Winter Music Conference + Ultra 2008
I don’t really get too excited for the Winter Music Conference; I’m just not very interested in the whole DJ and club music scene. That said, the WMC brings with it the best talent in the industry, and they all descend into Miami Beach for one long weekend a year. I say long weekend because the whole thing starts off today and goes through Saturday night, with Friday and Saturday playing host to Ultra fest.
What you can expect is that every club on the beach will be packed through Saturday with world renowned DJs and their fans. Getting into any decent club on the beach will probably be impossible, and if you do manage to get in, it’ll be packed with a bunch of dudes (because they make up the majority of hardcore fans). If this is your scene, or maybe you just want to catch your favorite DJ in a small venue, get to the beach this week.
Maybe instead you’d rather just rave one or two days, outside and surrounded by a bunch of zombies. Then just head over to Bicentennial Park on Friday or Saturday and be sure to take a lot of Vick’s Vapo Rub.
[Winter Music Conference – Official Site]
[Ultra Music Festival – Official Site]
Keyrats Live! Regatta Kicker!
Ever year that the Key Biscayne Regatta has taken place, the Keyrats have rocked a packed show to go along with it. This year the show is going to be at BED on Friday, March 14th. The whole thing starts around 10:30pm. After the last show at BED I think I ended up on the side of the road on the Rickenbacker causeway at 5am, if that’s any indication of how crazy it was.
Just listen to this and tell me how it’s not going to be awesome.
Kimbo Slice says Opium Sucks
This is about a week and a half late, but Kimbo Slice, the Youtube celebrity and MMA fighter, came out on Dan Le Batard’s show to talk about the fight (he beat Tank Abbot last week here in South Florida), and midway through the interview he rails on Opium for doing “a shitty job.” He says they messed up the bottles, and that he’s boycotting Opium. All this after giving Opium a national plug after winning the fight.
My best guess is that whoever was tending to him probably didn’t know who he was, and subsequently didn’t care about the service. I think I’d be kind of scared to mess up this guy’s order.
You can listen to the interview here; it’s actually fairly entertaining. Skip to the middle for the Opium talk. I have to say that for a guy that’s made a carreer out of backyard Youtube fights, he seems to be a level headed guy and speaks much better than I expected.