If you’ve never attended the Ultra Music Festival, you might be wondering: why all the fuss?
We’ll tell you: it’s flashing lights and booming bass. These are the best DJs in the world who play music that literally beats to the rhythm of your heart. These are cute costumes and handing out big colorful bracelets called kandi to new friends.
It’s also queuing for Porto Potty, trying not to get dehydrated, and sometimes making bad decisions.
But let’s be positive and celebrate PLUR (meaning peace, love, unity and respect for you), the hallmark of rave culture. This year’s Ultra runs March 25-27, and it’s back at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami after a logistically problematic run on Virginia Key in 2019. And even though residents of the swanky condos lining Biscayne Boulevard will complain, a lot of people will have fun – and spend money.
Here are a few things you’re likely to see if you brave downtown traffic (and if you don’t, here are a few other things you could do instead).