31 aug 2009, 17:08
Sun 30 Aug – Virgin Mobile FreeFest
Favorite moment: music: Franz Ferdinand.
festival event: drawing on chucks. shamelessly corporate but fun.
been going to this annually since it's inception.
the fest was put together last minute, but you couldn't tell from the setting.
the venue change was surprising as i've never done Merriweather, and the fest made good use of it's grounds. the quality of the sponsored activities was high and more enjoyable that past activities.
the major drawback for the location is the pavilion itself. it's not inviting and the long cue to get into the seated area was not worth it. the static seating leads to a less organic flow to enjoy each of the stages. you invest way to much for the main stage.
and lets be honest, this was a second-rate cast. were i to have a vested interest on anyone that played the main stage i'd be more upset.
the pavilion is the one big reason i'd like the festival to return to Pimlico or another venue.