I am passionate about this festival. It’s in my state, “my” town, my home. (Okay, so I don’t live in Dover, but I live close enough). You can bet your bottom dollar that I will be there.
I will not be shelling out the $249-299 for the four day pass, I did pay $80 to work for the festival. The deal I signed up for is pretty sweet: helping set up the festival in advance, and then attending the festival all four days with no restrictions. Unfortunately, this option is no longer available for the public but you can volunteer. You’ll pay a $45 dollar fee and work a shift each day during the festival with the rest of the days free.
Details can be found at http://fireflyfestival.com/get-involved/volunteers/
One day, I was on my Facebook page, scrolling through my newsfeed. A few of my Friends shared a video about Firefly. It was…. drum roll please…THE FIREFLY LINE UP.
I immediately clicked on the link, fingers interlaced in anticipation. I hit play with wide eyes and a racing heart.
I wish I had recorded my reactions. I can imagine my facial expressions were picture worthy. I squealed, I squeaked, and I cried. I am. so. excited.
Foo Fighters. Outkast. Jack Johnson. Imagine Dragons. Beck. Weezer. The Lumineers. Young the Giant. Cage the Elephant. Grouplove. Third Eye Blind. Twenty One Pilots. City and Colour. The Airborne Toxic Event. Cash Cash.
I’d like to give a shout out to Radio 104.5 for introducing me to the majority of the bands listed above.
I am most stoked to see Weezer. SAY IT AIN’T SO.
I’m thrilled that the Foo Fighters are playing this year. Dave Grohl vacations down at the Delaware beaches. My dad and I were anticipating them playing (they are his favorite), and so of course as soon as I read their name in the video, I sent him a text. “FOO IS PLAYING FIREFLY.”
There goes my hero, watch him as he goes. I’ll tell you one thing, we’re better together. I’m a loser baby. I don’t care what they say about us anyways. Life’s too short to even care at all. Hello, I’m in Delaware. I belong with you, you belong with me. Take me to your best friend’s house, go around this roundabout. DO DO DO DO DO DO DO.
And there’s my mashup. Will you be at Firefly this year? Let me know!
Buy tickets here: http://fireflyfestival.com/tickets/
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Have an awesome week!