“I think we should NOT have Ultra next year here,” Regalado told the Miami Herald on Saturday. “This incident should never have happened.”
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado has told multiple media sources that he no longer wants to have Ultra Music Festival in Miami after this years incident.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/29/4026626/police-arrest-22-on-first-day.html#storylink=cpy
Erica Mack, a security guard at Ultra Music Festival, remains hospitalized after getting trampled by a crowd of people trying to enter the fest without paying (jumping the fence). Although jumping the fence happens at a lot of events, this time the incident could have been fatal. Erica Mack suffered severe brain hemorrhaging, was seen to be bleeding out of her ears at the scene, and has a broken leg. We must say that we are very dissapointed and hope that Erica Mack has a speedy recovery. Because of those people who thought they could get into the festival without paying, we might no longer have Ultra. Was it worth it?? I dont think so. The scene is not about hurting others and jumping fences. If you think this kind of behavior is acceptable, you might want to change your taste in music. You can read more about this HERE.
Heres a picture of some more of the craziness at Ultra 2014. This is really giving the EDM scene a bad reputation.
Let’s just remind ourselves of what PLUR stands for…
P – Peace
L – Love
U – Unity
R – RESPECT!
Don’t be shy, Just stay Chi! Stay classy rave family…
This weekend’s Sunday fun day I spent at a promotional event for the hula hooping documentary “The Hooping Life” which was hosted on a North side Chicago loft by Catalyst Collective. Through casual conversation I leaned this loft is one of several lofts (one of which is close to The MiD) around Chicago that host these and other s that are less mainstream in Chicago’s EDM scene. Given that the address was only sent to everyone who returned an R.S.V.P to the event the day of the event reaffirmed my suspicion on this being an underground driven event.
The event had hooping workshops from 1 to 430 PM ranging from beginner to higher level trick workshops. Following the workshops everyone was treated to several performances from individual hoopers to belly dancers to pyrotechnic performances. At 6Pm it was time to view the movie gave you a brief history how the hula hoop transformed from this common household children’s toy to something that could create an artistic movement and even save or change someone’s life. The move ended at roughly 8 PM at which a marching band opened with a 20+ minute jam session that when ended allowed a DJ to play