COLUMBIA, MD: Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2012 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. October 6, 2012. © Brandon Wu / for the Washington City Paper.

Any populist music festival worth its subwoofers will be a showcase for T-shirt slogans and various forms of peacocking, and Saturday’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest—with an almost-anything-goes lineup spanning genres and age appeals—-certainly complied. While photographer Brandon Wu spent a lot of time capturing what was on stage, he also made sure to document the action on the Merriweather Post Pavilion grounds.

Check out Wu’s slideshow of FreeFest fans, which at the very least should inspire any Missed Connections you intended to write but were to hazy following Saturday’s events to execute. YOLO, or something.

Photo by Brandon Wu