Ultra 2014's Ten Best Moments
Photo by George Martinez
MIA's Girl Mob and Campaign to Support the Middle Finger
MIA loves to shove her middle finger in the air. The Brit fancies it so much that she tainted the live air of the Super Bowl with the gesture. This simple digit thrust landed her a $16k lawsuit. But that didn't stop MIA from giving the screaming crowd at Ultra the finger again. That's right. Girl's on a campaign to support this subversive hand motion. And the crowd reveled in it, returning it back at the stage. And not only that, MIA fully rallied girl power at Ultra. She invited a slew of girls from the crowd to mob the stage during her song "Y.A.L.A." The ladies crawled frantically over the heads of their fellow ravers -- feet to head -- to land up there like wildcats. The ladies backed her up in song, and who knew Ultra ravers could dance so provocatively? Just check out the video of the memorable affair. Liz Tracy
Photo by S. Pajot
If you can't rave through the rain, then are you really a raver?
When intermittent storms broke out on Saturday evening at Ultra Music Festival, there were many who fled like sopping, neon crybabies, sprinting down Biscayne Boulevard for the comfort of their hotel rooms and homes.
But the bulk of the Ultra crowd stuck it out, just like this couple of peak-hour performers. They simply unfolded their clear plastic rain ponchos (that way, we could all still see their amazing costume-clad bods) and kept fuckin' raging.
Who knew a little water could separate the posers from the real party people? S. Pajot