As fans gathered before Firefly's main stage for Friday night's showcase set from Jack White, an innocuous drizzle that cooled festival goers throughout the day turned into a heavier rain. And as the wind whipped through the treetops of the Woodlands, it was obvious that a storm was coming.
But the night's only thunder would eminate from the stage as White and his band launched into a bombastic set with the White Stripes hit "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground."
The 90-plus minute set drew heavily from White's new solo record "Blunderbuss" but also touched on White Stripes staples and The Raconteurs' "Steady As She Goes."
Before White, more than a dozen other bands - including the likes of The Wallflowers, OK Go, Silversun Pickups and The Heartless Bastards entertained tens of thousands of music fans that descended on Dover from across the country.
Through Sunday night, the 840-acre campus owned by the Dover International Speedway will be packed with music fans - many camping nearby.
While dark clouds hovered over the venue all day, only a few showers came of it, allowing music lovers attending to enjoy the show. With vintage arcade games and a replicated Napa Valley vineyard, festival-goers have a lot to keep them busy throughout the day and the entire weekend. Hot-air balloon rides weren't up and running Friday, due to wind conditions, Firefly organizers said.
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