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September 21, 2010

We're giving away two tickets to sold-out Virgin Mobile FreeFest

Midnight Sun and Co. are feeling benevolent. We've gotten two tickets to Virgin Mobile FreeFest, and we want to give them away.

How? Tweet your favorite things about Midnight Sun blog, using the hashtag #midnightfreefest, or write them in the comments below. You can also write a good reason why you should be considered for the tix.

Make us laugh, make us cry, be creative, or absurd. We'll pick the best answer submitted by noon Friday. 

You can enter as many times as you like, but you MUST be following @MidnightSunBlog to win. If you leave your answer in the comments, include your twitter handle.

In exchange for the two tickets, we'll make you a Midnight Sun tweeting correspondent for the day, and your tweets from the festival will be streamed on our Virgin FreeFest page

Other than the #midnightfreefest contest, there are no more available free tickets for the festival. The last chance to get free tickets for volunteering was Sept. 18. Only VIP pavilion tickets remain for sale, and they cost $125.

Disclosure: The tickets are not donations from festival organizers. They belong to our social media queen bee, Carla Correa, who snagged them back in July and won't be using them.


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Posted by Erik Maza at 7:30 AM | | Comments (22)
Categories: Virgin Mobile Festival
        

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You should give them to @thbaltimorechop because I get up pretty early in the morning, apparently.

And also because I regularly tweet snarky comments from live shows anyway.

But most of all, because I'll probably just give them away again to someone else on twitter.

The thing I like most about Midnight Sun is that it hasn't succumbed to the lowest common denominator of this social networking craze by joining ridiculously ludicrous sites like Twitt.... oh.

how pathetic

I deserve it simply because I don't think Virgin will live up to their end of the bargain for completing the Hygeine Dropoff Volunteer program on Saturday. First one at Mondawmin Mall at noon and they said they would email the tickets...suuure

What the hell is a tweet? Has it really come to this?

Also, I deserve to go to Virgin-apalozza because I don't think T.I.'s gonna make it and someone needs to be able to lay down the flow in "Winner" in case he doesn't show. And that person is me.

Quality and cheap to bought the handbag? Please come here
http://www.coach188.com

You should bestow a ticket on me, @TomOKeefe1, because I would've already live tweeted the event anyway. #AddictedToTwitter

Also, I would love to get a ticket so that I'm not the only one at the Bad Decisions pre-Freefest Tweetup who isn't going. #Fail

Lastly, the Midnight Sun Blog is awesome because it helped me discover Atlas Bar when I lived in Charles Village and the Tiki Barge when I moved to Federal Hill. #Win

You should bestow a ticket on me, @TomOKeefe1, because I would've already live tweeted the event anyway. #AddictedToTwitter

Also, I would love to get a ticket so that I'm not the only one at the Bad Decisions pre-Freefest Tweetup who isn't going. #Fail

Lastly, the Midnight Sun Blog is awesome because it helped me discover Atlas Bar when I lived in Charles Village and the Tiki Barge when I moved to Federal Hill. #Win

You should bestow a ticket on me, @TomOKeefe1, because I would've already live tweeted the event anyway. #AddictedToTwitter

Also, I would love to get a ticket so that I'm not the only one at the Bad Decisions pre-Freefest Tweetup who isn't going. #Fail

Lastly, the Midnight Sun Blog is awesome because it helped me discover Atlas Bar when I lived in Charles Village and the Tiki Barge when I moved to Federal Hill. #Win

Hello, Midnight Sun readers.

Look at your comments.
Now back to mine.
Now back at your comments.
Now back to mine.

Sadly, you're not me, but if you stopped visiting douchey bars in Federal Hill and switched to a neighborhood joint not filled with "brahs," you could drink like you're me.

Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a blog with the comments your comments could sound like!

What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that concert Richard Branson pays for. Look again, my comments are now diamonds!

Anything is possible when your comments are somewhat creative and not just complaints.

I’m on a blog.

I would look back at other people's comments except that I can't see anything other than Tom O'Keefe's 20 posts.

Looks like Tom lives up to your name more than you do.

@Dave F. WHOMP WHOMP.

I would say that I deserve these tickets for never-ending positivity in spite of all the Jerky McJerkersons around here lately. BUUUUUT, I'll be at the Terps game watching what will probably be the last win of their season.

So instead, I'd like to advocate for Spam to win. It took me a hot second to get the joke, but boy did I laugh once I did.

Kudos, Spammy.

Yeah #Jerkeys, dont be so mean you #meanies! Can't you see how cool #McMaza is with #loosendtie and #Glee posts!? @Twitter is the #funnest!

One vote against spam for insulting my neighborhood. (I can't help it if you only stop by to visit Mad River and Magerks after 11 pm on a Friday... I didn't tell you to go there then.)

I want to win but don't know what a Twitter is. Can I use Foresquare or Facebook to enable a victory?

I want the tickets because LCD sounsystem is my favorite band and they're breaking up and I've never seem them live. PLEASE

Spam: The comment your comment could look like. You get my vote!

My sincerest apologies to Dave F. for commenting 20 times.

To everyone else, I'm sorry my comment came up 3 times.

I deserve the tickets because Iam a dirt poor college kid who loves music

Not to steal the thunder from this contest, but Living Social's Deal of the Day is discounted VIP tickets...

http://livingsocial.com/

$60 for the pavillion tickets that were originally $125. You have to buy 6am Thursday AM. $60 is obviously more than free, but not a bad price if you're really in to any of the acts.

Off-topic ... but, as predicted, the Virgin/Ticketfly line of "We will be checking IDs" was bogus. No names on tickets.

While I'm sure the intent was to prevent scalping, what it really did was keep tickets out of the hands of people who wanted to go to the show. People were scared off from that obvious lie. Scalpers still got tons of tickets, CraigsList is still loaded with Virgin Fest tickets.

Epic fail, TicketFly. You're just as bad as Ticketmaster.

#midnightfreefest

#RAVENS

PICK ME! I HAVE THE GREATEST TWEETS AND I WILL TWEET EVERY MOMENT OF VIRGIN FEST.
I WAS BORN TO ROCK OUT LIKE A KNOCK OUT...AND I AM THE PERFECT LOCAL REPRESSENTAIVE. IM ALL ABOUT MY HOMETOWN AND I TRY TO BE AT ALL LOCAL EVENTS...
AND FOR THE REST OF THE DAY I WILL FLODD MY FOLLOWERS TIMELINES WITH #midnightfreefest TWEETS

CHECK ME OUT!

@QUECHELE AKA GORGEOUS JONES AKA MRS. ANQUAN BOLDIN #81

The sign might read "You are here" but it never explains why...

Why am I here seeking tickets? Tickets not for myself but rather for two friends. Friends I would do anything ten-thousand times for. If you have similar friends then you see precisely the why.

Whatever the outcome, the Midnight Sun surely knows that it is for our happiness to recognize the fact it is.

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About Erik Maza
Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.
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