LIVE BLOG: Virgin Mobile FreeFest

| September 21, 2013
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freefestToday is a one day getaway, Virgin Mobile FreeFest takes place on the grounds of Merriweather Post Pavilion, a wooded haven in Columbia, Maryland–just miles away from Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

We will be among the more than 50,000 avid fans who will be attending the largest FREE music festival in the country. Going strong for 8 years, and its 5th year as completely FREE, it has become a local staple with national roots.

As a result of FreeFest donations, producers were able to help the Sasha Bruce Youthwork open the doors to the RE*Generation House, a brand new transitional living center in Washington D.C. Donations not only keep the doors of this house open, but also underwrite specialized programming around urban farming and entrepreneurship.

Eye On Annapolis will be live blogging today from the festival grounds with photos, and hopefully interviews (praying to the tech gods). We have two photographers on site to capture the action as well as our new Music Editor, Kati Mayers. There are more than 20 bands playing today and we are most excited to see Black Joe Lewis, MGMT, The Avett Brothers, Vampire Weekend, Kaskade, Robin Thicke, Icona Pop, and Pretty Lights.  Stay tuned and tune in!

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 10:47

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The Avett Brothers took the stage at 730 and the crowd was instantly singing along with all their hits.

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:22

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After some technical glitches, MGMT took the stage to a crowd that surged into the amphitheater. The hill was packed as their electric show enthralled all.

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 05:01

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And some tweets from around the twittersphere….

And a big thank you to Sir Richard Branson for bringing this to Columbia and for the good it does for The Re*generation

Sat, 21 Sep 2013 04:45

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And Icona Pop…

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 04:31

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First set of photos up. Black Joe Lewis at FreeFest.

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 02:45

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Some photos from the grounds early in the day!

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 02:01

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Swinging away!

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 01:26

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The Virgin FreeFest is getting underway.  Make sure you download the app for iPhone and Droid to catch all the fun including alerts to your favorite bands.

2013-09-21 11.35.00

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:24

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Houston, we have made connection.

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:24

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Initiating live blog…check 1,2….check…check.

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