By Scott T. Sterling
In the continued fallout from the drama surrounding this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami, festival promoters have launched a campaign to maintain the annual event’s location while city officials are actively campaigning to put an end it its storied run.
With a security guard critically injured in a gatecrashing trampling incident and an attendee being found dead in a parked car, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff have been steadfast in their determination that the city no longer host the massive event, which brings in tens of thousands of dance music tourists and millions of dollars to the surrounding area.
Sarnoff continues to turn up the heat, recently compiling a “worst of Ultra” video culled from footage found on YouTube. Among the images on the video include gatecrashing fans, a violent fight that goes unchecked, and a shot that may or may not show a woman urinating onto the head of a passed-out man that went viral soon after this year’s festival.