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#TBT: Ultra 2009

posted by Marjana Jaidi on March 14, 2013

Miami, Florida -- Ultra 2009 was where it all started. It was my very first music festival, and I was in love. Being outdoors, wandering between stages, making new friends… I'd never experienced anything like it.

The first act I saw was Santigold, and when she invited a few audience members to join her on stage during "Creator," I jumped at the chance. I got such a high from dancing on stage with her (and snapping the photo above), that when it was over, I walked to the edge of the stage, raised my arms, and let out a huge "woooooooo!" which elicited a reciprocal cheer from the crowd. Total rockstar moment.

If you're headed to Miami this week, be sure to check out our festival guides for the Winter Music Conference and Ultra -- the former focuses on the South Beach area, while the latter is based around Downtown Miami. As always, we break down where to eat, sleep, shop, party, and explore in each neighborhood, and list the week's top events.

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See Also:

Ultra 2013 Festival Guide 
Miami Music Week is On the Horizon   
Music Monday Playlist: WMC / Ultra 2013