TICKETS: The "free" passes were gone in mere minutes, but as of Sept. 17, fans could still get tickets via two ways. "Free-IP" tickets (click here for more information) require a person to volunteer his/her time, typically three to four hours, at a local charity in Baltimore, Washington or northern Virginia.
There's also the "Freemium" ticket package, which costs $49.50 before surcharges. It includes a charitable donation to Virgin Mobile USA's youth homelessness initiatives, a T-shirt and more.
PARKING: Free, which includes spaces for buses and motorhomes
YOU CAN BRING: Small tote-style umbrellas, (2) plastic factory-sealed water bottles or an empty reusable water bottle, small digital/disposable cameras, small blankets or beach towels, kid supplies when accompanying a child (i.e. stroller, kiddie food), sunglasses/hats/sunscreen, a valid photo ID to drink
YOU CAN'T BRING: Framed/large backpacks, knives/weapons, chains or chain wallets, chairs of any kind, outside food, coolers, tents or large umbrellas, video cameras, audio recording devices, professional cameras (changeable lenses), pets, drugs/paraphernalia, laser pointers
• The Baltimore Sun's Virgin Mobile Freefest 2012 Guide
• Virgin Mobile Freefest 2012 website