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Yada

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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #375 on: October 04, 2012, 10:36:39 am »
Thanks.

We've actually taken her to numerous shows, with varying degrees of success. I think her first show was Old 97's at Baltimore Artscape when she was a baby. She's been to two Seattle Bumbershoot Festivals, three Wolftrap shows (two Wilco, one David Byrne), and several outdoor things with local acts. I think the key to success is having other things for her to do (she loves to draw/sketch, food and drink are always a great diversion, sitting on the lawn is always a plus), and not being in the same place for too long. We'll shoot for Ben Folds, ZZ Top, and M83, with a dinner/roaming break during Alabama Shakes. So we'll be done by 8:50. Hopefully, that won't be too much.

I'll have to remember to ply her mom with lots of overpriced beer. Even if we can't be in the 932. Hope there are some decent options.

Good luck.  I took my oldest (7 at the time) to his first real rock show (U2 - insert snarky comments here) last summer.  In the beginning it was great seeing the look of awe and excitement on his face.  About halfway through he was finished though (not to mention I was getting tired of constantly picking him up so he could see).

This was of course a nighttime show, so YMMV.  At least it will be easy to pick you out of the crowd there.

Oh, and you won't be able to bring her into the 932 (I think?)

Enjoy your Stella brah!

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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #376 on: October 04, 2012, 10:48:32 am »
If the only decent beer is inside the 932, you can always buy one inside and walk out with it. You don't have to consume it inside the 932.
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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #377 on: October 04, 2012, 10:53:35 am »
James, don't let her see Future Islands.... hahaha
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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #378 on: October 04, 2012, 10:54:01 am »
Does anybody know if outside food is permitted inside? The Merriweather website seems to imply it's ok for regular shows. But are there different rules for Freefest?



http://www.merriweathermusic.com/faq/

? No bottles, cans, or coolers.
? Only one empty or factory-sealed water bottle allowed per customer.
? No outside beverages.
? Personal food items in clear, disposable, non-glass containers are permitted.

James Ford

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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #379 on: October 04, 2012, 10:58:52 am »
To answer my own question, from the Baltimore Sun:
(looks like we're bringing three peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the kid, lol).


YOU CAN BRING: Small tote-style umbrellas, (2) plastic factory-sealed water bottles or an empty reusable water bottle, small digital/disposable cameras, small blankets or beach towels, kid supplies when accompanying a child (i.e. stroller, kiddie food), sunglasses/hats/sunscreen, a valid photo ID to drink

YOU CAN'T BRING: Framed/large backpacks, knives/weapons, chains or chain wallets, chairs of any kind, outside food, coolers, tents or large umbrellas, video cameras, audio recording devices, professional cameras (changeable lenses), pets, drugs/paraphernalia, laser pointers


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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #380 on: October 04, 2012, 11:03:23 am »
We'll shoot for Ben Folds, ZZ Top, and M83, with a dinner/roaming break during Alabama Shakes.

Sounds pretty much like my schedule.  I'll give a shoutout if I see you.
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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #381 on: October 04, 2012, 11:05:00 am »
James, don't let her see Future Islands.... hahaha
What is wrong with Future Islands?  They have great music, and have been fun the two or three times that I have seen them.

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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #382 on: October 04, 2012, 11:14:16 am »
Nothing wrong with them (i like them too)...singer just might be too scary for a kid.
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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #383 on: October 04, 2012, 11:19:03 am »
My daughter has boldly proclaimed that she isn't afraid of anything. But I'm still not stretching the day any longer than it is already, so won't be going early to se them.

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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #384 on: October 04, 2012, 01:43:40 pm »
rain, rain, go away...
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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #385 on: October 04, 2012, 01:50:05 pm »
rain, rain, go away...


Saturday A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 5 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.Saturday Night A chance of showers, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #386 on: October 04, 2012, 02:46:46 pm »
It's that time of year where I give away my pair of Virgin Fest tickets? Who wants them?

First person to PM can have them. Please send me your email address in the PM.

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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #387 on: October 04, 2012, 05:57:14 pm »
from facebook:

BIG NEWS! Virgin Mobile Live is releasing over 1,000 special one-day only $20 'Karma Tickets' TOMORROW! Proceeds go to The Re*Generation House, our new homeless youth shelter built on the donations of prior FreeFests!

Why? Because we want to raise enough money for this new shelter that they won't have to worry about funding for at least 2 years!

Tix will be available at the Merriweather Post Pavilion SOUTH box office and the 9:30 Club box office from 12PM -6PM, or until they run out. Two ticket limit!

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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #388 on: October 05, 2012, 10:01:36 am »
thank you, seth/IMP/virgin/concert gods, for staggering the end of the festival.  jack white ends at 10:20 while the other stages will go on until 10:50.  this should spread out the rush to exit the parking lots.  cool.
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Re: Virgin Freefest 2012
« Reply #389 on: October 05, 2012, 10:03:26 am »
Are we going to be allowed to park in the Columbia Mall parking lot?  That's always my preferred spot for MPP shows, but I presume the numbers will be much greater tomorrow and so they might have different rules/enforcement over there.
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