The Killers lit up the Firefly main stage on Saturday night. (Photo: Stephen Waldron)
Several other attractions were featured, including hot air balloon rides. (Photo: Stephen Waldron)
DOVER, Del. - Dover Downs, normally reserved for NASCAR races, was booming with music last weekend.
The first Firefly Music Festival was held on the land behind the Speedway, and drew 30,000 fans a day, according to event organizers. Most spectators camped out for the duration of the festival, which ran from Friday afternoon to Sunday night.
Many visitors came from the areas of Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York, but others traveled from even greater distances to be part of the event. One fan, a student at Iowa University, said she had taken several buses and then driven over 15 hours to see the action in Delaware.
Headliners like Jack White, the Killers and Modest Mouse led the way for the first two days of the festival. The Black Keys served as the final act of the event, playing until 11 p.m. Sunday night.
The company behind the event, Red Frog Productions, has yet to confirm that there will be a Firefly in 2013. Visitors were exhausted as they left the 87-acre festival grounds Sunday night, but at least one fan was already looking forward to doing it all again.
"Next year can't come fast enough."
Editor's note: Stephen Waldron is an intern at WBOC, who also worked as a volunteer at the Firefly Music Festival.
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