1. It was 31st street beach, and LOL if you think Burnham Park is "the ghetto".
2. There were many of the same acts. Guy Gerber, the whole Visionquest crew, Lee Burridge, DJ Tennis, Damian Lazarus, etc. This was billed as an underground music festival, but held at exactly the type of venue that embodies everything the underground electronic community rejects: exclusivity, bottle service, VIP bullshit, gestapo-esque security, etc.
3. The majority of people who bought tickets to this festival don't gives a shit about Justice, Fatboy Slim or some trap DJ named after a guy that played for the Miami Heat in the early 90s, we came to hear the best of the best underground techno/house DJs and producers, and were given an experience that matched what you'd expect at a state fair sponsored by Rainn in Vegas. Some people bought a ticket because they wanted to see Art Department outside in the summer breeze, or just to catch Visionquest in a relaxed environment. This is not a bottle service crowd, I only went Sunday but 90% of the crowd was not there for Excision or Rusko, these are not "EDM kidzzz" complaining. These are adults who are justifiably annoyed that they were told they needed to waste a week's paycheck on a bottle of well vodka if they wanted to see the acts they paid to see, and were never informed that they may be playing on a limited capacity, 21+ stage. Clearly they knew if they released this information it would have an extremely detrimental effect on ticket sales. BTW, no one who gives a shit about underground music goes to LIV or Surfcomber. The whole thing screamed of a cash grab, amazing acts and in half-baked parking lot attached to a douche factory. Normally you have to pay $500 to see Dixon, Art Department, Visionquest, Thugfucker, Heidi, Loco Dice, etc? I'll have what you're smoking.
4. Whoever thought it would be a good idea to have the last headliner of a festival with a capacity well into the thousands play on a 180 capacity rooftop should be, at the very least, fired. If this would have been a younger, more drugged out crowd Estate would've had a riot on their hands and if even 1 person died from heat exhaustion because they didn't have $5 for a bottle of water, they'd have alot more than some credit card chargebacks and an investigation from the BBB on their hands. Dino is a great promoter who throws great shows with amazing talent, and I agree that its not right to place all the blame on him. But there was some fuckery afoot, and they're justifiably feeling the sting of not thinking through the logistical planning of a festival of this magnitude.
Just my .02