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Alternative Locations for Ultra Music Festival in Miami

Miami commissioners have said no to renewing Ultra Music Festivals Bayfront Park location earlier today. The only comment on potential alternative locations was the Hard Rock Stadium which is quite far from the usual Downtown Miami location. If they would want to move the location that far away then here are some other venues and locations that may be a fit for 2019 Ultra Music Festival if they are unable to work out a deal for Bayfront Park:

1. Hard Rock Stadium - Home of the Miami Dolphins I don't believe is a great place for a music festival as rolling loud took place there and a Paint Party festival that took place in December. The area has no hotels and traffic would back up causing too many logistical issues. 20 minutes northwest or 15 miles from the current location.

2. South Beach - they could set up pop up tents and have a beach party bringing it back to their roots. They of course would also have to figure out permits and compliance.

3. Mana Wynwood - Same place that they hold the 3 points music festival in the art district. The festival would really have to slim down as I don't believe the capacity would be even close to what Bayfront Park Reaches.

4. Homestead Speedway - As we know from Imagine Music Festival in Atlanta and EDC Vegas motor speedways are great locations for holding music festivals as their size is immense and is 42 minutes south or 32.5 miles away from the current event location.

5. Miami Beach convention center - After seeing a show here I was impressed with what they can do here but this also completely changes the vibe and energy of the event.

6. Big Cypress Indian Reservation - This is one that I always wondered why they haven't done a big event here. Phish did an 85,000 person concert here and it would turn Ultra into a camping event. Issues that I've heard is that there is no signage and it's difficult to get in and out of. Also if its rainy then it will end up being a mud fest. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Cypress_Indian_Reservation

7. Virginia Beach Key - Last year Rapture music festival was held on the Thursday before the music festival kicked off. While it may be rented for other Miami Music Week events this is a hidden gem that is a great place for events.

8. Gulfstream Race Track - In Hallandale Beach, Florida just north of Miami there is a horse racing track that could be setup to throw an event.

I personally don't think any location will have the flare that downtown Miami has but think that a Beach setup would be the next best thing in the area.

 

Richart Ruddie ESTP Personality Type

Took the Myers-Briggs test and would highly suggest anybody from high school students to adults to take this personality test. My results for my record keeping is an ESTP which stands for Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. After reading the characteristics they are spot on in my opinion for my case. The Myers Briggs test provides 93 questions for you to answer to help determine your type of personality. There is no wrong or right answer just a way to help determine who you are.

More information for easy access about ESTP personality types:

ESTPs are energetic, active problem solvers who respond creatively to challenging situations in their environment. They focus on the here and now and enjoy each moment that they can be actively involved in achieving immediate results.


They value home, family, health, financial security, and prestige.

 

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ESTP's Like myself make work fun and it's always a challenge to solve problems that others find difficult or are unable to complete:

Here are the characteristics of the ESTP's like me:


• ESTPs develop easy ways to do hard things, and they make their work fun.
• They don’t let rules or standard procedures interfere with getting the job done.
• They are good team members and can pull conflicting factions together.
• ESTPs are experts at seeing the need of the moment and responding quickly to
meet it.
• They can be gifted problem solvers because they focus on the current situation
and accept the reality of what exists.
• Because they are not bound by a need to follow standard procedures or
preferred methods, they are often able to see ways of achieving a goal by “using”
the existing rules, systems, or circumstances in new ways, rather than allowing
them to be roadblocks.
• ESTPs do best in jobs requiring a practical and realistic approach to problems,
action, and adaptability. Examples are engineering, police work, marketing,
construction, recreation, food service, and any job requiring troubleshooting.
• They are likely to be bored in a job that requires them to work on abstract
problems or engage in long-range planning.

 

How well do they work and do they work well with others?


• ESTPs develop easy ways to do hard things, and they make their work fun.
• They don’t let rules or standard procedures interfere with getting the job done.
• They are good team members and can pull conflicting factions together.
• ESTPs are experts at seeing the need of the moment and responding quickly to
meet it.
• They can be gifted problem solvers because they focus on the current situation
and accept the reality of what exists.
• Because they are not bound by a need to follow standard procedures or
preferred methods, they are often able to see ways of achieving a goal by “using”
the existing rules, systems, or circumstances in new ways, rather than allowing
them to be roadblocks.
• ESTPs do best in jobs requiring a practical and realistic approach to problems,
action, and adaptability. Examples are engineering, police work, marketing,
construction, recreation, food service, and any job requiring troubleshooting.
• They are likely to be bored in a job that requires them to work on abstract
problems or engage in long-range planning.

I encourage everybody to spend the $55.00 on the MBT test https://assessment.mbtionline.com

Remember though at the end of the day no test will tell you if you will end up being an engineer, doctor, DJ, entrepreneur, or firefighter but it's nice to see a personality test that can nail things so accurately.


ZOZOBRA - Fiestas de Santa Fe Burning Man Origins

Was really interesting to find out that New Mexico has an event that goes back to the 1700's for Fiestas de Santa Fe. It's where a man is burned similar to the "Burning of the Man" at Black Rock Desert for the annual Labor Day Week counter culture event Burning Man. The event in New Mexico today is called ZOZOBRA which means Old Man Gloom.

The similarties are really cool to read about and makes me wonder why I haven't noticed any of these similarities before when attending Burning Man.

Read for yourself:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zozobra