Packs of bikini-clad sprites rub shoulders with shirtless bros rocking armbands. There’s an abundance of neon and a handful of enterprising ravers hawking glow-sticks for two dollars a pop out of backpacks. A drag queen in a silver latex bodysuit on stilts lumbers through the crowd, while a lithe, attractive brunette grinds on the lap of her buff, wheelchair-bound boyfriend. Celebrities like Paris Hilton and an incognito Selena Gomez mingle in the elevated VIP area by the main stage. Between the campground setting and the creative rave attire, it’s like Coachella on ecstasy.
We sent Marlow Stern to Florida for Miami Music Week and the Ultra Music Festival, and he had a pretty good time.