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My Photos from Firefly 2015

I had the good fortune to win Super VIP passes to the 2015 Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware last week from WaWa and Red Bull. Wow, what an experience!  I also won the the  Premium Glamping experience in which I slept in an air conditioned tent and had access to nice showers and a bathroom trailer with air conditioning and nice toilets as opposed to standard porta-potties. To be honest, I had some reservations in my mind since there were around 100 bands playing and the only one I knew was Paul McCartney! I figured that one of the benefits of going to a festival is hearing new bands. They were all new to me!

I had a custom T-shirt made at Customink.com and it came the day before the show started. It said “#fireflyvirgin” and “#begentle” on it and I had a blast wearing it for 3 days. I couldn’t wear it for the 4th day since it was starting to get a little ripe! lol  If folks commented on it, I told them they fell for the trap and had to do a selfie photo with me for instgram and facebook. They all did it!

Phoebe Ryan at Firefly 2015
Phoebe Ryan at Firefly 2015

I liked this photo of Wild Party mostly because of the girl smiling in it bottom left.

WIld Party at Firefly 2015
WIld Party at Firefly 2015
Knox Hamilton at Firefly 2015
Knox Hamilton at Firefly 2015
Echosmith at Firefly 2015
Echosmith at Firefly 2015

Cage the Elephant was amazing. Matt Shultz was one of the most energetic lead singers I’ve ever seen. He was all over the stage and the fans were almost as enthusiastic as he was!

Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015

I would have liked this photo better without the hand in it, but, I love the fan reaction to him coming by!

Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015 running into the crowd
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015 running into the crowd

One of my favorite photos of the weekend!

Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015 running back onstage after a foray into the crowd
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015 running back onstage after a foray into the crowd
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015

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Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015 leaping into the air
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Firefly 2015 leaping into the air
Morrisey at Firefly 2015
Morrisey at Firefly 2015

 

Sir Paul McCartney was awesome at the show! He had 90,000 people singing Hey Jude at once. It was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen!

Sir Paul McCartney at Firefly 2015
Sir Paul McCartney at Firefly 2015
Sir Paul McCartney at Firefly 2015
Sir Paul McCartney at Firefly 2015
Jennifer, who I talked to briefly and had to make a photo of
Jennifer, who I talked to briefly and had to make a photo of
Choirs of angels from on high sang as I had tacos in the VIP area from Peace Love Tacos. No shirt, no shoes, no problem.
Choirs of angels from on high sang as I had tacos in the VIP area from Peace Love Tacos. No shirt, no shoes, no problem.
Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness at Firefly 2015
Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness at Firefly 2015
Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness at Firefly 2015 in the alleyway between fans
Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness at Firefly 2015 in the alleyway between fans

I never  heard of Matt and Kim before, but , wow! What a performance! The fans were nuts for them. Kim was the craziest drummer I’ve every seen, wailing away, having a blast and smiling from ear to ear the whole time. She was all over the stage too! I’d love to see her and Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant on stage at the same time!

Kim of Matt and Kim at Firefly 2015
Kim of Matt and Kim at Firefly 2015
Matt and Kim at Firefly 2015
Matt and Kim at Firefly 2015

There’s a guy in his wheel chair crowd surfing here! Holy cow, it was amazing!

Guy in a wheel chair crowd surfing (!!!) at Matt and Kim's Firefly 2015 performance
Guy in a wheel chair crowd surfing (!!!) at Matt and Kim’s Firefly 2015 performance
Kim of Matt and Kim standing on audience member hands at Firefly 2015
Kim of Matt and Kim standing on audience member hands at Firefly 2015
Foster the People at Firefly 2015
Foster the People at Firefly 2015
Foster the People at Firefly 2015
Foster the People at Firefly 2015
Foster the People at Firefly 2015
Foster the People at Firefly 2015
The Cathedrals at Firefly 2015
The Cathedrals at Firefly 2015
Benjamin Booker at Firefly 2015
Benjamin Booker at Firefly 2015

 

I had never heard of Hozier before. His performance was awesome! I bought his CD when I got home!

Hozier at Firefly 2015
Hozier at Firefly 2015
Hozier at Firefly 2015
Hozier at Firefly 2015
Bastille at Firefly 2015
Bastille at Firefly 20152015

The Mississippi Delta in Black and White: The Holga Files #2

This is the second of 4 posts from my recent trip to the Mississippi Delta. Photos were done with a Holga toy camera and medium format film.

Bridges at Vicksburb in B&W Film
One of my favorite photos from my trip, the bridges at Vicksburg Mississippi going across the Mississippi river to Louisiana.
Squares and rectangles
Squares and rectangles
holga film photos of a doorway
Rectangles on film
Hot and Cold water towers in Mississippi.
Hot and Cold water towers in Mississippi.
angel head stone in cemetary
This photo was actually done in Maryland. I love the effect that makes this angel statue look almost alive.