thought i forgot about you, didn’t you? hello ladies and gentlemen of the internet. i think i have recuperated enough to talk about firefly, which was last weekend. memories may fade, but the mud on my shoes will never
so we decided to get premiere camping which meant we got to go to our campsite a day earlier than the festival began and just fuck around, which we basically did. we put up a tent without directions (which would fail us later just wait for it). we befriended the people around us and just partied all day until we went into the hub, which was like the center of the campgrounds, to see five knives kill it. safe to say it was a successful day. then mother nature decided to let the rain fall down and wake my dreams; quite literally frankly.
i awoke thursday morning soaked from the rain that had seeped through our tent due to us not following directions on how to put it up, which if you ask me we kind of deserved. i mean, there were actual PUDDLES in our tent. PUDDLES. WHERE I SLEEP. at that point i accepted defeat and just carried on with my day. mother nature-1 brianna-0. i didn’t know at this point that i was going to be in a constant battle with mother nature all weekend. festival gates didn’t open until 5PM thursday so we basically continued with wednesday’s festivities. once time hit, firefly had begun. i got to see young rising sons, panama wedding, ryn weaver, twin peaks, and the kooks this day. this was also the day my precious doc martens became rain boots and protected my poor feet from the puddles and mud covering festival grounds. moment of silence for the starting decline of the appearance of them… end of the day score, mother nature-2 brianna-0
the sun was out and i was feeling okay and ended up having an really good day. oh except i ended up with slight sun poisoning for a portion of the day. ya girl wore an open back body suit and forgot to put sunscreen on her back. oops. it was fine, i was a trooper. kind of, not really. i had to skip zedd, an artist i had wanted to see since i missed him (go figure) at coachella last year. at this point i had decided that the universe just didn’t want me to see zedd, like ever. it was fine though because i got to see wild party, walk the moon, cage the elephant, glass animals, awolnation, modest mouse, and sir paul mccartney. i listened to zedd from my tent while trying to get comforable while trying to not lay on my back because of my sunburnt back. in the end, i was just trying to keep myself alive and well enough to be able to make it in one piece to see the killers on sunday. regardless, mother nature won again, and due to the severity of my sun burn, the score at the end of friday was mother nature- 5 brianna- still 0. (will the underdog pull through???? stay tuned…)
due to missing zedd the night before, i woke up with the mindset of taking it easy because steve aoki was this night and i could not miss him either. ha ha poor hopeful me ignored the thunderstorm weather forecast and just went about her day “taking it easy.” managed to see andrew mcmahon in the wilderness, the griswolds, gary clark jr., and the night terrors of 1927 while still being able to have feeling in my legs and feet. dancing while sitting down is still as fun as dancing on your feet. then i had some magical lemonade which pretty much made my energy go from a 12% to a 4000% in two sips. thank god, because matt and kim were about to go on. they put on a phenomenal performance and landed a spot in my top three performances of the weekend. four for you glenn coco. then to recover from that set, i took it easy during foster the people because kid cudi, kings of leon, and steve aoki were all in a row right after. i got to cudi early and had a phenomenal spot and was just jamming… for about 20 minutes. twenty minutes into kid cud’s set we were ordered to evacuate the festival grounds and seek shelter due to a “severe thunderstorm.” the rest of the festival night ended up getting cancelled. so yeah at this point mother nature is coming in hot with a score of 10 and brianna is still at a 0. HA
the sun had come out to play once again. the sun reflected my mood because sunday was the day the killers went on. wo0oo0oo!!!! and steve aoki got rescheduled so i could still see him!!! it was looking to be a great day. and oh it was. started off by a nice breakfast set by cruisr at 11AM. steve aoki made me rage my face off. i was on the jumbotron too. hey mom!!!! after steve i was able to catch a few songs from max frost. dude has pipes. bad suns and broods were good too. then the god named hozier took the stage and his man bun had me mesmerized for about half hour. then i got to see bastille from a really great spot and they sang laughter lines which is one of my all time favorite songs. so yeah that was really fun. and then. AND THEN. the stage was graced by the killers and my body went into cardiac arrest. i’m pretty sure i blew out my knees from the amount of jumping and dancing i did during that set. i’m not mad, though. so worth it. then i crowd surfed to “when you were young” and that was another monumental moment in my life as well. and the rest was history… jk i caught the chainsmokers’ set to end off the weekend. i said my goodbyes and headed home (to my tent). oh and mother nature actually held off all of her bullshit for this day so I FINALLY GAINED A POINT. she still won though, so whatever.
if you made it this far down in this blog, congratulations. i had a phenomenal experience these past few days and can’t wait to go back next year. the people i met, the music i heard, and the overall experience i had were enough to bring me over the top happiness. i strongly advise anyone, no matter the music you are into, to attend firefly. it’s one of those things for the books. check my instagram for pics of the weekend. i’ll be reminiscing for a few more weeks to come. thank you for reading all of my thoughts.