Do you remember the fiasco which was purchasing early bird tickets to Ultra Music Festival 2014, which not only resulted in the formation of a "Boycott Ultra" Facebook page, but Ultra planning on setting up a "Fan Experience Committee?" We don't think this new initiative was part of the committee, but it looks like Ultra is trying out a five-part payment plan, where a limited number of tickets will be made available on a first come, first serve basis. From what we're being told:
"fans can enroll in ULTRA’s easy-to-use online system to make their initial deposits and place their ticket order. Separate payments are broken down to manageable monthly installments of $98.95, and each ticketholder will not only get all the same incredible performances, world-class production and electric atmosphere that ULTRA delivers each year, but also ‘a new level’ and ‘a new experience’ that will make 2014’s festival the most impressive and enjoyable experience to date."
One, I'd HOPE that if I put my raving on a layaway-plan that I'd get "all the same incredible performances" and "atmosphere" that everyone else did. B, how sad is it that we live in a time where we have to put our partying on layaway? DAD gets it, this is the 16th edition of Ultra, and for a three-day festival, you'll need to pay SOMETHING; even Mad Decent started charging for this year's Mad Decent Block Party. With $400 general admission tickets (with another $90 for servicing), this is pretty steep, even if it's for the biggest EDM acts in the world.
Times, they are a changing. Hit up the UMF website for more details.