Ultra Music Festival

In Defense of Ultra Music Festival

Won't somebody please think of the children!

Is everyone done with the pearl clutching in regards to Ultra Music Festival?

I get it -- EDM is Satan in musical form. And if you'd believe Mayor Tomás Regalado and City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, Ultra is the ninth circle of Hell.

The reality is Ultra deserves some credit, and while there are some problems that need to be addressed, city leaders shouldn't make such irresponsible statements -- like Regalado who said, "I think we should not have Ultra next year here" -- before a thorough investigation has been completed into the trampling of security guard Erica Mack.

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Jose D. Duran is the associate editor of Miami New Times. He's the strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's cultural scene since 2006. He has a BS in journalism and will live in Miami as long as climate change permits.
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