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  • Writer's pictureChristina Hammoud

Ultra Music Festival Canceled: My Rain-Soaked Adventure

Hey, music lovers! Christina Hammoud here, your intrepid reporter, With the scoop on Ultra Music Festival 2024. Miami was ready for an epic weekend in March, but Mother Nature had other plans. The rain crashed the party, turning Ultra into a wild waterworld adventure. And guess what? I was right in the thick of it, poncho and all!

In a twist of fate, my cameraman canceled at the last minute. But the show must go on, right? So, I enlisted the help of my amazing mother to film the action. Together, we walked to the Metro Rail near downtown and embarked on our journey to the Ultra madness. she is true definition of "Ride or die"As we approached, the streets were buzzing with excitement, and some opportunistic vendors were selling ponchos for a whopping $50 each, capitalizing on the unexpected downpour. Believe it or not people were actually buying them!

Armed with my trusty microphone, my mother’s steady hand on the camera, and a big smile, I navigated the festival, chatting with fans and artists about the craziest things they’d seen at Ultra. And let me tell you, they did not disappoint!

One fan recounted a wild moment when someone fainted in the crowd and was crowd-surfed all the way to the paramedics. Another mentioned spotting the infamous “tree hugger” from a previous viral video. If there’s one thing you can count on at Ultra, it’s surprises—rain or shine!

But the adventure didn’t stop at the festival gates. Miami’s downtown area was flooding, but that didn’t stop people from dancing in the rain. The Metro Rail echoed with festival anthems as fans braved the weather to keep the party going. The streets, flooded not just with rainwater but with enthusiastic festival-goers, became a vibrant sea of music and energy.

Even fans who traveled from as far as California for their first Ultra experience were in for a surprise. They marveled at how quickly Miami streets turned into rivers during heavy downpours, turning their festival adventure into an unexpected aquatic expedition.

Through it all, my energy never faltered. My rain-soaked interviews became instant hits on social media, showcasing the resilient spirit of Ultra fans and the festival itself. And guess what? At the end of it all, only my microphone suffered from the rain—proof that even in a storm, the show must go on.

Looking back, Ultra’s rainout wasn’t just a setback—it was an adventure filled with unforgettable moments, unexpected encounters, and a whole lot of fun. It reminded us that no matter what challenges come our way, the music and the community keep the vibes alive, rain or shine. Here’s to Ultra, where every storm is just another beat drop in the epic saga of electronic music!

Until next time, stay dry and keep dancing!

Love, Christina Hammoud


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