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Thread: Ultra Music Festival - drinking backpack allowed?

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    Hei guys,

    i'm gonna go to UMF first time and wanna know if there drinking backpacks (filled from the hotel or a shop) are allowed?
    If they arent allowed, is there a way to get some beer under 21 years old?

    greets from Germany to Miami ♥

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    Default Re: Ultra Music Festival - drinking backpack allowed?

    Which Ultra are you going to? You can take camel backs into the festival, and they have free water stations in Miami, but are you going to Miami 2014? Because Ultra was 3 weeks ago.

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    Default Re: Ultra Music Festival - drinking backpack allowed?

    Yes, i'm going to Miami in 2014. But am i allowed to take a filled camel pack with me to the festival?
    So i want to fill it with beer from a shop and take it filled to the festival.

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    Default Re: Ultra Music Festival - drinking backpack allowed?

    Forward planning! No, you will not be allowed beer, but you can buy it inside the festival, as long as you are 21 yrs old.

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    I'm not 100% they'll check what's in the camelbak. You can give it a shot and worst case you lose the camelbak.

    Do they allow them in with water, Jess? I remember in 2010 I had to hide mine under a big shirt.

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    Default Re: Ultra Music Festival - drinking backpack allowed?

    Couldn't find my old topic, so I'll post here.

    Three weeks ago Ultra announced back-packs, selfie sticks, neon bands and drugs will not ne permitted on the premises. to question the point. That led Alfred Spellman to question the point.

    I've never been to Ultra. Just turned 53 which means I didn't go to Woodstock either.

    I had my glory as a kid hitting up Van Halen those Starwood Theatre day's, as well as spiffing in a neighborhood garage outside parental supervision before The Knack went mainstream. I miss Doug. RIP.

    Anyways... I'm caught in the middle and I like #EDM.

    I elected not to patronize the event. Instead, I elected to circumvent the event.

    Last year, our windows were open that rainy Saturday night- I'm just across the river. After 10p, I heard: " Miami ! .....Are you f'n ready till past midnight ! Redundant promoters.

    I'm still going to circumvent this sht. So I guess more later till Monday.

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    Default Re: Ultra Music Festival - drinking backpack allowed?

    I don't think backpacks were ever allowed. But selfie sticks?! Why not?!

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    Because selfie sticks are stupid.

    Also, you can hide drugs in them.
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    Selfie sticks are ridiculous.

    Wasn't planning on leaving to Miami till tomorrow morning. There's a concert on the beach tonight that interests me more than Ultra. Might have to up the drive.



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    My mind must be so pure to not think of that ��

    The concert is free to beach residents. Looks fun.

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    Default Re: Ultra Music Festival - drinking backpack allowed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jess View Post
    My mind must be so pure to not think of that ��

    The concert is free to beach residents. Looks fun.
    Andrea Bocelli commands $300 nose bleed seats and dry cleaning the Brioni. Not on MB.

    Go for it !

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    Default Re: Ultra Music Festival - drinking backpack allowed?

    Though I expressed an interest this year, I eventually didn't go.

    This is the closest I got..... http://instagram.com/p/0yM7tWIYvD/

    The idea of arriving by skiff was dashes away by noticing the Coast Guard buffering out all vessels.

    I have no issues with Ultra but wonder why it's even allowed at that venue. I only mention it because the pounding is non-stop. It didn't bother me, but I'm sure it did to many. The weird sensation I noticed, and maybe Matt can testify, the decibels are being bounce of buildings as far as Coral Way. While on my balcony, you could swear the venue was E and not across the river.


    There are legitimate concerns residents have of being forced to accept 3 days of noise pollution. I'll state again I'm fine with it. There exists responsible governments that historically pushes these events outside City limits. Yesterday it was Woodstock, and today it's Coachella.

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    I actually didn't notice that at all. The notice to me is kind of all encompassing so it's hard to tell where it's coming from (if you don't know already)

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    Default Re: Ultra Music Festival - drinking backpack allowed?

    That's the beauty of Miami government. They won't move it cos of all the money it brings to the city. It's funny you don't mind Ultra but you complained about the marathon being an inconvenience. Miami always has something going on. If people don't like it, I suggest moving to a boring city.

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    Default Re: Ultra Music Festival - drinking backpack allowed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jess View Post
    That's the beauty of Miami government. They won't move it cos of all the money it brings to the city. It's funny you don't mind Ultra but you complained about the marathon being an inconvenience. Miami always has something going on. If people don't like it, I suggest moving to a boring city.
    The difference is traffic on Brickell was smooth. Only minor inconvenience was 7th St was shut down. During the Marathon, you're trapped for a good part of it.
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    He's right, you didn't notice the traffic until you got across the bridge. Just the noise.

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