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Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2012 free tickets gone, 'Freemium' passes still available

Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2012 free tickets gone, 'Freemium' passes still available
Skrillex, shown here performing in New York City in June, is one of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest headliners. (Getty)

2:45 p.m. update: It's an annual tradition surrounding FreeFest — tickets become available, there's a mad scramble to secure tickets, many hopeful fans miss out on the freebies and then they take to social media outlets to complain. (Check out Virgin Mobile Live's "Recent Posts by Others on Virgin Mobile Live" on Facebook for a sampling of colorful commentary.)

While spokeswoman Audrey Fix Schaefer would not give exact quantities of tickets that were free versus donation-based and/or Freemium tickets, she did say claims that FreeFest only offers a small percentage of free tickets are "totally incorrect."

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"Tens of thousands of tickets were scooped up — totally for free — within a minute or two of the on-sale," she wrote in an email. "I can tell you last year we had about 50,000 attendees. The vast majority of them got in free. Same will happen this year."

As of 2:45 p.m. Friday, it appeared Freemium tickets are still available.

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