By the beginning of the third day of Firefly, an age-old query is posed to most festivalgoers: How do you bounce again after late nights partying?
The solutions from Saturday’s early arrivals ranged from bumming burgers and scorching canines off neighbors within the campgrounds to including Liquid IV packets to their camelbacks.
With the solar shining, the pageant grounds have been almost all dried out, making the beginning of Saturday extra intently resemble Firefly festivals of years previous. The hoodies and rain jackets of night time one – when storms delayed the pageant’s begin – have been exchanged for the more minimal stylings typically seen at Dover’s Woodlands.
And because the first musicians took the stage round 1 p.m. the crowds have been round stands for water, Pink Bull and Yerba Mate, a extremely caffeinated natural tea native to South America.
Two of Firefly’s largest acts – Billie Eilish and The Killers – anchored Thursday and Friday’s lineups, enjoying into the early morning hours. Saturday’s schedule consists of blackbear, Glass Animals and headliner Tame Impala.
Jeff and Tyler Rhodes are Firefly veterans, having made the journey to Dover yearly apart from the inaugural pageant in 2012. Tyler’s morning restoration plan begins with “sitting in a chair like a zombie.”
By midafternoon he and Jeff have been contained in the pageant grounds filling up a camelback at a water station sponsored by Liquid IV. Jeff added a packet of the powder, which is designed “to reinforce speedy absorption of water and different vitamins into your bloodstream.” Does it work?
“I do not know if it is a placebo impact or what, however I really feel prefer it brings me again to life,” Jeff mentioned.
Many festivalgoers discovered area at tables shaded by canopies whereas grabbing a chunk to eat or a drink. Others posted up within the shade close to the levels whereas crews ready for the day’s early acts.
With beers out there from the time the gates open, beginning at $9 at most stands, not everybody was in restoration mode. However the traces for espresso and water trumped these for Bud Mild and arduous seltzer.
Caroline Pekrul, a scholar at Salisbury College, is tenting at her first music pageant.
“I am attempting to sleep and drink as a lot water as potential,” she mentioned.
Pekrul’s food regimen has consisted of burgers and scorching canines from new associates on the campgrounds. The cheese fries are her favourite in-festival concession to date.
“Everybody right here is so extremely good,” she mentioned. “There’s been s— that is occurred, however I am nonetheless having the very best time of my life.”