Firefly Music Festival 2014: Our best photos from the East Coast music fest
OutKast, Weezer, Beck and the Foo Fighters had the crowds surfing all weekend long at the third edition of the East Coast music blowout
The reason for the nonstop merriment: Firefly’s truly killer lineup that, in our estimation, one-ups its more established festival breathren in Indio, California; Manchester, Tennessee; and Chicago. Sure, most fests are being treated to the glorious reunion of Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast—hey ya!—but none are supplementing the lineup with a triumphant turn-of-the-millennium triumvirate of Beck, Weezer and the Foo Fighters (if we want to make it a quartet, Third Eye Blind was on the bill too, reacquainting us with its “Semi-Charmed Life”). Add to the mix a barrage of electric performances from Cage the Elephant, Twenty One Pilots, Pretty Lights, Childish Gambino, Phantogram and Grouplove—and you’ve got yourself quite a stew.
The only downside: dust. Everywhere. But, hey, that’s what happens when you’ve got 80,000 strong dancing in a twiggy forest. We can’t wait to see how Firefly raises the game next year, and we’ll be sure to bring extra bandannas.