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serpent boy

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Re: FREEFEST 2011
« Reply #615 on: September 13, 2011, 12:43:13 pm »
9 Best Moments of Virgin Mobile FreeFest
http://www.spin.com/gallery/9-best-moments-virgin-mobile-freefest

From the article:
"Making out anything more than catch phrases was impossible, but here's what Adebimpe was probably singing in "Caffeinated Consciousness": "I'm in an army / A mega-shake / A force of nature." "

I guess it just reinforces Spin's point, but TVOTR didn't play "Caffeinated Consciousness."

miss pretentious

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Re: FREEFEST 2011
« Reply #616 on: September 13, 2011, 03:02:18 pm »
9 Best Moments of Virgin Mobile FreeFest
http://www.spin.com/gallery/9-best-moments-virgin-mobile-freefest

I'm pretty sure no one from Spin was actually there. Because in no way was Cut Copy was a better performance than !!!
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Re: FREEFEST 2011
« Reply #617 on: September 15, 2011, 12:10:15 am »
Pictures: Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2011 hits and misses
http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/music/midnight-sun-blog/bs-ae-virgin-fest-hits-misses-pg,0,1651123.photogallery

from the write-up on this first page:
"The free tickets, a feature since 2009, are what set FreeFest apart from virtually every other major music festival. Branson said the plan is to keep the festival free for some years going forward. "No promises, but every year we do what we can to keep it free," he said."

free is obviously awesome, but i think it would make more sense to charge a little something - like $20.  it would discourage people from hoarding tickets if they're unsure they want to go.  the tickets are worth at least $80-100, so $20 would still be a huge gift and a the best value in the entire summer festival circuit. 
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