Wednesday, July 30, 2014

how to cope with the cancellation of freefest

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but our beloved Virgin Mobile FreeFest will not be returning this year (legit news proof here). To help you mourn this loss, we've put together a quick list to help you all (and ourselves) get through this hard time.

1. Let it out. 
We understand, this is a tough loss. Take a moment to be sad and read past recaps from 2013, 2012, and 2011. It will help with the healing process.

2. Rejoice that your stress levels won't rise exponentially trying to get free tickets.
Actually getting free tickets to FreeFest is no small feat. Appreciate the fact that this year you won't have to tactfully reschedule meetings around ticket pre-sales and curse the inventor of captchas.

3. Appreciate your freedom to not be stuck outside in a mud slide.
As much as we love Merriweather Post Pavilion, there are little to no options when the skies decide to open up right before Icona Pop performs (see: Freefest 2013). Celebrate the fact that you will no longer need to fashion a shelter out of discarded Jack Daniels boxes.

4. Grab tickets for another festival instead!!
As the saying goes, there are plenty of fish in the sea. Instead of sitting on your coach crying about your loss to the unsympathetic Frank Underwood, grab tickets to another all day festival! Might we recommend:

Mad Decent Block Party -- August 1 at Merriweather featuring Sleigh Bells, Diplo and more! (tix start at $45)
2014 Summer Spirit Festival -- August 2 at Merriweather featuring Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, RDGLDGRN and more! (tix start at $46)
Trillectro -- August 23 at RFK featuring Big Sean, Bauuer and more! (tix start at $49)
All Things Go Fall Classic -- September 13 at Union Market featuring Future Islands, Haerts and more! (tix start at $45)
Route 29 Revue -- September 13 at Merriweather featuring Trampled by Turtles, Iron & Wine and more! (tix start at $40)

5. But seriously, dance with us (and Future Islands) at All Things Go's Fall Classic.
Not to bias you or anything, but all the cool kids will be at Union Market enjoying the INCREDIBLE live show that is Future Islands. (And eating all the pork buns we can stomach from Toki Underground.)

6. Believe in yourself. 
Together, we'll get through this.

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