Firefly Music Festival Celebrates Five Years!

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(PCM) Firefly Music Festival is celebrating their fifth year anniversary and what a glorious five years it has been!  We have been attending Firefly since its’ inaugural year and it has been amazing to witness the ways in which it continues to grow and expand becoming one of the staples of the summer music festival circuit.

Like a beacon from above, the sun was shining bright to kick-off the weekend and Thursday’s mild rain showers did nothing to dampen the spirits of the over 90,000 fans in attendance for this year’s incredible festival. The crew at both RedFrog and Goldenvoice, who work tirelessly for month to put Firefly together, have truly outdone themselves this year and without a doubt the festival is looking better than ever before!

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Five years marks a huge celebration for Firefly Music Festival and just walking around the grounds taking notice of all the new improvements and added features was breathtaking. There were several fantastic art installations, photo op areas, new (and improved) pathways to cross between stages and most importantly a new drainage system in place to deal with an inclement weather that could have (and thankfully didn’t) arise.

The areas surrounding both the Treehouse Stage and the CoffeeHouse stages have become permanent fixtures on the grounds and the addition of the elevated viewing platform, with super swanky cabanas, in the VIP area  are fantastic additions to the ever expanding festival experience.

2016 also marks the first time that Firefly Music Festival was live streaming thanks to a partnership between Red Frog Events, Yahoo and Toyota. The festival had previously worked with AXS TV in the past for some live streaming, but it is much more seamless this year, so folks at home that couldn’t make it out can see exactly how much fun they are missing.

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During the kick-off press conference for Firefly, Delaware Tourism Director Linda Parkowski commented that Delaware is truly embracing Firefly 2016 and it has been absolutely wonderful to witness so many individuals having a great time in Delaware, many of whom may be visiting for the very first time.

Parkowski went on to say that the age demographic for tourism in Delaware has expanded to ages 25-55 and millennials are now visiting Delaware thanks of course to Firefly and it’s impact.  Governor Jack Markell was also on hand for the press conference and was throughly enjoying spending his weekend at Firefly Music Festival. He was thrilled with all the “great food vendors, amenities, and overall hospitality from the people of Delaware” and added that Firefly will continue to “define Delaware for years to come”.

There were so many performance highlights throughout the four-day festival that we almost don’t know where to begin. While many felt that this year’s line-up was a bit weak compared to some of the heavy hitting headliners from years past such as Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters and Tom Petty, we actually think that the 2016 line-up brought more of an eclectic group of artists together and made for quite an interesting smorgasbord of performances to catch throughout the day.

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Stealing the show this year was undoubtedly, Florence & The Machine, A$AP Rocky and Blink 182. Seeing Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker perform on the festivals Treehouse Stage, snuggled deeply in the woods was an extra special treat. We also thoroughly enjoyed sets from Deadmau5, Tame Imapala, Ludacris (who made up for his missed performance Friday night, but waking us up bright and early on Sunday), Fitz and The Tantrums, Flogging Molly, Saint Motel, The Struts, Gallant, Major Lazer and M83 to name just a few.

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We absolutely can’t wait to see what Firefly 2017 will have in-store, as they are always a festival full of good times and surprises! Great job!

 

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Kanye Stirs Up Controversy With ‘Famous’ Music Video Featuring Various Naked Celebs Including Taylor Swift

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(PCM) The words Kanye West and controversy always seem to go hand in hand and he is once again stirring the pot with his latest music video for the song “Famous” off his latest album release “The Life Of Pablo”.  Despite the fact that the album has been out since Valentine’s Day, “Famous” is still the only official single and the first track off the album to receive a music video, and a very NSFW one at that, but from Kanye would you expect anything less.

As he recently tweeted, “Can somebody sue me already? #Ill wait”, Kanye already realizes that he could be in hot water for his video’s depicting of several high-profile celebrities in the nude laying on a massive bed together. Many of the naked celebs featured in the video are realistic looking wax figures, however there are definitely a few such as Kanye, himself, his wife Kim Kardashian, singer Rihanna, and Caitlyn Jenner who may actually be real, judging by the bodily movements when taking a closer look at the video.

Other celebrities whose naked likeness is represented are Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, Vouge editor Anna Wintour, Chris Brown, Amber Rose, Ray J and shockingly Bill Cosby. Kanye claims the video, which is only currently available for viewing on Tidal, is a comment on fame and he says that other celebrity friends he shared the video with began complaining because they wanted to “be in the bed”.

