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!

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..