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Dover Post
  • The Killers, Modest Mouse draw big crowds

  • Day two of the Firefly Music Festival included a star-studded lineup across four stages on the grounds of the Dover International Speedway. With mellow weather and even mellower crowds, the festival seems to be a huge success so far.


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  • The Killers closed out the second day of the Firefly Music Festival, drawing in the biggest crowd of the day for their 9:30 p.m. performance Saturday night.
    Lead singer Brandon Flowers and his band put on a stellar performance that was met with raucous cheering and singing along with the band. Flowers’ first words included a brief greeting following a 15-minute delay.
    “Well, hellow there Delaware,” Flowers said. “Thanks for sticking around.”
    This followed a brief but dazzling light show and preceded familiar favorites “Somebody Told Me” and “Smile Like You Mean It.”
    They went on to thrill with several songs from their new album as well.
    And while the main Firefly Stage may have belonged to The Killers Saturday night, Porland, OR based indie rockers made their mark their as well. The surprise addition to the lineup also drew in a surprisingly big crowd who were thrilled with the typically intense set the band delivered.
    Lead singer Isaac Brock sang through the buckets of sweat with vintage tunes like “Doin’ the Cockroach” and more than half of their immensely popular album “Good News For People Who Love Bad News.”
    A sound glitch was audible and noticeable during “Missed the Boat,” from the band’s last album, “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.”
    The band rallied, though, with several more songs and Brock, finally frustrated with the sound issues, ended the hour-long performance saying, “Perfect end to a perfect performance. My shit’s broken.”
    However, only five minutes later, the band returned to a thunderous roar when they gave a several song encore for another half-hour impassioned performance.
    Continue to follow the Dover Post for updates throughout the final day of the festival, including photo galleries, video and on-the-ground stories.
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