!

Tweets From The Grill: Burger Girl Vents At #Firefly 2015

Burger Girl, Firefly

Burger Girl has been a naughty girl.  She has been tweeting without telling me.  More shenanigans down at Firefly Music Festival courtesy of the one, the only…Burger Girl!

Whoa…wanna watch the language there Burger Girl?  This isn’t Nascar…

Sounds yummy… didn’t want to take any leftovers from the grill there Burger Girl?

Yeah, cause that’s gonna make the stink go away…all that does is mix it into something even more rank..

Yeah, that’s where I want to eat…

Never heard of that band Burger Girl…

Okay, now you’re just making up bands to sound all hip…

Yes, because having a previous foot condition must be a prerequisite for taking a job that requires you to stand on your feet for 51 hours…

Did you shut up and dance?  Now that’s a band I’ve heard of Burger Girl!

Tragedy Strikes Burger Girl At Firefly….

Burger Girl, Firefly

Burger Girl had something very bad happen on her 2nd work day at Firefly.  Before she even went to work, something happened to her home away from home:


Yes, the walls came tumbling down.  This is not in reference to a John Mellancamp or Bastille song either.  They literally came down.  Burger Girl could only say “Apparently I’m a terrible engineer.  My wall fell…”  I worry about the workplace safety though.  But she could always blame it on the wind.  Oh yeah, that’s right, there is no wind today…

But the good news is Burger Girl does get to work at an awesome office.  Voted Best of Calcutta 2012, here is her work environment:


Yes, I can see the appeal there Burger Girl…

She did reveal the “big thing” that happened yesterday:

RV got stuck in the mud yesterday in front of my car. The guy who got out to talk to the tow truck driver said “I’m not anti-society; I’m anti-stupid”. Says the guy who drove his RV into a muddy lot that was blocked off and where other cars had been stuck.


Coming from the girl who agreed to work 51 hours in mud!  Didn’t really need the picture, cause the description made it look a lot worse.  All I see is some water and dirt.  Must be some funny stuff in the air on the other side of Route 1…

But she did brag about how “close” she was from The Lawn stage:


I am so sure Burger Girl will get perfect pictures when the bands play.  Especially with 50,000 people standing in front of her…

But apparently she is having a lot of fun, even jesting with the Hipsters who come her way…

People keep asking for “chicken fingers”.  I keep telling them “chickens don’t have fingers”. Only drunk people appreciate me.

I wonder why…

I happened to be at the local grocery store this afternoon, and several of the Firefly attendees were in there.  Lots of bikinis and guys with their shirts off.  One was in the first aid section, buying everything in sight.  A worker at the store asked if she could help her, and she said “My friend’s foot hurts, so I’m just going to get everything to be on the safe side.

Yes, the brilliance continues in Dover, DE!

I can’t wait to hear more from Burger Girl on Day Two.  What other witty words will Burger Girl say next to the mass buyers of what has to be the best burgers ever made?  To be continued…

The Adventures of Burger Girl At Firefly!

Burger Girl, Firefly

A friend of mine is flippin’ burgers down at Firefly.  She has to work 51 hours in four days or something insane like that.  She needs mud boots, and she wants NO drama.  Good luck with that.  With an estimate 90,000 attendees, Burger Girl is going to become intimate friends with a spatula and grease.  Will she go deaf by the time all is said and done?  Follow her adventures all weekend here on Exceptional Delaware.  I will be updating this nightly.


She works hard for the money, and these are the spacious digs she gets out of it.  Love the color coordination.  It’s obvious Burger Girl chose only the best fabrics for her, uhm, walls.  Lots of privacy too I’m sure!

After getting her, uhm, room set up, Burger Girl had to get to work.  The first goal was to get her office set up.


Looks like a lot of work space.  And the company seems to be very green cause her outside office is near something called The Lawn.  And this is her view:


What a panoramic shot!  Burger Girl did confess it was quite muddy due to the rain yesterday.  She did know this beauty wouldn’t last and future shots from this view would be filled with hipster delight and sweaty, drunk, and lord knows what else in the coming days.

Yesterday was the first day of the festival, and Burger Girl gave a report:

Day one down. Days two through four to go. If anyone needs me, I’ll be working the American Grill near the lawn stage during the entirety of the festival. Stop by and say hi, y’all!

Not sure if Burger Girl knows this is a hipster festival, not the country music festival coming up.  But hey, make sure you say hi y’all!

Someone mentioned to Burger Girl they were able to put donation jars at their desk, er, uhm, grill and made a lot of money when they worked there years ago.  I was able to obtain some exclusive comments from this conversation:

Burger Girl’s Friend: Wonder if the food service tents will have their “donation” jars again. That’ll make the drunk craziness worth it in the end.

Burger Girl: It will make my 51 hours worth it…

Burger Girl’s Friend: I looked like I was on the way to a strip club afterwards. Lots and lots of singles.

Burger Girl: You just made me really happy lol. My booth is right at the front entrance. Maybe I’ll make more than I expected!

Okay, someone going to a strip club after working at Firefly for three days is just gross!  Ewww….

One citizen in the state wrote the following about Burger Girl:

I feel bad for Burger Girl.  I can hear Firefly three miles away. She must be deaf, unless all that burger grease is flying up giving her instant ear plugs!

After what, I’m sure, was a quiet and peaceful night of slumber, our stalwart burger flipper woke up:


I brought this to our forensic department, and we weren’t sure if this was actually Firefly or a scene from Mad Max: Fury Road…

The last we heard of Burger Girl was two hours ago with this very cryptic message:

Yoooooooooo…. It’s too early for drama. For real. It’s Firefly day!!!! I’m gonna focus on that.

To Be Continued..