{updated} My first ever music festival.

{update} Firefly just announced that Passion Pit has cancelled their show & after party on Saturday, along with 6 other upcoming shows, due to lead singer Michael Angelakos’ mental health struggles. I’m super disappointed I won’t get to see them live or hear the new Gossamer tracks performed, but I wish them the best. This also makes my decision on who to see a bit easier. Hey, Lupe!

In exactly four days I will be en route to Delaware for the inaugural Firefly Festival. Firefly seems like Bonnaroo, Jr. – a smaller scale and also not 700 miles away. Originally I wanted to attend Bonnaroo since the line-up was magical, but the cost was just too much for me this year. As soon as my friend Kelsey told me about Firefly, I wanted to go.

Over the past few weeks I’ve spent way too much money on tickets, made an extensive camping list, bought a tent, and planned cute festival outfits. But the hardest part of this experience so far has been planning who to see.

The problem: there are usually at least two performances going on at different stages at the same time. And in a lot of cases, I want to see both.

Luckily, Firefly has a free iPhone app that’s been useful in making my custom schedule and checking out the festival map to plan sprints between shows.

However, I’m still stuck when it comes to choosing between some groups. My current match-ups include:

+The Wallflowers vs. Matt Costa

+Bassnectar vs. Silversun Pickups

+Grouplove vs. The Knocks

+Passion Pit vs. Lupe Fiasco

Seriously? This is like Sophie’s Choice for me. Have you heard Gossamer? Ugh.

Decision was made for me! Lupe Fiasco it is.

+AWOLNATION vs. Bombay Bicycle Club

+The Flaming Lips vs. Girl Talk

If anyone has seen any of the above live, please let me know how they were!

The bands I’m definitely going to see include The Head and the Heart, Cold War Kids, Ra Ra Riot, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Killers, Blind Pilot, OK GO, John Legend, Young the Giant, and more.

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