The Virgin Mobile FreeFest is under way
It's breezy and beautiful at Merriweather Post Pavilion -- perfect weather for the Virgin Mobile FreeFest.
I'm not going to be blogging as much in years past, but if you're at the festival (or want to keep up on the happenings), Sun scribe Julie Scharper will be tweeting all day. Just follow @juliemore ...
Right now, Sunday's Roulette is playing on the West Stage. Don't know who they are? You're not alone. Same goes for The Birthday Massacre, who won the Book the Band contest. The real action gets underway when St. Vincent plays at 12:45 a.m.
Sir Richard Branson is going to be popping up all over the place today. He's taking a photo with Free I.P. volunteers at noon, guest bartending with Flava Flav and Tom DeLonge at 4 p.m. to benefit homeless youth organizations, touring the grounds with Washington mayor Adrian Fenty, judging a Chuck Taylor shoe contest ... you get the picture. Wonder if he's gonna get the chance to see some music?
Perhaps the wildest stunt will come at 7:30 p.m., when Red Bull Skydivers are going to (hopefully) land on top the pavilion roof. Branson will be there to greet them (of course) with a glass of bubbly. The rebel billionaire strikes again!
All right. Time to see some music.