Announcing that their ‘One Night Stand at The Masquerade Motel’ event will take place on March 26th, the trio promised a ten hour extravaganza provided by them and ‘special guests’, none of whom will presumably be playing Ultra, given the festival’s demands for Miami exclusivity.
"To clarify, we are not doing Ultra," Axwell confirmed on Facebook. "We will do Masquerade Motel and then solo shows." (Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/swedishhousemafia )
Their announcement ignited a flurry of debate on forums and Twitter, including follow-up numerous postings from Steve Angello in which he clarified their intentions..
“I know some of you guys are disappointed about us not playing ULTRA. We want to put on a Masquerade Party where we invite all our family and friends to play with us and create an experience for a whole day instead of coming in and doing a 1.5 hour set,” he said via Twitter.
“We have never told anyone that we're doing Ultra and that's not been anything we have even discussed since selling 8.000 tickets on Halloween on our own,” he continued.
“This is an experience we're building and we want you all to be apart of it. The production we're doing is huge and won't fit in a club or pre-programmed arena stage,” he said.
Twitter follower ‘Nicks_A_Ginger’ was unimpressed, sneering ‘Have fun doing it alone bc (because) no-one is going to your shit party’ prompting an immediate reply from Steve.
“HATER ALERT,” he said. “Some people need Xanax. Or 'Happy pills'. Its 2010 and almost 2011 and people still hate. Hate was so 1999.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXCjnG6LYqc (Swedish House Mafia Masquerade party promom clip)
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