The Ultra Music Festival kicked off its day one festivities at Bayfront Park to an electrified crowd in all sorts of ways. Everything from girls wearing the latest festival gear to guys showcasing their latest suntans from the Miami weather was present. The stage designs were enough to grab our attention as their powerful LEDs along some pyrotechnics lit up the day and night sky.
Undue to unforeseen weather patterns that Miami is notoriously known for, a tropical storm passing the area produced a strong downpour upon the festival and its attendees causing for some minor inconveniences. The Live Stage was completely shut down as the equipment risked getting water damaged and other stages such as the 7-Up and UMF Radio stages risked the same fate. The thing about festivals though is that you really can never plan for the worst when it comes to factors that are out of the events control such as the weather, and we were happy to see that most attendees did not let the rain cause havoc on their celebration, as large sized trash bags became the latest festival accessory.
Despite everything going on, the artists delivered without time to waste. Artists such as Ksune, 3LAU, and Hot Since 82 got the festivities going through an array of house and electro house rhythms. To our surprise a few artists took us back to their upbringing days such as Avicii, who played mashups consisting of his classic career defining 2010-2012 hits such as “Blessed”, and the classic festival anthem “Rapture” with Nadia Ali on vocals.
Overall the festival minus some minor hiccups was a pleasant experience on day one. So is it worth a $400+ ticket? It’s still too early to tell, as we venture out to day two so stay tuned to EDM Maniac for Ultra Music Festival exclusives.
Also don’t miss out on all the live action stream action from the festival at http://www.twitch.tv/ultra or right here on the website.
We’ll see you on the dance floor!