Dancing in the sun, cool coastal breezes, and tons of great music, it's no wonder why so many people look forward to Ultra Music Festival every year. Usually, the event comes and goes with little to no incident, but after a location change, this year was a little more hectic. 

This year, Ultra was hosted on the island of Virginia Key, meaning thousands of partygoers were stranded for hours after the show waiting to get a shuttle from the island back to mainland Miami, according to several news sources. Sound familiar? 

After the disastrous Fyre Festival in 2017, leaving thousands of attendees stranded on an island "paradise," people have now been calling Ultra 'Fyre Festival 2.'

Many people, described as "hoards of rowdy revelers" by Fox News got so tired of waiting for a shuttle they opted to walk across the Rickenbacker Causeway to get back to Miami instead of waiting for buses. The Causeway is 5.4 miles from one end to the other. 

The festival released an official statement on Saturday in response to the negative backlash, saying the transportation issue on Friday was "unacceptable and inconsistent with the high standards" expected by the many fans of this music fest. They even promised to offer "significantly improved" transportation for the rest of the weekend.

You can read the official statement below in its entirety. 

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Their social media has been blowing up with thousands of comments, and here's what some people had to say in response on Twitter: 

Of course, the internet is a little dramatic, Ultra wasn't quite as bad as Fyre, as demonstrated by this comment:

No additional statements in response to the comments have been released by the festival. You can see more comments and information about the festival on their social media page here.

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