If you were in South Padre Island for Spring Break, you are one lucky bastard. Skrillex, Tiesto, Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Madeon and other masters of electronic music put on a show that was simply put – godly. Check out the footage of the UME (Ultimate Music Experience) at The Official Guide To S[ring Break.
The people running the Ultimate Music Experience definitely made a name for themselves out on that tiny slab of earth right off the coast of Texas. The Music festival may have even helped to put South Padre Island on the map. This weekend wraps up another music festival, one the greatest to have ever existed, the Ultra Music Festival (UMF). Is UME and UMF brothers from another mother? Haven’t done the research yet, but either way – they both sure know how to put on a show during Spring Break.
Early bird advanced UMF tickets cost about $299.99, but prices can quickly shoot through the roof, especially if you wait till you get to the gate. One time, my friends and I went to Coachella on a spur of the moment crazy adventure. No tickets, just a full tank of gas and about $200 to take care of all 4 of us. Nuts? Yes. Did everything go as planned? Nope… It went better than we could have imagined.
When we got to Coachella, scalpers were letting tickets go (for one night) for $300. Couldn’t afford it and a ticket for all 3 days is about $300. But, low and behold, we ran into that group of partyers who just wanted to spread the love. They sold their wrist bands to us for $20 altogether. Whoever you were, you know who you were, and dammit, karma had better 10 fold those rewards because that night was one of the most amazing nights of my (our) lives – and it couldn’t have happened if we didn’t meet you all.
We stayed up all night, joined the drum circle, traded our water for alcohol, spoke to everyone we came in contact with, watched the sun rise and made our way back to Las Vegas, tired, a little sleepy, but completely stoked. If you’ve never been to a Music Festival freakin do it already. Forget about your age, about your job (to an extent) and about everything society has taught us to care about and plan a trip to UME, Ultra, Coachella, Burning Man, wherever there’s a large gathering. It’s all about love and getting together, sharing and making everyone feel good for being alive. Hope to see you there soon!