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Aug 1

Loved your pics and videos of Firefly! Especially Jack White and the Killers! <3

Thanks! They’ve already set the date for next year’s festival - hopefully the lineup will be just as impressive. Dare we dream it might include … Incubus? :-)

Moon Over Firefly
Well, boys and girls, that about does it for the Firefly Music Festival 2012. All my photos and videos have now been posted. Admittedly amateur, but I hope you enjoyed them. In case you missed any, you can find them all here.
I want to say thank you to my best road trip buddy Gretchen, who came with me to Firefly even though she wasn&#8217;t familiar with any of the bands, and who stood with me in the rain during Jack White&#8217;s show, and who slowed her pace to keep step with my hobbling. She even took a break from veganism to help me hunt down Delaware&#8217;s best ice cream. A true friend. ♥

Moon Over Firefly

Well, boys and girls, that about does it for the Firefly Music Festival 2012. All my photos and videos have now been posted. Admittedly amateur, but I hope you enjoyed them. In case you missed any, you can find them all here.

I want to say thank you to my best road trip buddy Gretchen, who came with me to Firefly even though she wasn’t familiar with any of the bands, and who stood with me in the rain during Jack White’s show, and who slowed her pace to keep step with my hobbling. She even took a break from veganism to help me hunt down Delaware’s best ice cream. A true friend. ♥

The Killers at Firefly 2012 - All These Things That I’ve Done

It wouldn’t be a concert without my camera dying just before the end of the most spectacular number. Plus, like a jerk, I zoomed in instead of out when the fireworks went off, so you’ll have to take my word for it that there were fireworks. As you’ll see, though, there was enough happening on stage to make up for it.

The Killers were a lot more slick and mainstream than I thought they’d be, and I hadn’t expected Brandon Flowers to be such an energetic showman. Here he is workin’ that Firefly stage with Mr. Brightside.

Stay tuned, my lovelies! I’m on my way home from Firefly, and if I make it back in one piece I’ll have some fairly decent video for you of Walk the Moon, Jack White, Young the Giant, Cake, Modest Mouse, The Killers, Awolnation, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, and The Black Keys. It’s a miracle I made it out of the Awolnation crowd alive! More in a couple of days…

Wait - Modest Mouse is going to be at Firefly too? Could this festival (for which I just got my very high-tech wristband) possibly get any more awesome? This is why I’m so frustrated, because after ten years of normal, a chronic illness has suddenly reared its pesky head again, and I can’t really walk or stand for any length of time. Worst of all, I was so proud of myself back in May when I saw Incubus and had to stand up for hours. I had to laugh, because all the young people around me were groaning, “oh my back, oh my legs,” and I said to them, “hey, I’m at least twice your age - if I can do this, you can!” Hopefully, those days are not over for me. I won’t be better in time for Firefly, but I’m still going, dammit, and will do the best I can. I mean, Jack White, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, Cake, the Killers, Awolnation, Young the Giant, Death Cab for Cutie, AND Modest Mouse? Even if you had to hobble, wouldn’t you go anyway?

Why, why, why do I torture myself by looking stuff up on the web? Impatient for a possible announcement of more Incubus/Linkin Park tour dates, I thought I&#8217;d look to see if the Black Keys will be headed this way any time soon. Alas, no, but one of the cities on their tour caught my eye. Dover, Delaware. In July, no less. I live nowhere near there, but would you believe that tiny Delaware in July is one place I&#8217;ve been wanting to visit for several years now? July, in case you&#8217;re not aware, is National Ice Cream Month, and I&#8217;ve heard there&#8217;s a farm in Delaware (can&#8217;t think of the name of it right now) that supposedly has the best ice cream in the universe. I&#8217;ve been wanting to make a pilgrimage there, and since I&#8217;m also a museum hound, I&#8217;ve always wanted to visit the Winterthur. Turns out, the Black Keys will be performing at something called the Firefly Music Festival with &#8230; are you ready? Jack White, the Killers, the Flaming Lips, Awolnation, and on and on. And I have that week off from work. The stars have aligned, but this is one vacation I wouldn&#8217;t want to take alone, and none of my friends share my enthusiasm for this kind of thing. To add insult to injury, thanks to my research, I&#8217;ve just learned a new word: glamping. For those who can afford it, the Firefly people are offering glamping right at the venue. It&#8217;s a lot like camping (roasting marshmallows, sleeping in tents), but with access to an air-conditioned lounge, private bathrooms, and a breakfast buffet. In other words, the only kind of camping I think I could manage, and it sounds utterly awesome. Plus, as a Browncoat, the fact that this thing is called the &#8220;Firefly&#8221; festival seems like a sign to me. I want to go SO BADLY, but I&#8217;ve been blowing so much money on Incubus, I don&#8217;t see how I can make it happen, even without the glamping. So, as much as I wouldn&#8217;t wish summer in Florida on my worst enemy, Linkubus had better get down here or I might just go insane. Oh, wait, I already am insane, but that&#8217;s another post.

Why, why, why do I torture myself by looking stuff up on the web? Impatient for a possible announcement of more Incubus/Linkin Park tour dates, I thought I’d look to see if the Black Keys will be headed this way any time soon. Alas, no, but one of the cities on their tour caught my eye. Dover, Delaware. In July, no less. I live nowhere near there, but would you believe that tiny Delaware in July is one place I’ve been wanting to visit for several years now? July, in case you’re not aware, is National Ice Cream Month, and I’ve heard there’s a farm in Delaware (can’t think of the name of it right now) that supposedly has the best ice cream in the universe. I’ve been wanting to make a pilgrimage there, and since I’m also a museum hound, I’ve always wanted to visit the Winterthur. Turns out, the Black Keys will be performing at something called the Firefly Music Festival with … are you ready? Jack White, the Killers, the Flaming Lips, Awolnation, and on and on. And I have that week off from work. The stars have aligned, but this is one vacation I wouldn’t want to take alone, and none of my friends share my enthusiasm for this kind of thing. To add insult to injury, thanks to my research, I’ve just learned a new word: glamping. For those who can afford it, the Firefly people are offering glamping right at the venue. It’s a lot like camping (roasting marshmallows, sleeping in tents), but with access to an air-conditioned lounge, private bathrooms, and a breakfast buffet. In other words, the only kind of camping I think I could manage, and it sounds utterly awesome. Plus, as a Browncoat, the fact that this thing is called the “Firefly” festival seems like a sign to me. I want to go SO BADLY, but I’ve been blowing so much money on Incubus, I don’t see how I can make it happen, even without the glamping. So, as much as I wouldn’t wish summer in Florida on my worst enemy, Linkubus had better get down here or I might just go insane. Oh, wait, I already am insane, but that’s another post.