OutKast - Big Boi (left) and Andre 3000 - by 80,000 music fans gathered at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway for the Firefly fest.
DOVER, Del. - While waiting to reach the transcendent moment - Andre 3000 of Outkast, performing "Hey Ya!" at the apex of the headlining set Atlanta rappers gathered Saturday at Firefly Music Festival - 80,000 music fans gathered at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway the weekend was a lot of fun to fill time.
Firefly, which has doubled in size since its inception in 2012, was launched this year on Thursday, with 20,000 campers created for discreet opening indie-rock band Local Natives California and Philadelphia singer-songwriter Amos Lee.
On Friday, the festival - which has been extended from 154 pleasant, if a little dusty, acres - accelerated with rock headliners Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters, whose leader, Dave Grohl, pleased the crowd with tales of Delaware Rehoboth Beach Vacation, and an encore with the Rolling Stones and Alice Cooper covers.
I did not get there until Saturday, and I took nine decent acts excellent in eight hours, the best of which were Beck, Tune-Yards and OutKast, with Brit-rockers Kaiser Chiefs, identical Canadian twins Tegan and Sara and folk band Austin Wild Child is also highlighted.
Besides music on seven stages convenient, Firefly, which was concluded on Sunday with Jack Johnson headlining, always plenty of opportunities to spend time assistants and / or spending money for much of the crowd of twenty years crouched in the Woodlands.
I did not relax in a hammock or get my booty moving in the area of Silent Disco, where dancers DJs listen via headphones. But I did meander through the arcade with pinball machines free pleasantly sunny afternoon, and watched the football World Cup, while sampling in the tent Firefly Ale Brewery, which serves beers Milton, Delaware, Dogfish Head craft beer barons.
So how were OutKast, was on his first tour properly concerts since 2002? The meeting Andre 3000 (real name: Benjamin) and partner Big Boi (Antwan Patton) apparently had a difficult start in Coachella, California, in the spring. Two months, however, the wrinkles have been ironed out.
The duo left that still bears the appropriate "BOB (Bombs Over Baghdad)" from Stankonia 2000 and played a packed with hits, strong short game in hip-hop, always in the indie-pop festival. "I swear to God, it seems like we were just 17 years," said Andre 3000, getting misty while wearing a blonde wig and a shirt that said. "Children of the Corn Bread"
As always, Big Boi and 3000 Firefly worked separately and together. Mini-game Big Boi covered with irrefutable funk of "The Way You Move". The crowd drifted away during the segment tremendously arty Andre 3000 - until the delirious "Hey Ya!" interpretation.
With flat-brimmed black hat and matching outfit, Beck could have passed for an Amish farmer. Although he is on tour behind the new phase of the beautifully calm morning chicha, the Californian music with more tools than a Swiss Army knife reached the firefly to rock the party.
Backed by a band of highly adaptable, which launched hits like "Where is," blew his harmonica on "One Foot in the Grave", covered Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" and slowed briefly for the new album "Blue Moon "and a sublime" Lost Cause "Sea Change 2002. Hopefully, he'll play more tomorrow when leading Xponential Phase Camden Festival in July.
Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus led a band of nearly-all-female translated the polyrhythmic joy of living of their new Nikki Nack perfectly. Kaiser Chiefs Ricky Wilson joined the crowd in singalongs of "I Predict a Riot" and "Never Miss a Beat." And Wild Child attracted listeners to the stage of forest fetching voice and violinist Alexander Beggins Kelsey Wilson.
Wild Feathers, Nashville, LA 1970 proved competent rock country in the cafeteria, where Smallpools impressed with tight indie-pop. Tegan and Sara was loud and catchy songs of the three I took before screwing Beck, and the synth-pop duo Miss Brooklyn Sr. was mediocre.