1. Festival Weekend Gets Going

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While 40,000 people descended on Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilionfor Virgin Mobile FreeFest, featuring performances by LCDSoundsystem, M.I.A., Pavement, Ludacris, Matt & Kim, Jimmy Eat World, andmore, the party officially got underway Friday night at D.C.'slegendary 9:30 Club with a private performance by Edward Sharpe & theMagnetic Zeros.

Check out photos from the gig here, and come back to SPIN.com on Monday forfull FreeFest coverage and video interviews!

2. Festival Weekend Gets Going

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While 40,000 people descended on Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilionfor Virgin Mobile FreeFest, featuring performances by LCDSoundsystem, M.I.A., Pavement, Ludacris, Matt & Kim, Jimmy Eat World, andmore, the party officially got underway Friday night at D.C.'slegendary 9:30 Club with a private performance by Edward Sharpe & theMagnetic Zeros.

Check out photos from the gig here, and come back to SPIN.com on Monday forfull FreeFest coverage and video interviews!

3. Sharpe takes center stage

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4. Jade Castrinos belts one out

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5. Edward, looking Sharpe

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6. Castrinos wails as Sharpe shakes

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7. A real crowd pleaser

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