Love him or hate him, Kanye always has a very unique and artistic viewpoint on pop culture and is never afraid to push the limits for the sake of art and social commentary. Some celebrities featured in the video have already spoken out about having their nude likeness splayed out in the video. While, Chris Brown was jokingly complaining about his “plumber’s crack”, Taylor Swift is said to be horrified by her depiction in the video.  Other celebrities have yet to publicly comment.

You can see a shortened snippet of the video below, keep in mind that it is incredibly NSFW and contains both implied and actual nudity.

 

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: ‘It Do Take Nerve’ By Ryan Skyy feat. Jack Mizrahi

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(PCM) We are super excited to premiere the brand new music video for “It Do Take Nerve” from Ryan Skyy feat. Jack Mizrahi. You may recognize the song, as it went viral as part of an electro-house score that Ryan Skyy produced for Marco Marco’s LA and NY fashion shows after the first plus-size male model ever featured during fashion week, Dexter Mayfield, strutted down the runway to this track and lit up social media and the fashion world

The music video features vocals by voguing MC Jack Mizrahi and is directed by Edgar Dela Torre. The video pays homage to late 80s and early 90s nostalgia and voguing street culture, which has long been an underlining influence of dance and pop culture.

 Plus-size male model, Dexter Mayfield, also makes an appearance in the video, along with Javier Ninja from the House of Ninja, considered to be the top voguer in the world, alongside voguers Mercury Xtravaganza, Carlos Irizarry, and Eric Sanchez. Also featured in the video is Eden the Doll, a transgender model from LA. Shot throughout parts of LA and Venice Beach, “Nerve” features central themes of applauding courage, standing up and not being afraid, being unbothered, having that intestinal fortitude, loving yourself, closing the closet door behind you and never letting anyone put you back in.

Put your vougeing shoes on and enjoy!

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DJ Earworm’s Summer Mash-Up Provides The Perfect Soundtrack For The Season

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(PCM) Each year we anxiously await for another amazing mash-up for DJ Earworm and his summer 2016 mix certainly fails to disappoint. He has managed to take 19 summer hits and create a gorgeous mash-up that provides the perfect soundtrack for the summer season.

Many of the tracks such as Lukas Graham’s “7 Years”, DNCE’s “Cake By The Ocean”, Rihanna’s “Work”, Beyonce’s “Formation” and of course Twenty One Pilots “Stressed Out” are already stuck in our heads day in and day out, so why not mash them all together in a super mix … it’s brilliant!

A full list of songs used in DJ Earworm’s mash-up can be found below:

Beyonce – Formation
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – This is what you came for
Chainsmokers Featuring Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
DNCE – Cake by the Ocean
Desiigner – Panda
Drake – One Dance
Drake – Summer Sixteen
Fifth Harmony – Work From Home
Flo Rida – My House
G-Eazy feat Bebe Rexha – Me, myself and I
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Zara Larsson – Lush Life
Zara Larsson & MNEK – Never Forget You
Mike Posner – I took a Pill in Ibiza (SeeB Remix)
Rihanna – Needed Me
Rihanna feat. Drake – Work
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out
Zayn – Pillowtalk

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Kid Receives A Better Interview With Kanye West Than Most Professional Journalists!

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(PCM) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were recently spotted celebrating their daughter North West’s third birthday at Disneyland, however despite the day being all about North, another child has stolen some of the spotlight with his glorious nine second interview with Kanye West, which turned out better than what most professional journalists can get out of Yeezy.

The interview is pure gold, as believe it or not, the young reporter-to-be, even got Kanye to smile. Give this kid a gold star!  The interview was posted to Snapchat and has since been shared dozens of times. Kanye gives this kid the most Kanye answer possible when asked “How did you write “I Love Kanye”?” by saying “I just thought about what I loved”.

So poetic! Somebody get this kid a full-time job now! You can see the full nine second interview below:

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Kid Receives A Better Interview With Kanye West Than Most Professional Journalists!

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(PCM) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were recently spotted celebrating their daughter North West’s third birthday at Disneyland, however despite the day being all about North, another child has stolen some of the spotlight with his glorious nine second interview with Kanye West, which turned out better than what most professional journalists can get out of Yeezy.

The interview is pure gold, as believe it or not, the young reporter-to-be, even got Kanye to smile. Give this kid a gold star!  The interview was posted to Snapchat and has since been shared dozens of times. Kanye gives this kid the most Kanye answer possible when asked “How did you write “I Love Kanye”?” by saying “I just thought about what I loved”.

So poetic! Somebody get this kid a full-time job now! You can see the full nine second interview below:

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