Tinder connects Firefly festival guest with musical artists from The Woodlands
It’s not just the music that keeps people entertained at Firefly.
A 21-year-old newcomer to the Dover festival found out after meeting two Firefly artists, a DJ and an alternative artist, on Tinder this week.
For festival-goer Margaux M., who requested that her last name not be used in this article, the experience was trippy with an alternative artist and a DJ.
“It’s a little surreal,” said Margaux, of Pennsylvania. “It humanizes artists in a weird way because they’re on Tinder like the rest of us.”
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The 21-year-old paired the two performers on Friday. But she doesn’t know if either of them contacted her because she hasn’t kept tabs on her Tinder messages.
That’s because Margaux preserved her phone’s battery, she explained, and she tried to enjoy the festival as much as possible without being glued to her phone.
So why did Margaux slip right on the two artists in the first place? “I’m just here for a conversation.”
It’s not uncommon for people to find artists or athletes on Tinder. This has been happening for years, and one of the latest examples was in July during the Tokyo Olympics.
Reed Kavner, from Brooklyn, went viral on TikTok after making a video in which he uploaded his Tinder location to the Olympic Village “so I can fall in love with an Olympian.” Kavner tweeted.
Her TikTok video, which exploded with over 6 million views, revealed the Tinder profiles of a few Olympians on the dating app.
TikTok liked Kavner’s strategy, which blew some people away.
“Man lives in the year 3000,” wrote an impressed TikToker.
“You are not at the Olympics but you are winning the game,” praised another TikToker.
“My roommate did the exact same thing in 2018 for the winter games,” another user wrote.
“You are four steps ahead,” said one person.
After Firefly ends on Sunday, festival newbie Margaux M. will see if her strategy of swiping right on Firefly artists will allow her to get some interesting conversations with one of the two artists she paired with on Tinder. .
But if not, it won’t be a big deal for Margaux as she wasn’t looking for a partner.
“I’m not trying to have a festival fling because [my friend and I] were just talking about how some of our friends in the past have had adventures at the festival, and they don’t normally work out the way you expected.
Andre Lamar is the reporting / lifestyle reporter. If you have an interesting story idea, email Andre Lamar at [email protected]