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Milford Beacon
  • The final hours of Firefly

  • The last hours of a mostly mellow Firefly Festival kicked off about an hour ago. Everyone is moving a bit slower today but that doesn't mean enthusiasm has waned one bit.
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  • Firefliers woke up to sunny skies this morning for the final hours of Firefly.
    After three days of heavy drinking and roaming from stage to stage in the hot sun, everyone is moving a bit slower today. That doesn’t mean that enthusiasm has waned, though.
    Charleigh Baston, a tow-headed 22-year-old from Maryland said she’s tired from roughing it at the campground for the last couple of days but she expects her second wind to show up just in time for one of the bands she’s most looking forward to seeing: The Lumineers.
    “I love them and can’t wait to see them live,” she said with a look of dreamy exuberance. “That show is going to rock.”
    Overall, the mellow crowds haven’t had many complaints over the course of the last several days. Morgan Huprich and Chris Hurley have been driving in from their Maryland hotel every day.
    “Everything has been great,” Hurley said. “The weather has been good, thankfully, and everyone has been really nice. We’re definitely interested in coming back next year. “
    For more than a few unlucky fans, the weekend has not been all fun and games. The EMS has carted off more than a few zealous attendees, more interested in music than hydration. Everyone seems to have a story of seeing someone pass out or throw up.
    Kevin Marcisohn was hanging out at The Backyard Stage, waiting for Cage the Elephant to perform and said that he’s seen two different girls pass out.
    “It sucks when you’re not smart about it,” he said. “There’s a lot of beer to drink but when you get out in the sun, you just have to drink some water every now and again, too. Or, eat something. I don’t get letting yourself get to that point.”
    Today’s lineup includes more than 30 performances from acts like City and Colour, Weezer, the Lumineers and Jack Johnson. The last act, Big Gigantic, hits the Backyard Stage at 10 p.m.
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