DOVER, Del.- More than 30,000 music fans invaded Dover this past weekend for the Firefly Music Festival.
The event took more than a year to plan, but clean up crews will have it down by the end of the week.
With 400 porta-potties to deal with, bags of garbage that need to be taken away and concert T-shirts needing to be returned to bands, the work is just beginning for Firefly director Greg Bostrum. He said all of the hard work, before and after the festival is worth it.
"Just seeing all of the bands go on there and have a great time and just seeing the pure enjoyment of the fans and even the bands was incredible," he said.
The crowds, for the most part, were on their best behavior and enjoyed the music.
"There was some minor issues that were attended to by the Dover police department but we feel good about our first year," he said.
The festival was expected to bring millions of dollars to Kent County. Restaurants and bars stocked up for the music-filled weekend but some were left waiting.
"We really didn't see much at all this weekend, we were over-staffed, ordered extra liquor, extra food and everything," said Ryan Vonbirgelan, manager McGlynn's Pub. "But come Sunday morning, our brunch, only brunch of the week, we got slammed."
Event organizers are not saying whether Firefly will become an annual event, but Bostrum is very pleased with this year's turn out.
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