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2009 Ultra Music Festival, Day 1

Ultra 11 featuring Perry Farrell, Black Eyed Peas, Tiesto, and Rabbit in the Moon

2009.04.08 Wednesday by Robert Giordano
 

The first day of Ultra Music Festival 11 was absolutely perfect! The weather was beautiful, the performances were all amazing and the fans were friendly. The people at Ultra hired me once again to capture the event with photos and you can see some of the results here. For more photos, be sure to visit the Ultra Music Festival Photo Galleries on MySpace.

Its definitely a lot of FUN shooting the Ultra Music Festival each year but its also a LOT of work. In addition to the main stage where the Black Eyed Peas and Tiesto played, there was a second, large outdoor stage and two huge tents. If that wasn't enough, there are several smaller stages offering even more entertainment. Its not easy to make your way back and forth through the huge crowds to photograph as many of the performances as possible. I also try to photograph and interact with as many fans of the event as possible because so many of them put hours of effort into their colorful outfits. No matter how much work it is, I always love it!

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
Heineken Girls on the elevated VIP tent.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
Backstage antics. A number of talented dancers and performers entertained the audience between sets on the main stage.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
Looking out on the crowd from the main stage.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
Perry Farrell was awesome and played a few of my favorite Janes' tunes.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
Sexy dancers on the main stage.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
The Ting Tings rocked the main stage!

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
She goes by the name, "DJ Milk".

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
The Black Eyed Peas hit the main stage just after sunset.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
The crowd enjoying Black Eyed Peas. Notice that I was on the stage to get the previous shot, then I was behind the crowd to get this one. Yes I was in both locations and took both pictures! "Ok Scotty, beam me over to the Drum and Bass tent..."

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
Here I am in the tent, about six feet above everyone else. =)

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
David Guetta on the Ultra main stage.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
Looking out over the crowd as Deadmau5 takes the stage.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
Awesome! It's Tiesto on the Ultra Music Festival main stage.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
Tiesto!

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
The crowd watches Tiesto.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
DenfenzMechanizm (left) with another performer, backstage.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
Rabbit in the Moon.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
Fire dancer at Rabbit in the Moon.

2009 Ultra Music Festival, photo (c) Robert Giordano
More Rabbit.

To see 66 more photos from Day 1, visit the Ultra Music Festival 2009 - DAY 1 photo gallery on MySpace. Don't forget to visit www.UltraMusicFestival.com.




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[5 Comments]


  

Awesome!

09 Apr 2009 3:34pm

"Great photos!! What kind of camera do u use?"
 


  

eddiee

10 Apr 2009 11:43am

"great photos bro"
 


  

milk

11 Apr 2009 6:29pm

"wonderful! wonderful! the extravagance of some of the looks at ultra remind me of the 'fruits' and 'fresh fruits' books published by Phaidon--fun. i love the sexy dancers from the main stage, and their shades. the angles on the first image of the girls, and the one of the crazy backstage dancers are great. that shoe! RAH! yes. looking forward to next year already. :)"
 


  

Susan Adada

20 Nov 2009 9:39am

"OMG!! Dear provider of this page: do you have ANY idea how one can go about becoming a dancer for UMF 2010?? The audition process (if there is one) and so on? PLEASE PLEASE let me know!!! =)"
 


  

Andrew Starbucks

12 Dec 2009 9:12am

"Awesome pics. Looks like you had a killer time. I love Rabbit in the Moon and what great images you caught of their performance."
 

  

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