Miami’s Ultra Music Festival is off to a terrible start at the concert’s new home in Virginia Key.
For those who aren’t familiar Ultra was kicked out of their downtown Miami location by the City and forced to relocate. Eventually the City of Miami and festival organizers agreed to hold the event at Miami Marine stadium in Virginia Key.
Unfortunately for festival-goers there is no parking at the stadium and they have to cross three miles across a bridge connecting mainland Miami to Virginia Key and Key Biscayne to attend the event.
Making matters worse, ridesharing services Uber and Lyft announced they would not be picking up festivalgoers from the island through the festival to minimize traffic. Attendees leaving the festival are forced to take shuttle buses provided by Ultra to three mainland hubs
Of course nothing went according to plan on day one of the festival as tens of thousands of people were left waiting for shuttles at the wee hours of the night.
Eventually people said “fuck it” and started walking across the bridge.
A fire broke out after the event was over and people began to make Fyre Festival comparisons.