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We sent 17-year-old Allegra Hanlon to her first Ultra Music Fest this past weekend. Here is her recollection of the experience.

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How to describe Ultra? In the words of a 13 year old, I’d probably describe it as “really really CRAZYYY.” In the words of a 60 year old, I’d probably describe it as “way too many young kids looking for trouble.” However, in the words of the 16-through-25 year olds who made up most of the rambunctious crowd in Bayfront Park, Miami this past weekend, I’d describe the entire experience as freaking amazing.

Although the setting itself is bound to get your adrenaline going, with Miami’s incredible combination of skyline and bright blue ocean, it’s really the music and the crowd that not only pumps people up, but keeps them on a high that allows them to “put their motherf—king hands in the air” all day and night.

You have to imagine the excitement I felt just being able to attend something like Ultra, a place where everyone seems to go completely insane. Where nobody really cares what you do, because each and every one of them has gone, just like you, to have fun.

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Swedish House Mafia’s Billboard Cover Story

Checking in with the reigning dons of the dance scene as they prepare to go their separate ways: http://blbrd.co/14Dvb3N

Today in Billboard History

Dec. 15, 1984

On this date 28 years ago, Madonna notched the second of her record 43 No. 1s on Dance/Club Play Songs with “Like a Virgin.”

Today in Billboard History

Aug. 28, 1976

Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart begins as a national weekly survey, capped initially by the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing.” Could there have been a more appropriate title to lead the first list?

Ready or not, “Ice Ice Baby” is back… this time with a Zumba remix.

Watch the video premiere and read more to find out why Vanilla Ice is up on the fitness craze!

Today in Billboard History

August 3, 1996

Still remember the moves? Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” Hot 100 began a whopping 14-week command of the Billboard Hot 100, eventually earning the honor of the top single of all of 1996.

Today in Billboard History

July 21, 1990

Black Box flew to No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs with “Everybody Everybody.” In a 2008 episode of Fox’s “Family Guy,” we’re treated to a cutaway of Cleveland Brown singing the club classic. Why? He’s touring with the group … according to Peter’s imagination.

Our latest cover celebrates EDM in the USA!

Don’t forget, it will be packaged with the Billboard Music Awards special edition (featuring cover boys Usher & Justin Bieber) on newsstands Monday!

Calvin Harris’ solo hits are climbing the charts, but the DJ/producer behind Rihanna’s “We Found Love” says he doesn’t want to be “the man in front with a microphone.”

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