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6,027 Angry Ravers Launch "Boycott Ultra Music Festival" Facebook Campaign

Is Ultra Music Festival, like, the Guantanamo Bay of music festivals? It must be, because buying early-bird tickets is torture, bro.

Alright, that was just for the LOLs. But if you looked at the sensational new Facebook page Boycott Ultra Music Festival, you'd think UMF was just the meanest .

It seems the raving masses aren't on their love drugs and they're hella pissed about what they see as evil tricks and scammery. Now, they're fighting back the only way they know how, with ironic "Likes" and all the bitching a fuzzy-booted youngster can muster.

UPDATE An Ultra insider tells Crossfade that there was no foul play with early-bird tix, just "15,000 tickets ... 400,000 people attempting to purchase."

UPDATE #2 We here at Crossfade have got an idea for Ultra organizers: It's time for ticket layaway.

UPDATE #3 Ultra 2014 has finally commented on its "necessary price increase" and established a "Fan Experience Committee."

See also:

-Ultra 2014 Early-Bird Tickets Sell Out! Angry Ravers Say: "Worst Ticketing Experience Ever"

"We just heard that the owners of Ultra were spotted on a trip in Antarctica," the page announces. "Apparently it's so cold down there that they actually have their hands in their OWN pockets for a change. #boycottultra - Join the Boycott Ultra Music Festivalcause."

Damn, that was a wicked burn, yo. But let's look at the facts.

Boycott Ultra protester in a crib.
Boycott Ultra protester in a crib.

UMF released a limited amount of early-bird tickets at 1 p.m. on Tuesday for $149.95. Unsurprisingly, considering the insane number of EDM fanatics who consider this festival to be Shangri-La, the servers were overloaded and tickets were near impossible to snag.

But snagged they were, and those left out in the cold got really vocal and angry. The Ultra camp quickly apologized and thanked the fans, as well as made a second round of tickets available.


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