"In the end of the day, it's kind of like the power of music. It's what makes you think about where you are right now, how you're feeling, and what the DJ is creating. And that's awesome that you're able to completely control the moment where everyone comes together as one."Maybe in United We Dance you don’t really get the full journey, but brevity does a much better job in this case. When you're effective, why waste any time?
Dude, are you seriously holding a joint in your hand?
Look, I get that you're excited. And you should be. Furthermore, I am a huge advocate of people needing to express themselves at shows and how important it is for everyone to have their own experience. That's part of the beauty of it all. However, even that has its breaking point. There's a huge gap between self-discovery and having sex with a tree. Or peeing on some unconscious guy. Or snorting cocaine off a girl's vajayjay. Yes, all of that happened. No, I'm not going to link to it. You know how to use Google.
Having those kinds of issues from the crowd is one thing, but the chaos bled into the festival staff as well. Everything about it just seemed painfully unprofessional. Highlights include:
As much as I loved this after movie, I'm not sure that I'd ever want to make the trip to Ultra. It just seems like...a lot.
There becomes the point when behavior is actually detrimental to the culture as a whole, as it makes everything seem very one dimensional and shallow. This is what makes the news. Not any of the passion and love and relationships that anyone could tell you is far more universal.
Aside from all of that, this is a culture unlike anything. The meaning and perspective to be found in the community, the trust and love selflessly given to anyone, and the power it all has to make us feel connected to each other is so unique, that it’s no wonder people embed themselves so deeply.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="659"] Hardwell: King of Ultra[/caption]
This music changes lives. And for that, we should all be grateful.
Get them before the sell out.
What are your thoughts on the after movie? How did your experience at the festival itself compare to how it was presented?