Yesterday we posted about a city resolution ordering Ultra Music Festival to shut down it’s second weekend, even though UMF brings in about $79 million dollars for the city of Miami every year. Commissioner Marc Sarnoff believes the “event will be disruptive to the local business community and area residents due to noise, nuisance behavior of festival goers, and grid lock traffic.”
Well Marc, the people are fighting back! A petition to withdraw the city resolution to cancel the 2nd weekend has been circulating and has received over 5 thousand signatures so far. We need everyone’s help, even if you’re not going to UMF I implore you to sign this petition and help thousands of festival goers who have already spent money not only in buying their UMF passes but in hotel and flight expenses.
City of Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff has in the past stated that he believes 70 to 80 percent of us festival goers are on some kind of mind altering drug which would lead us to disturb the peace. Tommie Sunshine tweeted to Sarnoff that he believes he’s been mislead in who attends the festival. I, like Tommie, also believe he is mistaken. We’re not drug addicts, we are people like everyone else. There may be some people on some sort of substance at UMF but to say that 70 to 80 percent of us are on drugs is a huge slap to the face. Let your voice be heard, sign the petition and let @MarcSarnoff know what you think.