I'll probably send people a PM in the next couple days about Brunch. If you want to be in it, let me know. Unless Bunny gets to it before I do.
4th year in a row, Eggspectations it is. 6010 University Blvd, Ellicott City, MD (410) 750-3115 · eggspectations.com
It's about 6 miles from Merriweather, has pretty decent food and most importantly, booze.
We will be aiming to get there around 10ish AM, have a leisurely Brunch and mosey over to the venue before traffic gets utterly fucking dreadful. In past years I have known people who gave up and went home after spending waaay to long in traffic.
El-D please go ahead with PMing people, I'm worthless.
Sure it rained for about 6 hours, but it wasn't until Vampire Weekend that it came down hard enough to really bother me (fortunately only 2 minutes before we found seats in the pavilion out of the rain). In fact, i think it added to some of the sets as i was fully prepared with my poncho and Crocs and could dance in the rain.
Top sets for me: Sky Ferreira and Vampire Weekend (Chvrches would probably be on this list but I underestimated the size of the crowds and wound up too far away). I found a great little dance party in the pavilion for Vampire Weekend.
Speaking of crowds, they gave out way too many tickets this year. Even with the rain it was way more crowded than I have seen in previous years. In addition, there were more people on something extra than I remember seeing before.
Unexpected highlights: watching people fall down the lawn in the mud. I loved all of the new songs the Avett Brothers played.
Even though it was out the in the open, I really enjoyed the lights at Pretty Lights even more with the rain. The lasers were extra sparkly. Also liked the visuals for Kaskade. Thankful we managed seats in the Pavilion for City and Colour as well as Avett Brothers. Only managed to find seats in the far back right though.
Police we talked to said there were a lot of overdoses and we definitely saw some worrisome lookin people even early on in the day at Fire & Rescue/First Aid areas. They agree that they sell WAY too many tickets for this event and that this venue shouldn't hold this many people.
I think we saw some people purposely sliding down the hill on the lawn by the Pavilion and definitely some people under-prepared for the rain. Yay for ponchos and crocs for us too! Heard there was someone selling ponchos for $10!
Though rain/mud would've been appreciated to wait out til the show was over, we still managed to tough it out. The Life in Color show in DC that was boasting how they were better than FreeFest, on the other hand, had little turnout compared to the number of tickets they sold, and my friends that went to it left around 9:30pm. I'm glad we stuck with FreeFest
Post by davidbyrnesbutler on Sept 23, 2013 15:40:33 GMT -5
The rain wasn't bad itself. But with the combination of too many people and mud on a hill, it looked unpleasant outside of the pavillion. Glad I got to see Avett and VW under cover. I really made an effort to see MGMT knowing their reputation and they were worse than I thought. Everyone seemed respectful of each other but some people were at the point of incoherence by sunset. To each his own though haha. I probably won't go next year unless someone REALLY good plays.