Ultra 2013: Five Best Moments, From Snoop to Naked Dudes and 70-Year-Old Ravers
Photo by George Martinez
Septuagenarian Ravers Rule
Did you catch those two perpetually happy gentlemen wearing blue wigs at weekend one of Ultra Music Festival 2013? On Friday, they were sporting matching "Thing 1" and "Thing 2" shirts. And on Sunday, they were rocking colorful tutus held up by bright yellow and blue suspenders. They're the Garrett brothers. At 70 and 62 years old, respectively, Nelson and Fred are undoubtedly the oldest ravers we've ever met. They're also really friggin' adorable.
"I think this [festival] is a little better," the elder Garret admits, comparing it to the Electric Daisy Carnival that he attended last year with his son, who was also at Ultra over the weekend.
Nelson lives in Alaska and Fred is from Maryland. But for the duration of UMF, the two siblings, along with Nelson's wife and son, are staying in Miami and binging on electronic dance music. We asked the Garrett brothers to share their favorite festival moment and their response was genuinely charming.
"The one over there, what was that one we were watching?" Nelson asks Fred. "They're the best!"
"Oh, and friends," Fred responds. "Carl and friends."