The bands and performers at FreeFest were pretty interesting to look at (here's the evidence), but not nearly as interesting as the fans. To be fair, the fans had an unfair advantage: The bands got to stay dry. As in previous years, this year's FreeFest attracted a lot of neon-clad ravers (Kaskade had a bigger [...]
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This year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest felt a bit different from the previous versions. The proliferation of dance acts (like Skrillex last year, DJs Kaskade and Pretty Lights played the West Stage rather than the Dance Forest, which caused multiple mass migrations of EDM fans back and forth across the festival grounds), the lack of a [...]
Ghanians know it as Founder's Day. Armenians celebrate their independence from the Soviet Union on this day each year. Around the world, it's called International Peace Day. But this year in Columbia, Md., September 21 belongs to an event of greater importance to drunk college kids: Virgin Mobile FreeFest.
This morning, I.M.P.'s spokesperson announced that the [...]
Any populist music festival worth its subwoofers will be a showcase for T-shirt slogans and various forms of peacocking, and Saturday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest—with an almost-anything-goes lineup spanning genres and age appeals—certainly complied. While photographer Brandon Wu spent a lot of time capturing what was on stage, he also made sure to document the action on [...]
Deadmi5e: FreeFest! Fifty thousand fans showed up, Arts Desk's Ramon Ramirez and Chris Klimek were tweeting, the Washington Post filed this report, and yet no one has explained to me what, exactly, is the point of Deadmau5. Perhaps I will get satisfaction later today, when Ramirez and Klimek post their reactions to the annual concert.
Devil Hands [...]
Sky Rockets in Flight: J. Freedom du Lac led yesterday's WaPo arts section with this, his oral history (!) of the locally penned Starland Vocal Band classic "Afternoon Delight." Money quote, from songwriter Bill Danoff: "When it came out, I was getting my car fixed, and the guy said: 'I heard your record. It’s [...]
Good morning, D.C.! It looks as if Virgin FreeFest was worth whatever you did or didn't pay for it: Most of yesterday's news was roundup upon recap upon review of Ludamalkmuganza.
But, fortunately, TBD also recapped the most awesome nerd summit of the decade, "By Any Other Name: An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon." The performance [...]
Good morning! Still recovering from FreeFest? I am! The reviews are starting to pour in: Here's Click Track's. Here are some thoughts from TBD, although the roundup piece by Andrew Beaujon is also a review of, um, me. (Thanks for the kind words!) Here on Arts Desk, we'll have some more coverage today, including tons [...]
Now that the dust has settled—and I mean settled into my nose, 'neath my fingernails, and in every other crevice of my body—let's talk about what we learned at yesterday's FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Things like:
- Toward the end of the day, the beer dropped in price by $1 (a 24 0z. Bud was going [...]
Yep! It's time to stop rewriting the lyrics to "Range Life" with references to your enemies! FreeFest is today! We've already told you about the best acts you'll see there—a lineup that includes Pavement, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, Joan Jett, and many others—and, with the release of the official schedule, what order [...]