If you are not already familiar, Franz Ferdinand is a rock group from Scotland that has been around since 2002 (much longer than many of the other acts that played over the weekend.) Because their last studio album, “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions” was released back in 2013, I was surprised to see their name on this year’s lineup, trying to figure out if there was an album that I had missed since middle school.
They played a bunch of tracks off of their self-titled album that was released back in 2009 (my personal favorite), as well as a slew of tracks off of their newest album and “You Could Have It So Much Better,” released in 2005.
Their 6 p.m. time slot while the sun was going down was a beautiful sight and drew an excited crowd that I could tell also went through a Franz Ferdinand phase around the 7th grade (like I did). Though the crowd at Firefly is majority college-aged (give or take) people, the crowd clearly was very familiar with the older works of the band, making for a high-energy show. Hopefully they will release something new soon.