I went to the Virgin Mobile Freefest in Columbia, MD back in October. I highly recommend this festival for everyone on the east coast, as 1) it is free (if you score a free ticket, which involves refreshing your computer at 10 AM on said friday morning), 2) it’s pretty (located at the Merriweather Post Pavilion (the Animal Collective album is named after this place!), home to tons of greenery and trees, 3) it’s free, 4) you love music and want to see some bands you hate, love and have no clue who they are 5) parking is free too. How is this possible? Good ol’ Richard Branson. My favorite set was M83, followed by Santigold and Portugal the Man.
Getting so excited for Coachella 2013!!