The greatly anticipated tickets to Ultra Music Festival 2014 were supposedly released today at 1pm, EST, but fans sarcastically propose the idea that “there were never Early Bird tickets to begin with.” About 3 hours ago, Ultra posted a video on Vine of their “upgraded servers,” bragging that this year, there would be absolutely no crashes. Well, they spoke too soon. Similar to consumers’ experiences last year, not only was the website slow and unresponsive, but it took so long to get from one page to another that the website timed out and released people’s tickets so that others could buy them. Uh, really? To say that there were many peeved fans is an understatement.
International? Local? EDM? Vendor Village? Ferris Wheel? Who doesn’t want these things?! Moonrise Festival comes to Baltimore, Saturday and Sunday June 8th and 9th at Port Covington. Port Covington is actually a new venue very close to downtown Baltimore allowing enough space for this stellar event to become an annual ritual. Along with new parking options in and outside of the venue there is also multiple public transportation within the area, making it a lot easier for ravers without wheels.
EDC NY Day 2. Eye crystals? Check. Ridiculous outfits? Check. After filling our camelbaks with water, we were ready to make a second drive back to Citi Field. The sky was cloudy and despite the fact that it was breezy, we prepared ourselves for yet another epic day. The only difference was that I'd be going for fun, rather than working with Ground Control.
It’s 5:45am and my alarm goes off. Absolutely exhausted after having gone to sleep just four hours prior, leaving my bed was the last thing I wanted to do. But then I remembered I was working for Ground Control, and that I needed to be on my A-game for the next 16 hours.
Arriving at around 7:30am on Friday, the first thing my two friends and I see as we arrive at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, is a gigantic ferris wheel containing thousands of LED lights. Entering the venue both nervous and excited to experience EDC NY for the first time, we finally meet Laura Newton, the founder of Ground Control. Laura came up with the idea in 2011, and the team’s mission is to maintain that everyone is “happy, healthy and hydrated.” Ground Control was a response to the unfortunate death that occurred at LA Coliseum back in June 2010. Our job was not only to hand out free water bottles, but also to simply let guests know that we are there to help by performing acts of kindness. We were given purple tank tops printed with “Ground Control” and the Insomniac logo that distinguished us from the crowd, and about 50 determined, young individuals were split into 11 groups among 3 zones. Each group was assigned a leader that was given a walkie talkie in order to communicate with the “base tent” in the event of an emergency. Things are already starting to seem a bit intense, but little do I know that I will be working in the rehab tent all day.
Known as the most exciting producers in the UK and the backbone of Rihanna’s ‘Rated R’ record, Chase and Status are one of the worlds most sought out, platinum record selling duo. Will Kennard and Saul Milton (Chase and Status) met in London in the '90s through their mutual obsession with drum and bass and became immediate friends. They had their first production in 2004 which was a remix done for Future Cut, opening doors to a number of drum and bass pieces for some of the largest underground labels like Bingo Label and Breakbeat Kaos. By 2008, Chase and Status pulled off their first album ‘More Than A Lot’ which featured a few of Dubstep’s biggest names like Plan B and Kano, later catching the attention of Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg who are now huge fans of the dynamic duo.
Ashley Allen, a New York native, is an up and coming pop star with a thriving young personality and a heart full of lyrics and love to share with the world. With a tough upbringing through battling anxiety and depression, music has become her escape and hero. Ashley performed at NYC's BB King’s Blues Club this past Friday the 17th and sat down with Joonbug to talk about her past, present, and future.
In a recent interview with Esquire magazine, actor/director Brad Pitt admits that before meeting Angelina Jolie he was on a downward spiral, with no real purpose in life. "For a long time I thought I did too much damage—drug damage," he confesses, following with: "I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f***ing off." In spite of this, he made a "conscious" decision to change his life. He quit using recreational drugs to drown out the sense of dissatisfaction and decided to stop wasting his opportunities.
The World War Z actor also says that he limited his circle of friends to give him more time with his family, stating, "'I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven't known life to be any happier." Much of the happiness is certainly because of his relationship with Jolie and the six children they share. Brad "always thought that if [he] wanted to do a family, [he] wanted to do it big. [He] wanted there to be chaos in the house...there's constant chatter in [his] house, whether it's giggling or screaming or crying or banging." He admits that when he's alone he misses the pandemonium.
Justin Bieber had until Friday, May 17th to produce documents to German custom officials in order to retain ownership of Mally, a capuchin monkey. The pop singer has six weeks to contest the decision, which officially makes the monkey German property. The ownership will be transferred on today, May 21st.
Bieber received Mally from producer Jamal "Mally Mall" Rashid as a birthday present. German custom officials seized Mally on March 28th in Munich when the Biebs failed to produce the proper vaccination and import documentation for the monkey. Mally was taken into quarantine, and has been under the care of Munich's animal shelter since. The shelter has publicly criticized Bieber's decision to take the monkey on tour because a capuchin monkey should remain with his mother until he's a year old. Capuchins are also social animals, and fare better in groups, so Mally would have suffered from being alone.
Another celebrity romance bites the dust! Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have reportedly called it quits after dating on-and-off for around four years. The couple have been romantically linked since starring together in the film adapations of the bestselling Twilight series. They didn't officially admit their relationship until July 2012, after Kristen's affair with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders prompted her to publicly apologize to her boyfriend. Robert accepted her apology and the two continued their relationship, but now it seems that their romance is over.
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Ultra Music Festival is a ground breaking event which allows EDM enthusiasts around the world to come together in one immense outdoor arena. The festival has featured many of the biggest names in Electronic Music performing their hits that kept iPods playing and dance floors moving since 1999. David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, and Major Lazer are just a few among the impressive list of high profiled performers in the festival's legendary set list over the years. As the winner of the “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Awards for six consecutive years, Ultra Music Festival has begun promoting the 2014 edition to their iconic concert series in the form of an Early Bird Special for their fans.