Day one of Ultra Singapore was a multidimensional experience, to say the least.
If you were expecting the world-class production that the Ultra franchise is known for, you were probably disappointed. If you showed up solely for the music, you were probably content. Sure, the change in venue dampened a lot of spirits and took a lot away from the typical festival vibes you'd come to expect, but the day turned out to be a unique, even fun experience.
While there were a few hiccups and complaints from the crowd, and fans online, over the down-scaled production and management of the event, it's also important to recognise that the team behind the show had to scramble to arrange and set up everything in a completely new location within a few days.
There were ups and downs, but it was a balanced outing that ultimately delivered on what the core idea of the festival has always been about: Music. Sets from Kayzo, Whipped Cream, Axwell and more proved that despite the festival's shortcomings, it was always salvageable.
Check out a mixture of positive and negative feedback from its attendees below.
Instagram user Canberrafoodadventure commented on Ultra Singapore's post: "Objective review: Crowd size felt a bit light on so there was plenty of space to dance. Venue - pretty good considering the last minute change PLUS it was air conditioned! No need to worry about cleaning mud of your shoes this year. Feel like a lot of people are making a fuss... ultra is what WE make it. Every year and occasion is different... just relax and enjoy the music.😂"
User michael_kynaston commented on the same post: "Couldn’t feel more cheated, poor misconduct from such a reputable company. Or so I thought. I don’t appreciate fraudulent activity (misrepresentation). ALL of the media published by ultra Singapore to advertise their so called ‘festival’ was catered towards the outdoors experience and how it integrates the city with its festival. Not only were we incorrectly sold on that idea we missed out on phase 3 of the line up. The more characterised ‘event’ today seemed dull, was still being put together on arrival, and considering people travelled far and wide with their 200+ dollar ticket I believe we all deserve so much more."
sometimes the worst can turn out to be the best HAHAHA I ACTUALLY ENJOYED MYSELF AT ULTRA SG. thanks to all my friends. ❤️— Chrislyn 🐰 (@theWabbit_) June 8, 2019
Ultra Singapore Day 1 ✅— ⇜ツ (@daringfoxes) June 8, 2019
Looking forward for tomorrow's sets. Axwell was fun. Brooks too. Others as well. I'm pumped up!@UltraSingapore