Ultra Music Festival

Written by on November 10, 2017

This was my second year in a row doing shows and it was AMAZING. It also happened to mark my one year anniversary with my boyfriend! We were acquaintances who met up in Ghana that fateful weekend and fell in love there. We knew we would have to go to Ultra every year after that!!

The first DJ we caught was DJ Justicse. A great energy to open our Ultra weekend! Then came Avicii with a strange set. Super strong start, everyone was rocking out SO hard. Great energy, great lightshow and then… live folk-inspired music. It was good, whatever it was. And it certainly proved Avicii could live mix quite well, only I felt it went on too long. The crowd become more and more confused about what was happening. People started to leave, wondering where their dance-beats went. Our crew stayed, enjoying the show. By the 5th Afro Beats song I turned to my boyfriend and said “Alright, that’s enough. It’s good and everything but I want to dance to some Afro Beats. That’s what we paid all that money for.” I respect his new music and the courage to premiere it there. I just think it went on for too long and had too much “folk with a little Afro Beats” rather than “Afro Beats with a little folk.” I wasn’t the only one. Some tweet I read were far less forgiving! Avicii eventually had to defend himself via Facebook, although many were not convinced. I’m curious to hear the new stuff in a different environment though. I think I might like it.

g. I just danced closer to the back with my friends and boyfriend and then bolted for the exit by the last note!!

Luckily we were staying at the Inter Continental right across the street so we didn’t have to bother with taxis or trains. Something we will do every year if we can!! The view of the festival from our room was priceless.


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