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Firefly, Where You Belong

“Firefly, Where You Belong” A story from our favorite hammock couple, Ciera & Austin.   We were both born and raised in Rhode Island in the smallest town in the smallest state. Coming from such a small area you don’t see a lot of the world and what else is out there. Being only both 19 before heading to college…

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Announcing Firefly, The Fan-Curated Music Festival

For as many words as we have in the English language, often feelings are evoked and English falls short. In these moments, we have to lean on other languages for clarity. For instance, “komorebi” is Japanese for “scattered sunlight shining through the leaves of trees” and “forelsket” is Norwegian for “the euphoria you experience when first falling in love”. One…

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People of Firefly: Andy Vastagh

I was born in Chicago and lived about 20 min north of downtown. My backyard was a cornfield.  We moved to Memphis in first grade.  I struggled through school daydreaming and doodling and generally just wanting to get out of there and be an artist, whatever that meant. My family weren’t artists, so my father had no idea of what…

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People of Firefly: Stephen Estevez

I’m from Seattle, but I was born in Hawaii.  At a very young age my mom came to the US on an arranged marriage from the Dominican Republic. I come from a large family and my father was in the Marines which caused us to move around a lot. He had a pretty illustrious career in the Marine Corps, he…

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Catching up with Mike Rocket

Before Firefly this year, we told you about Mike Rocket, a performer who, every year, would perform outside the gates for anyone passing by. He would play every day of every year of the festival in any kind of weather, dedicated to his music and his dream of getting heard by as many people as possible. We were so inspired…

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People of Firefly: Slackline Evan

Name: Evan Bartlett, 19, Ohio   My name is Evan, but everyone calls me Sunshine. I’m from a small town in Ohio where I grew up on a fifteen acre farm with eight horses, ten cats and five dogs. I’m the youngest of four kids. My Mom is the best person I know and she worked her ass off to…

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People of Firefly: Daniel Ellis

Daniel Ellis, 22, Maryland   I went from a relatively secluded 18 year old to a 22 year young adventure seeking music lover within a 45 minute set.  In 2013 I worked security for the festival and caught all the acts playing the Porch Stage. I met these awesome ladies who told me that if I got the chance I…

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People of Firefly: Mia Who Met Flo

Mike Pyne: “We had taken Mia to Firefly before in 2014. She’s a big Foo Fighters fan and the lineup that year had so many bands she sings along to in the car with Mommy, we just had to go. She’s seen Flo twice before, and we were trying to figure out where we would all go this summer. and…

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The Elements

One of my favorite things about camping is being exposed to the elements: the sun, the wind, the rain. When the elements are in beautiful balance with one another, enjoying them is so much more…..enjoyable. But, when any one of these elements swings to an extreme, the enjoyment factor can plummet. I mean, who relishes being completely soaked from an…

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Stay So Fresh, So Clean at #Firefly2016

Camping at a music festival can provide some of the best memories of your entire trip. From bonding with your campmates to having the sickest campsite setup of all time, “roughing it” is both the best experiential and economical way to experience a festival. However, showering while camping can become problematic to say the least. If smelling like a pig for 2­4 days doesn’t…

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