Summer is a season that’s always well looked forward to especially after long winters. I was honored to start this summer at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. This a new experience for me and I most say I was impressed. The main act I looked forward to seeing at this festival was Outkast. It has been on my bucket list since I was in second grade to see Outkast perform live so already had me hyped. Then I learned that there were other good hip-hop artists like Vic Mensa, Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino and G-eazy. Vic Mensa had the first hip-hop set early on Friday (June 19th) and put one hell of a show. He has a great stage presence and made sure to interact with the crowd and have everyone dancing. After his set was finished I checked out acts from a few other genres and found a few good acts like the Mowgli’s, arctic monkeys and airborne toxic event. Later that night I say chance the rapper’s set which was good as I expected it to be especially since he was the most talked about artist of the day other than the foo fighters. I finished off Friday by turning up with A-trak and then rocking out to The Foo Fighters.
Saturday I woke up excited for another day of great music especially since I would be seeing Outkast live by the end of the night. I used my time up until then watching great performances from the likes of twenty one pilots, royal teeth, third eye blind, cage the elephant, walk off the earth and imagine dragons. I stood up for nearly two hours before Outkast was scheduled to start their performance to make sure to have a good spot for their set. That was a brilliant idea because an hour before the performance was scheduled to start you could see faces lined up to watch Outkast for as far back as you can see. Andre 3000 came out wearing the white Stankonia wig and a black jumpsuits with “Children of the Cornbread” written across the front. Big Boi had on a more simple dickies styled black outfit with a red fitted cap. They ran threw all of their classic joints and stood there reciting all of the lyrics word for word as did a few others around me. They even brought the great Sleepy Brown as they performed songs like “SpottieOttieDopalicious” and “SouthernPlayerlisticCadillacFunkyMuzik”. The show was definitely worth the anticipation.
Sunday was a quite relaxing final day of the festival. I saw G-eazy put on one hell of a show a few hours before releasing his latest project. I also saw sets from wild cub, weezer, the lumineers and ziggy marley. I finished off the weekend by watching childish gambino put on a show that made me earn a new respect for him as an artist. After such an incredible weekend I look forward to going back next summer and definitely recommend you all to join me out there.